Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge.

Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero.

Matter of Trust is a proud Presenting Partner and producing a special edition of this DVD  for the Paris COP21 Climate Conference.  Executive Producers credits of Racing to Zero also include Patrice and Lisa Gautier, co-founders of Matter of Trust.

Christopher Beaver creator of Racing to Zero was interviewed by San Francisco Green Festival the article can be found here.

Racing to Zero video distributors:

APT Worldwide – international nonfiction video distributor.

Bullfrog Films – in the USA

Additional laurels include:

Official Selection Mendocino Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2015

Official Selection American Documentary Film Festival 2015


    Screening:  May 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm
    Location: Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA
    Festival Dates:  May 29 –31, 2015
    Location:  Mendocino, CA
    Check site for locations and times.
Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board
    Screening:  May 28, 2015
    Location:  Manhattan, NY


Ready to help us win this race? Reuse, recycle, and recover waste products!  Reduce landfill methane emissions by participating in these programs :

Global Compost Project 
Pledge to compost your organic waste!

Excess Access
Connect with those in need of your unwanted belongings. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.