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The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth, Free Film in Salem, April 10th @ 6:30pm

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The First Millimeter: Healing the Earth

This documentary explores a solution to global warming; an answer that saves money, our food supply and our children’s lives.This story is about hope and using tools, already in place, to heal what we all depend on to survive: the topsoil of the Earth. The film is about one solution: carbon sequestration in grasslands worldwide. As we learn of the possibilities, children from around the globe help us understand how important the issue is to everyone’s future. “Healing the Earth” holds a critical part of the answer to one of the world’s most formidable problems. The results are shown to be vast, long lasting and life changing for the individuals involved, for their communities and for the world. And the answer is right under our feet.

If you are interested in restoration agriculture, sustainable gardening, and local solutions:

Come join our latest free film to meet other like minded folk and learn more.

NW Permaculture Institute Free Film and Lecture Series.

Held in Salem every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm

At Salem Friend’s Meeting House, 490 19th Street NE (19th and Breyman)

For more information: 971-218-4772 or dianedalychavez@gmail.com

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Power Paths, Free Film & Potluck in Salem Oct 22nd @ 6:30

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How can America truly end its dependence on fossil fuels and transition to green power?
Power Paths is an inspiring documentary about how Native American communities across the West are leading the transition to alternative energy sources. Ten percent of America’s energy comes from Native American lands, including a third of the U.S. coal deposits and hydroelectric dams that feed the grid. These coal mines and plants brought jobs to the region, but they also brought pollution, cancer and environmental destruction. Power Paths chronicles the efforts of several tribes as they fight to end the harmful use of coal and work to bring clean, renewable energy projects into their communities, including wind and solar power. As Power Paths reveals, many Native American tribes are not waiting for the government to act. Instead, they are actively seeking investors and a way to control their own energy and sell the rest to the power companies. As the nation at large struggles to disengage itself from the chains of a fossil-fuel-based economy, Power Paths signals cause for hope that an alternative is not somewhere in the future, but possible right now.
Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: Free Film and Lecture Series
Held in Salem every 4th Thursday @ 6:30pm (except November and December)

Salem 4th Thursday events include potluck & discussion
@ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center Street. NE, Salem
For more information: 503-449-8077

This event is made possible by support from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, Life Source Natural Foods, and private donations from people in our community.  Thank you for your support!