Written on Water - Environmental Film Series Movie Night
Friday, 17 February 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MST)
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The Green Sanctuary committee of the Unitarian Church of Calgary, in partnership with the Calgary Permaculture Guild, invites you to join our 2017 environmental film series. Our next screening features the film, "Written on Water".
Written On Water looks at the global depletion of ground water through the eyes of generational farmers on the Ogallala Aquifer of the high plains of Texas. The Ogallala Aquifer runs from Nebraska to the southern reaches of West Texas. The present story of the aquifer is a complicated one of property rights, conservation, waste, laws, restrictions, beliefs, tradition and resilience. The Ogallala Aquifer level has taken a sudden plunge in the last few years. By pumping six times the rate of replenishment, the aquifer has declined 60 to 70 percent in just the last two years. The water could literally disappear tomorrow. This is a tragic tale playing out not just in Texas, but in aquifers around the world. With water truly being our life-blood, the film speaks to a dire need to formulate a solution.
Admission is by donation, and please bring something for the shared dessert potluck. Doors open 6:30 PM, dessert and coffee/tea at 6:45, film at 7:00.
Come out on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM with a dessert to share, followed by the film screening, and discussion. Cash donations are accepted at the door to cover costs. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
- What: Green Sanctuary Environmental Movie Night, Conversation and Dessert!
- When: Friday February 17, 2017 6:30-9:00 PM
- Where: Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1st Street Northwest, Calgary
- Cost: Donations accepted at door to cover costs
- Please bring dessert to share.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcome to this event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Public transit is readily accessible via bus routes along 16th Ave North as well as Center Street. Bicycle lock-ups are also available at the church. Free street parking is available on 1st Street and surrounding streets in the evenings.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring a dessert to share.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email the Green Sanctuary committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Registration is optional, but encouraged, to allow the organizers to plan ahead. If you or a friend want to come, but didn't get a chance to register, that is okay. Come join us anyways.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. If you are unable to do so using Eventbrite, just email email@example.com with the changes.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. As an environmentally-focused group, we would prefer that you don't print a ticket. We will have a list of registered participants at the door. (Unregistered guests will be welcome as space allows.)
When & Where
Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Church of Calgary
In 2007, the Unitarian Church of Calgary achieved recognition as a “Green Sanctuary.” Green Sanctuary is now a standing committee. Its goals are:
- To build awareness of societal environmental issues among Unitarians
- To generate commitment for personal lifestyle changes
- To motivate Unitarians to community action on environmental issues
- To build a connection between spiritual practice and environmental consciousness
- To build awareness of and rectify environmental injustices