Monday, April 21, 2008

Cottonwood Creek Environmental Film Festival June 6-8

Cottonwood Creek Environmental Film Festival kicks off June 6th with free screenings of environmental films at the Encinitas library. June 7th is family day, with children's films, education, and activities. The morning, afternoon and evening will be filled with films (even one on the beach!), and you can catch an interactive panel discussion on marine debris featuring local community members from the Surfrider Foundation and the California Coastal Coalition. June 8th will feature local talented filmmakers at the Encinitas Library.

Don't miss:

The short documentary "Seeds, Hope, and Concrete" - Arugula, squash, snap peas, all grown on concrete – is this possible? This uncommon scenario is cropping all over the US due to the efforts of Heifer International. Communities are learning sustainable agricultural solutions, even where concrete is the norm.

The short animation "The True Cost of Food" - Learn the truth behind your weekly grocery bills. The hidden environmental, health, and social costs of agribusiness food is scary, to say the least. This great animated piece shows that anything but local organic food is unaffordable.

When: June 6-8, 2008, various start times

Where: La Paloma Theatre (471 S. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas CA, 92024) and the Encinitas Library (540 Cornish Drive Encinitas CA, 92024)

More Info: For more information on these events, visit the festival website.

1 comment:

ali said...

they all sound so interesting. I'm particularly interested in the "seeds, hope and concrete" one. it's amazing, I am learning, how much can be grown in such small spaces. i feel like there's some real potential to do a lot of good with these innovative methods.