Tuesday, Sept 10 at 7 pm
FREE Admission (w/ donations accepted)
presented by Mothers Out Front, Fossil Free Tompkins, Sustainable Tompkins, Environmental Management Council, Food Forest Farm, Citizens Climate Lobby, Groundswell, League of Women Voters of Tompkins Co., Tompkins Co. Climate Protection Initiative, City of Ithaca, Town of Ithaca, and many others
Q&A to follow on action steps to take locally.
Speakers: Dr. David Wolfe, Cornell Plant and Soil Ecology; Elizabeth Gabriel, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming; Nathaniel Thompson, Remembrance Farm and Full Plate CSA
Through the exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich presents timely solutions to reverse the effects of runaway global warming by re-stabilizing atmospheric carbon levels through the return of carbon to the soil, simultaneously solving two of the most challenging environmental problems of our time.
The soil ecosystem is not only the largest carbon sink we can increase quickly, but it also maintains about 99% of the living biomass on the planet and regulates atmospheric chemistry, global climate, sea level and water supplies, yet we treat soil like dirt! This film introduces the public to these strategies in a way that inspires understanding and respect for the gravity of the two problems driving global climate change: depleted soils and dangerous atmospheric carbon levels. This solution based film expands the focus of the conversation beyond the topic of “emissions,” to one of carbon sequestration, illustrating that only by returning the excess CO2 from where it is most dangerous (in the atmosphere) to where it is most stable and provides the greatest ecosystem service benefits (the soil) can we stabilize climate quickly enough to prevent runaway global warming.
For more information on the film, visit www.DirtRichTheMovie.com