Earth Awareness Week – April 16th through April 20th of 2018
A few of the topics covered this year:
- Rooftop Solar – purchasing and installing rooftop solar panels in Rossmoor.
- Electronic Vehicles – learn about the different types of vehicles and how to get them charged up in Rossmoor. Come see the vehicles and talk with owners and car dealers.
- Climate Change – Dr. Andrew Gunther gives an entertaining and basic presentation on this complicated subject. Bring your questions!
- Recycling – learn from our local contractor, Recycle Smart, how to save your Mutual money by recycling more and recycling correctly.
- Sustainability Initiatives – hear Tim O’Keefe and Paul Donner speak on how GRF is moving forward with green and sustainable changes for Rossmoor.
- Treasures and Tastes — Tuesday afternoon, a silent and live auction on major items, along with wine and food. Bid on dinners, parties, and art along with many new and gently-used treasures to keep them from the landfill!
- View/Download SR Treasures and Tastes Auction catalog_
- Mon, 4/16, 1:00-3:00 pm, Peacock BECOMING CALIFORNIA (116 min) An epic story of environmental change on America’s western edge. From geologic origins hundreds of millions of years ago to present day and beyond, Becoming California takes a look at change on a grand scale. It reveals how humans’ approach toward the environment dictates the nature of change, and how a shift in attitudes can foster healthy, functioning ecosystems amidst vibrant economies, sustaining not just nature, but people, too.Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Tues, 4/17, 10:00 – 12:00, Peacock OVER TROUBLED WATERS (45 min) This award-winning documentary produced by Restore the Delta and narrated by Ed Begley, Jr. details the dangers to the largest estuary on the west coast as it becomes more salty, more shallow, and warmer with its wildlife dying off as a result of the peripheral canal taking northern CA water to the Los Angeles. The new threat — the delta tunnel project — is avoidable with other ways to create a sustainable water supply. Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/
videoplayer/vi1574544665. After the showing, Sustainable Rossmoor President, Marcia McLean, will interview JOAN BUCHANAN who served as our Assemblywoman, representing AD16 in Sacramento from 2008-2014. Joan is currently President of the Board of Restore the Delta.
- Wed, 4/18. 8:30-10:00 am, Peacock REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR (90 min) Director of Who Killed the Electric Car? comes back with an inspiring and entertaining account of a revolutionary moment in human transportation as he follows developments at General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla, where these auto makers race each other to create the first, best, and most popular in the new EV market. Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/
- Wed, 4/18. 10:45 am -12:00 pm, Peacock JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY (85 min) A fun film that follows filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant who dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise become landfill. But, as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences. Trailer: http://youtu.be/zkASAZGIuu0
- Also on Wed, 4/18, 1:00-2:30 pm, Peacock Repeat Showing: REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR Director of Who Killed the Electric Car? comes back with an inspiring and entertaining account of a revolutionary moment in human transportation as he follows developments at General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla, where these auto makers race each other to create the first, best, and most popular in the new EV market. Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/
COMPLETE EARTH AWARENESS WEEK’S EVENT CALENDAR: