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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - free screening
Date Thursday March 19
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Geekdom
620 Folsom St #100
San Francisco, CA 94107
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSpencer Mabrito
Emailxoptics [at] gmail.com
Phone2102322636
Come to Geekdom for a free screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret! During the 90-minute documentary, the oft-overlooked environmental impact of raising livestock is examined and potential solutions presented. This is not an animal rights sob-story - it's about our planet, a network of living things, and its health.

Check their site out for some facts about animal agriculture: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/

We can have open discussion after watching, too.

This screening is free, as in beer, but donations at the door will be accepted to recoup the cost of hosting the event. Hope to see you there!

More detail from the producers:
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean "dead zones," and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.
Added to the calendar on Friday Feb 20th, 2015 11:04 AM
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