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2nd Annual Allegan Green Film Fest
Posted: Feb 27, 2013

Throughout March 2013, the Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center is partnering with the Sierra Club to host a series of films and events that focus on Michigan’s most important resource – fresh water. The films will be screened at the downtown Allegan Regent Theatre, 211 Trowbridge St., Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 673-2737 Sundays at 4:00 p.m. All films and events are free, (donations accepted) except for Last Call at the Oasis, which required pre-registration as part of the licensing agreement. All participants eligible to win a Dinner for Two from the renowned Salt of the Earth Eatery and Bakery in Fennville.

The films & events include:

Frogs: Thin Green Line – March 3 – 4 p.m.
Recent discoveries are startling: more than a third of all amphibians – most of which are frogs and toads – have already been lost, and more are disappearing every day.  The Thin Green Line exposes the environmental crisis that is unfolding around the globe, from Australia to North and South America and ponds in between. As environmental markers, amphibians alert us to the deeper problems underlying the health of our water resources.  

Last Call at the Oasis – March 10 – 4 p.m.
Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, the film exposes the defects in the current system and depicts communities struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon, it showcases the work of Michigan farmer and Sierra club activist Lynn Henning. Pre-registration is required for this movie. Cost is $10/person.

Lake Invaders  – March 17 – 4 p.m.
Directed by Grand Valley State University professor John Schmit, this Emmy nominated documentary tells the history of exotic species invasions in the Great Lakes and describes other invaders looming on the horizon. Biologists from around the Great Lakes describe the invaders, the damage they have caused and efforts to manage and the multi-million dollar fisheries and fragile ecosystems that depend on the health of our lakes. Professor Schmit will be on hand for a Q&A session.

All About Water – March 24 – 4:00-5:30 p.m.
A hands-on education fair that focuses completely on water – from the amazing science behind what we think of as common, but isn’t, to an exploration of all the ways our actions can make a difference to conserve and preserve it. The afternoon will unfold with a chance to explore all aspects of water and enable children and their families to learn about our most extraordinary resource. Boy and Girl Scout troops welcome.

The Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center is a newly formed L3C with the vision of: creating a working farm that honors the traditions of small family farmers, showcases heritage plants, animals and farming practices, while recognizing new technologies, including the value of organic farming and clean energy to ultimately deepen our connection to the Earth and each other. One important goal is increasing personal and community resiliency and self-reliance.

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