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Novato Green Film Series continues with FREE screening of 'Dirt Rich' on May 31

Post Date:05/24/2018 4:53 PM

Join the City of Novato and community partners Sustainable Novato, Marin Conservation League, College of Marin, and Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden for the third film screening in our popular Green Film Series. Dirt Rich will be screened on Thursday, May 31,  6:30pm at Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dirt Rich filmmaker Marcy Cravat, Johnny Campbell (Farm Manager at College of Marin’s Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden), and Jeff Creque from the Carbon Cycle Institute.

Dirt Rich makes the case for shifting our focus from reducing greenhouse gas emission to carbon sequestration as a means to rapidly reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

"We're really excited to bring this beautiful, hopeful, and insightful documentary to Novato," said Gretchen Schubeck, Sustainability Coordinator. "Dirt Rich provides concrete and practical examples of ecosystem regeneration as a viable means to capture carbon and replenish degraded environments."

Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation programs, restoration of carbon-rich wetlands and protection of keystone species, Dirt Rich illustrates how these strategies can return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon, while at the same time growing soil – our most precious resource.

According to Jeff Creque of the Carbon Cycle Institute, "Agriculture is among the human endeavors most vulnerable to climate change, and the one sector that has the capacity to address the imperative of removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it beneficially in the world's soils”.

In addition to being the earth’s largest ‘carbon sink’, the soil ecosystem maintains about 99% of the living biomass on the planet and regulates atmospheric chemistry, global climate, sea level, and water supplies.

The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Doors open at 6pm.

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