September 14, 2014
Green Wednesdays at KPU Langley
Metro Vancouver, BC – The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) School of Horticulture, in collaboration with the non-profit Green Ideas Network, is proud to announce the seventh season of Green Wednesdays: A monthly series of engaging documentaries about climate change, sustainability, agriculture and food.
Beginning October 8 and continuing the second Wednesday of each month until April, the public is invited to view movies with Kwantlen Horticulture and Environmental Protection Technology students. Green Wednesdays often include informed and popular guest speakers to engage the room in spirited conversation and open public dialogue in response to films that explore issues related to what we eat and our relationships to the infrastructure and resources required to sustain our species.
“The films challenge viewers to consider ways we can make our everyday and future world better for the diversity of robust, life-giving species,” says Betty Cunnin, KPU horticulture instructor and faculty support for Green Wednesdays. Green Wednesdays explores issues pertaining to the ecological impacts of human choice on our lives, and those of generations to come. Past patrons have been inspired to start the Langley Farmer’s Market, initiate food gardens in their children’s schools, work with local councils to reduce water waste and encouraged to share and explore ideas with their community for a more just and sustainable planet for all living species.
This season’s movies include the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries DamNation and Revolution and two films from local filmmakers Jen and Grant Baldwin and Taina and Ilkka Uitto. The screenings, held at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, are graciously sponsored by A Bread Affair, Nature’s Fare Markets, VanCity Ethical Bean Coffee Company and Bullfrog Power.
The opening event on October 8th is partnered with the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), in celebration of BC Rivers Day and WaterWeeks. For capacity, this first event will be held at the Fraser River Discovery Theatre, 4th Floor, 20335 65th Ave., Langley. Waterweeks, hosted by LEPS in partnership with the Township of Langley, is an annual series of events that provide opportunity for residents of all ages to experience, appreciate, and take action to protect our community’s watershed and wildlife habitat natural resources.
Beginning in November, movies will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 1030 at 20901 Langley bypass. Admission to each event is by donation. Registration is recommended due to limited seating. Most evenings are completed with free draws for abundant, usually tasty, door prizes.
All movies are open to the public and all KPU students, faculty and staff.
The 2014/15 season of films is scheduled to present:
**Wed. Oct 8th 2014: “DamNation” (87 min)
**Fraser River Discovery Theatre, 4th Floor, 20335 65th Ave., Langley
Wed. Nov 12th ‘14: “Powerful Energy for Everyone” (52 min)
Wed. Dec 3rd ’14: “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” (75 min)
Wed. Jan 14th 2015: “From the Waste Up” (82 min)
Wed. Feb 11th ‘15: “Profit or Loss” (57 min)
Wed. Mar 11th ‘15: “Feeding Frenzy” (57 min)
Wed. Apr 8th ‘15: “Revolution” (90 min)
For more information or to register contact: Betty Cunnin at 604-599-3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.