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The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup Message Board › New Meetup: Transition Film Screening & Networking, "Urban Roots," Wed. July 27

New Meetup: Transition Film Screening & Networking, "Urban Roots," Wed. July 27

Dan M.
Forest Hills, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Transition Film Screening & Networking, "Urban Roots," Wed. July 27
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: The Horticultural Society of New York
148 West 37th St., 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Transition film screening and networking
Wed. July 27, 7 PM

Screening of Urban Roots, 7 PM
The Horticultural Society of New York
148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Doors open at 6:30 PM
No charge to attend

A small group of dedicated citizens, allied with environmental and academic groups, have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform not just a city after its collapse, but also a country after the end of its industrial age. Urban Roots is the story of a group of dedicated Detroiters working tirelessly to fulfill their vision for locally-grown, sustainably farmed food in a city where people -- as in much of the county -- have found themselves cut off from real food and limited to the lifeless offerings of fast food chains, mini-marts, and grocery stores stocked with processed food from thousands of miles away. The film follows the inspiring stories of several agricultural programs, each one designed to address a specific issue. Thanks to the Horticultural Society for organizing this screening!

Transition networking and discussion, 8:30 PM
Join us after the screening at Ginger's
512 7 th Avenue between 37 th and 38 th Street, basement room
around the corner from HSNY

A few weeks ago, we had a screening of End of Suburbia at Orchard House Café on the Upper East Side, and the discussion continues. Volunteers informed by the Transition movement develop grassroots projects in their communities, much like those described in Urban Roots. We'll discuss what we can we do in New York City. Sponsors include: Metro NYC Environmental Meetup, NYC Peak Oil Meetup, and Green City Challenge.

The Transition model is one way to support NYC sustainability efforts. Transition organizing efforts start with public education about the scope of our sustainability challenges - including climate change, resource depletion and economic uncertainty - as well as grassroots ways to respond. To organize film screenings and discussion in your community, contact us.

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