April will be a busy month for sustainability and food-related events! Slow Food is not sponsoring these events this week, but we are highly supportive of them and encourage you to attend.
“Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell The Coffee”
A Documentary about Fair Trade Certification
Black Gold has been shown around the world to educate the public about causes and solutions to poverty for coffee farmers around the world. 5 million coffee farmers have joined Fair Trade Certification as a way to earn a fairer wage for their coffee. Come, watch the documentary, and learn ways you can make a difference in your own actions and community. Co-sponsored by Deep Roots Market, who will be providing fair-trade coffee for the event. It will be presented free to the public twice:
Tuesday, April 3 – 5:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG
Thursday, April 5 – 7:00 p.m., Two Art Chicks Gallery, 609 South Elm St., Greensboro
Energy Film Festival
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library
1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro
The Power of Community – This uplifting film tells the story of how, when the Cuban people lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990’s they survived through cooperation, conservation, and community. (50 minutes)
Sundance Summit: A Mayors’ Gathering on Climate Protection — Without national leadership on efforts that will curb global warming, mayors across the country have begun to take matters into their own hands. See how now over 400 mayors have signed onto advance climate protection. (8 minutes)
Films sponsored by the Sierra Club, Greensboro Public Library, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, League of Women Voters, and Temple Emanuel.
an afternoon in the SEEDS garden with Anna Lappé
Saturday, April 7, beginning at 2 pm. Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and renowned public speaker on food politics, sustainable agriculture, globalization, and social change. Named among the fourteen forward-thinking Who’s Who in Time Magazine’s Eco-Guide, Anna and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O Magazine, Organic Style, and Vibe, among other outlets. Her book, GRUB: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, explores everything from making healthy food choices and preparing mouth-watering meals, to unmasking corporate flimflam and supporting sustainable farming, the complete guide for all who want to eat real food. Learn more about her and GRUB at www.eatgrub.org.
For details and to learn more about SEEDS, visit their web site at www.seedsnc.org.