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New Meetup: Princeton Film Fest and Talk

From: Marnie V.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:20 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Community Green Meetup!

What: Princeton Film Fest and Talk

When: January 10,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: TALK:
New Approaches to Community Building and Growing an Environmental Economy ? 11:00 a.m.
A panel who work in building healthy buildings and communities will discuss ways people can contribute to their own or their family?s quality of life. They will discuss healthy design and sustainable architecture and how it fits into everyday budgets, and the potential for creating eco- conscious communities. The panel, organized by We Are Building Open Opportunity Structures Together (We Are BOOST) includes:

Anastasia Harrison, AIA, LEED-AP, IAQA; Associate Director of Business Development, WESKetch Architects. Anastasia is is passionate about better living through healthy design and architecture.and is the first licensed architect in the State of NJ to earn an Indoor Air Quality Certification from the Indoor Air Quality Association.

Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEED-AP, Director of Sustainable SPIEZLE ARCHITECTURAL GROUP, INC. As the Director of Sustainable Design for the Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., Jason?s role is both to implement sustainable design philosophy throughout the office and to ensure that each and every project completed at Spiezle achieves the highest level of sustainability possible, within the given budget and schedule.

Elizabeth Slate is founder and Board President of The Alchemical Nursery Project, a non profit committed to furthering the goals of the urban sustainability movement. This grassroots organization is based in Syracuse, NY, moving forard with their projects: an urban ecovillage development, city-wide community gardening network, and the Community Warehouse.

King Corn ? 2:30 p.m.
A film by Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis and Aaron Woolf. 2007
Running time: 90 minutes

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from.

With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America?s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil.

But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat?and how we farm.

** This is a special reprise from last year's festival, this time with the filmmakers present, for a "double-bill" with their new film, The Greening of Southie, at 7:00 p.m.**

* The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney.

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