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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

Green Film Series: The True Cost

The True Cost PosterThe Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present their 75th free sustainability movie screening on Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue. All events at the Library are free.

The True Cost tells the real stories about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.

The price we pay for clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. This groundbreaking documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, The True Cost invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

Please join us, and bring a friend, a family member, or your favorite fashionista for this entertaining and informative film screening, and an open public discussion afterwards.

For further questions, please contact the Montclair Environmental Affairs office at 973-509-5721 or grussell@montclairnjusa.org

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