Enabling Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things
It Matters! is a monthly film and lecture series that presents a wide variety of environmentally related topics for discussion in hopes of educating and empowering our community to think differently about choices. The series is created by Kent Energy and Environmental Task Force (KEETF) and hosted by the Kent School. It is co sponsored by Housatonic Valley Association, Kent
Land Trust, Kent Memorial Library, Kent Conservation Commission and Northwest Connecticut Conservation
Here is a sample of some the films, for a complete list click here (link to past events)
Contact us at: 860-927-1464
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Dirt! The Movie addresses serious threats to the world’s arable land with a refreshingly light touch. It makes for a thorough primer on the catastrophic effects of strip-mining, excessive logging and monoculture farming, but also highlights successful examples of sustainable farming and green businesses. Date: February 1, 2011.
FUEL is the in-depth journey that takes us on a fast-paced road trip into America’s dependence on foreign oil. Fuel offers an explanation of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide range of policy makers, educators, and activists. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award.
BLUE GOLD: World Water Wars The privatization of water, our core source of survival, in an era when water is becoming more and more scarce does not bode well for inhabitants of planet earth. In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an exponential level as population and technology grows, resulting in the desertification of the earth. Future of Food This film examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge, multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food systems but also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, offering solutions like organic and sustainable agriculture as alternative food sources.