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Attend the Premiere of "Water for Santa Cruz", a Desal Alternatives film

Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club, in alignment with the National Sierra Club position on Desalinization, is co-sponsoring, Water for Santa Cruz, the short film that explores alternatives to the proposed Santa Cruz Desalination Plant.  Filmmaker Christopher McGilvray and water economist Scott McGilvray ( a son and father team) have produced an educational and inspirational film that includes excellent photography and interviews with local water experts.

The event will also include musical performances by Steve Newman’s Kitchen Jazz,
Gail Swain, Michael Levy, and Russell Brutsche.  The $10 admission fee benefits Desal Initiatives.


Christopher McGilvray graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After working with the Santa Cruz-based production company Varied Directions, he cofounded Six Finger Films in San Francisco. Over the last five years he has produced,written, and directed a number of award-winning films and music videos. Water For Santa Cruz marks his first local production.

Scott McGilvray looks back over a 25-year career in construction and water
conservation. He runs WaterAware landscape conservation company of Santa Cruz. He
served on Gov. George Deukmejian’s water conservation task force and received the
California Landscape Contractors Association Member of the Year award. Scott earned
an undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA at Stanford University.


Scott McGilvray, WaterAware. [masked]-0144. [masked]
Christopher McGilvray, Six Finger Films. [masked]-7008. [masked]

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  • ninamo

    Excellent Film. Informative, concise, and beautiful nature photography.

    July 12, 2013

  • karin g.


    July 12, 2013

  • Cheryl-Meetup

    Something to consider about California water: "Overall, agriculture accounts for 83 percent of all water used in California. It's true that California grows the majority of America's fruits and vegetables, so liberal use of water by its agricultural sector would not be unexpected. However, few people would suspect that growing feed for cattle is the predominant agricultural use of water in California. In 1997, 1.7 million acres of the state were planted to alfalfa alone. Irrigated pasture and hayfields consume more water than any other single crop in California - more than a third of all irrigation water. 1 Together, alfalfa and hay and pasturage account for approximately half of all water used in the state."

    July 7, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    I'm inviting a guest and not sure yet whether she's coming.

    July 5, 2013

  • David C.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door for this event.

    July 1, 2013

  • Kate

    OK, so it looks like we pay for the ticket the night of.

    June 25, 2013

  • Kate

    Can we buy our ticket at the door, or do we need to purchase it ahead of time?

    June 25, 2013

  • karin g.

    I can't wait to see these films!

    June 25, 2013

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