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Green Film Series: Seed, the Untold Story

The Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of – SEED: The Untold Story – where we are shown few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind.

SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and Raj Patel.

Find out more about them and take part in our open discussion on how seed issues impact our own lives. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at: (973) 335-4469 or MarnieVyff@gmail.com. You can also RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244753102226468/

 

SEED: The Untold Story (Official Theatrical Trailer) from Collective Eye Films on Vimeo.

Green Film Series: Delicious Peace Grows

Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm at the Montclair Public Library when the Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of – Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean – opening your eyes about how peoples lives are affected through your choice of coffee. Another short film on the topic will be shown and a discussion after.

Living in the lingering wake of terror and intolerance, a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim coffee farmers in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Uganda sought to work collectively to overcome economic hurdles and challenge ingrained religious prejudices. They formed “Delicious Peace” Coffee Cooperative and partnered with a Fair Trade US buyer and roaster. Today, the farmers’ standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to farmers in nearby regions as well as their coffee customers in the US.

The business models of Fair-trade and cooperatives are making great changes in peoples lives around the world and are growing institutions. Find out more about them and take part in our open discussion on how they have touched our own lives. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at: (973) 335-4469 or MarnieVyff@gmail.com

Believing in a Sacred Planet, Thursday at 7pm at MKA

Believing in a Sacred Planet:  How Religious Groups and Environmentalists are Working Together to Save the Earth

This Thursday, February 9 at 7pm, the History Department of Montclair Kimberley Academy is hosting a speaker, Martin Palmer, who will be giving a talk entitled, “Believing in a Sacred Planet:  How Religious Groups and Environmentalists are Working Together to Save the Earth.”  Palmer is Secretary General of an organization known as the Alliance for Religions and Conservation (ARC) which works with religious groups and environmentalists around the world.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact David Hessler at dhessler@mka.org

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