SORRY! THIS EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY AND THERE IS NO WAITING LIST. WE WILL BE SHOWING THE MOVIE AGAIN DUE TO THE GREAT PUBLIC INTEREST. THANK YOU.
Join us for a very special viewing of this award winning film about the increasingly widespread practice of "Fracking".
This is a free film showing, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to help us defray food costs.
Fracking was the subject of the recent Matt Damon film "Promised Land" and the controversial practices of oil and gas companies to capture shale gas by injecting water and toxic chemicals into the ground, and fracturing the soils underneath to release methane.
"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe?
When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.
A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."
Some fracking has already taken place in California, but new state legislation to safeguard our environment has been proposed to avoid many of the damage already done in other places across the country.
President Obama has spoken about the need to take action to slow climate change. Release and burning of more methane from fracking will only accelerate climate change, and slow the introduction of clean, renewable energy sources.
For anyone who cares about the Planet or who has been involved in the environmental movement, this film will inspire and remind you of the need for concerned, involved citizen activists to continue the fight in the crucial years ahead!
Parents, bring your kids to see this film, and help them better understand your passion to Explore, Enjoy, and Protect this planet!
6:00 pm - Sign-In/Light dinner and snacks
6:30 pm - Welcome and Announcements
6:45 pm - Film showing (107 minutes)
8:30 pm - Closing Comments/Action items/discussion
Admission is free, but a donation at the door is requested to help us defray costs.
RSVP's are strongly encouraged to help us better plan for seating and snacks too. We look forward to seeing you!