Generation Green Presents 2 Environmental Films:
Wednesday, November 14th, 6 pm
636 Ward Street, Martinez, CA
Join Contra Costa County's Last Plastic Straw, a Crestwood Healing Center sustainability campaign, for a screening of the film Straws at the Campbell Theater in Martinez on 11/14 at 6:00pm. Learn about the problems caused by plastic pollution and steps that our community can take to be part of the solution! Special guests, including The Last Plastic Straw founder, Jackie Nunez, will join our discussion panel and answer audience questions. Additionally, local businesses that have taken action to reduce or eliminate their plastic straw usage through the Straw campaign will be recognized for their efforts.
Tuesday November 27th, 7 pm
Peacock Theater @ Rossmoor
1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek, CA
In the new award-winning documentary, “Modified”, the filmmaker and her mother embark on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are not labeled on food products in the United States or Canada, despite being labeled in Europe and 64 countries around the world. Shot over a span of ten years, the film explores the impacts of genetically engineering our food, exposing the cozy relationship between the agribusiness industry and our governments. The film debunks the myth that GMO’s are needed to feed the world and makes a compelling plea for a more sustainable and transparent food system. This is a free film and all are welcome. Any donations will be given to Generation Green, the fiscal sponsor for various environmentally-conscious education programs and events. Among them are the Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Program, Sustainable Schools Connection and the Dumpster Diversion Project (DDP). The film is 87 minutes long with a Q&A afterwards. To see the trailer, go to: vimeo.com/266743948. For additional information call Karen Perkins, 925 433-5142.