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Kew Gardens / Forest Hills / Queens / NYC
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Interested in Envrionmental Issues and Urban Green Spaces?
CDI invites you to a screening of the prolific documentary "Dirt! The Movie!" After the film we will feature several expert speakers, refreshments will be served and there will be time for networking and Q&A. We are screening this film for several reasons, primarily because it is an excellent and entertaining film, yet it also spotlights the exact major problems that we are facing in Haiti in Seguin and Parc La Visite and sheds light on how we can begin urban green projects right here in New York City and how both are connected.
DIRT! The Movie, tells the amazing and little known story of the relationship between humans and living dirt.
Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth's climate. Dirt is the ultimate natural resource for all life on earth.
Yet most humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource.Consider the results of such behavior: mass starvation, drought, floods, and global warming, and wars. If we continue on our current path, Dirt might find another use for humans, as compost for future life forms.
It doesn't have to be that way. Another world, in which we treat dirt with the respect it deserves, is possible and we'll show you how.
The film offers a vision of a sustainable relationship between Humans and Dirt through profiles of the global visionaries who are determined to repair the damage we've done before it's too late. There are many ways we can preserve the living skin of the earth for future generations. If you care about your food, water, the air you breathe, your health and happiness... it's time to see DIRT! the Movie, roll up your sleeves for action and Get Dirty.
Date: Sunday February 20th, 2011
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Asociacion Tepeyac located on 251 West 14th Street
Admission: Advance online tickets are available (below) - $10 for CDI members, $15 for Non-Members
Tickets on the day of the event may be available depending on capacity.
Please RSVP by February 19th, 2011 by purchasing your tickets below.
The first 40 people to enter will receive a cool door gift!