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Date(s) - 2013/04/22 - 2013/04/25
11:50 am - 1:30 pm

Laney College




Please join us in celebrating Earth Week with our guest, Novell Carpenter, Urban Farmer, Guerrilla Gardener, Author & Journalist. Monday, April 22, Laney College Forum 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.

Environmental Film Festival

Laney College

April 22 – 25, 2013

Permaculture: The Growing Edge

An antidote to environmental despair. View inspiring projects and success stories of regenerative design. Narrated by Starhawk and featuring David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, Paul Stamets, Jon Young, Elaine Ingham, and more.

Monday Apr. 22, 1:30 – 2:15 PM in F170C

Forks Over Knives

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Monday Apr. 22, 2:15 – 4:00 PM in F170C

Consumption and Pollution (short videos and discussion)

Excellent, hand-picked short videos and discussion on consumption, water, and plastic. This will be a quick and easy way to learn about these issues.

Tuesday Apr. 23, 1:00 – 2:00 PM in F170C

Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, and Solutions (short videos)

Excellent, hand-picked short videos and discussion on greenwashing, climate change, Keystone XL, tar sands, etc. A quick and easy way to learn about these issues. This session will also include some inspiring videos highlighting solutions and success stories.

Tuesday Apr. 23, 2:00 – 3:00 PM in F170C 

Intro to Fracking and Gasland

Winner of the special Jury Prize at Sundance, GASLAND is the controversial, acclaimed exposé of “fracking”, the technology used in the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history, and the trail of secrets, lies, and contamination in its wake.

Wednesday Apr. 24, 2:30 – 4:30 PM in A239

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food imports cut by 80 percent, people were desperate. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy. In the context of global Peak Oil worries, Cuba is an inspiring vision of hope.

Wednesday Apr. 24, 1:00 – 2:15 PM in E254

Wednesday Apr. 24, 2:30 – 3:45 PM in E254

Wednesday Apr. 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Forum 

Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising – and often shocking truths – about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation. You’ll never look at dinner the same way again.

Part 1 of Food, Inc. will be shown:

Monday Apr. 22, 9:00 – 10:15 AM in A266

Monday Apr. 22, 10:30 – 11:45 AM in A266

Tuesday Apr. 23, 9:00 – 10:15 AM in A266

Tuesday Apr. 23, 1:00 – 2:15 PM in A266


Part 2 of Food, Inc. will be shown:

Wednesday Apr. 24, 9:00 – 10:15 AM in A266

Wednesday Apr. 24, 10:30 – 11:45 AM in A266

Thursday Apr. 25, 9:00 – 10:15 AM in A266

Farms in the City?