In celebration of Earth Day this month, Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green present Landfill Harmonic, the next free movie in their Green Film Series, on Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue. All events at the library are free.
This compelling documentary follows the ingenuity and shining talent of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group of young people who play instruments made entirely out of garbage.
When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. The movie follows the troupe from landfill to sold-out concerts, even through natural disasters.
Favio Chavez, their music director, must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. Bring the family, a friend, or your favorite young musician to this uplifting film and take part in our open discussion afterwards.
For further questions, please contact Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721. RSVP & share on Facebook, here!
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.
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