BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3121@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110605T000000Z DTEND:20110605T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Japanese American National Museum and Great Leap present MO TTAINAI\, a fun-filled\, informative day of performance\, video screenings \, and participatory workshops celebrating World Environment Day.\n\n"Mott ainai" is a Japanese word that loosely means &ldquo\;it&rsquo\;s a shame t o waste nature." The day opens and ends with &ldquo\;ORDER TO GO&rdquo\;\, a performance by members of Collaboratory\, Great Leap's artist mentorshi p program. Directed by Dan Kwong\, the show combines personal stories\, po etry\, puppetry and comedy to explore the conundrum of disposable containe rs and utensils.\n\nThere will be a screening of Great Leap&rsquo\;s music video "B.Y.O.CHOPSTIX"\, about the 100 billion pairs of wooden chopsticks we throw away every year and what we can do about it.\n\nIn addition ther e will be creative and informative workshops for young and old to offer id eas of how to change our wasteful habits. Nobuko Miyamoto will lead a new Obon song and dance to help us remember\, share and pass on the spirit of "mottainai" for all generations. Finally\, MOTTAINAI the music video will have its premiere public screening before its internet release. A full day for a great cause!&nbsp\;\n\nKenyan Nobel Prize Winner\, Prof. Wangari Ma athai has introduced "mottainai" to the international community and adopte d it in her Green Belt Movement. Nobuko and Great Leap want to share it wi th the Los Angeleno community. World Environment Day is an initiative of t he United Nations. In 2010 it was hosted in Rwanda and celebrated in event s around the globe.&nbsp\;\n\nFor tickets\, please go to:<a href="https:// www.brownpapertickets.com/event/177381">&nbsp\;Click Here!</a>&nbsp\;or ca ll 213-250-8800 DTSTAMP:20240715T055805Z SUMMARY:Mottainai - World Environment Day at the Japanese American National Museum URL:/en/events/2011/06/05/mottainai-world-environment-day-at-the-japanese/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR