April 21st, Thursday
May 5th, Thursday
May 19th, Thursday
Evenings @ ~ 630-830pm
2016 Environmental Film Series
The general public is invited to Lincon SWCD's 2016 Environmental Film Series, a free event sponsored by Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, Lincoln County Solid Waste District, Oceana Natural Foods Co-Op, and Starbucks. Three contemporary documentaries have been chosen to bring into focus critical environmental issues affecting humans and the living systems that support us globally and locally. This film series will focus on the following topics: water resources, environmental collapse and protection of biodiversity, and food security. This year we will include local expert speakers at some films and mini-presentations at others that will help synthesize the information within each documentary with what is happening locally and to inform and empower Lincoln County citizens to conserve and appreciate natural resources.
All showings will be in the evening, with coffee and light snacks served. Lincoln County Solid Waste District has donated a 50 gallon rain barrel and/or composting kit, raffled off at the final film. Starbucks will be donating coffee and Oceana Natural Foods Co-Op will be donating cookies at each film showing.
Attendees at each film recieve a FREE raffle ticket! So come often!
All films are hosted by Lincoln SWCD and are free to the public!
Location: Rogue Brewers on the Bay
2320 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR 97365
If you have questions about this event please email Melissa Newman.
April 21st - Water on the Table (56 minutes)
"Is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right like air?"
Water on the Table explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably it’s most precious natural resource. Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow, and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization. The film shadows Barlow over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations.
Guest speaker: Lincoln County Community Rights http://www.lincolncountycommunityrights.org/
May 5th - Revolution (85 minutes)
Confronting ocean acidification, deforestation, overfishing, and climate change, Revolution turns the focus away from blame and changes the conversation to the future of mankind. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea to the rainforests in Madagascar, Director Rob Stewart reveals that all of our actions are interconnected. Through it all, Stewart’s journey of encouragement and hope meets activists and individuals all over the world that are winning the battle to save the ecosystems we depend on for survival. Revolution has won numerous awards, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival, Most Popular Environmental Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Guest Speaker: Abigail De Young (Educator with U.S. Forest Service & Oregon Marine Reserve Partnership Cape Perpetua and Wildlife Biologist with Northwest EcoTours)
May 19th - Seeds of Time (77 minutes)
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculturist Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food supply. Seeds of Time examines the importance of crop diversity for future food security in the face of climate change, plant disease, and natural disaster. With little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.
Rain Barrel/Composter Raffle!