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Davis Screening of “American Meat” on February 6th

January 25th, 2013 @ 8:28 am by Camille Kirk

The guest post below is by Amanda Wentworth, a third-year Community and Regional Development Major and the Club/Event Coordinator for the ASUCD Campus Center for the Environment:

The Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) is widely considered the ancestor of the domestic chicken; a rooster at UC Davis.

The Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) is widely considered the ancestor of the domestic chicken; a rooster at UC Davis.

Can sustainable farming feed America? Find out: Don’t miss an upcoming screening of the documentary film, American Meat, at Hunt 100 on February 6th, 6-9 p.m.

American Meat is a pro-farmer look at cattle, hog, and chicken production in the U.S. This is a great opportunity, as the film is coming through Davis specifically to be screened for our community!

The event is free and open to the public and is hosted by ASUCD Campus Center for the Environment. Following the film will be a lively Q&A with the film’s director Graham Meriwether. Snacks will be provided and there will be free Chipotle burrito vouchers for everyone attending!

Three core actionable principles guide American Meat’s nationwide Young Farmers Screening Series: (1) thank America’s farmers; (2) support young farmers; and (3) food choices matter.

Come learn more about these actionable principles:  Join us for this important and fun event! And, please spread the word! Follow American Meat on Facebook  and check out our Davis page for local event information.

 

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Garth Lenz to present “The True Cost of Oil” to Davis, UC Davis, and Sacramento audiences

January 10th, 2013 @ 11:34 am by Camille Kirk

Guest blogger Lynne Nittler, a Davis citizen and active member of Cool Davis, sends news that Garth Lenz is coming to Davis next week. Don’t miss his award-winning talk; you have three opportunities to catch it:

Large-scale mining in the Alberta Tar Sands. Photograph by Garth Lenz, copyright reserved.

Garth Lenz, an internationally-renowned environmental photo-journalist, will present his talk and award-winning slide show, “The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation,” on the Alberta Tar Sands at the United Methodist Church of Davis (1620 Anderson Road) at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14.  Suggested donation is $15-20; students are free. Space is limited; pre-register at www.cooldavislenz.eventbrite.com .

“Canada’s Tar Sands are perhaps the most visually compelling example of all that is wrong with our addiction to fossil fuels and why we must change or face dire consequences for all life on Earth,” states Garth Lenz.  His TED talk on the Tar Sands has been visited over 700,000 times!

Best known for his work presenting environmental and social justice issues, Garth has photographed extensively throughout Canada’s temperate rainforest and boreal forests, gathering images that show the plight of the pristine Canadian boreal region and its people who are now confronted by a vast industrial project.  The Alberta Tar Sands are the third largest, most carbon-intensive oil reserves on the planet, and their exploitation is a global threat to climate stability.

Lenz will also present his slideshow talk at Wellman 2 Lecture Hall at UC Davis on Tuesday, January 15, at 5:00 p.m.  The presentation is open to the UC Davis community and to the general public.

Additionally, Lenz will present “The True Cost of Oil” at Goethe Hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church (1702 L Street) in Sacramento on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.  Donations will be accepted at the door.

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