May 22, 2014
Modern animal farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the U.S. are raised in factories hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie Director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners.
As it’s title suggests, the film questions whether an animal’s life holds more value than a human life, and asks: just because we can control other beings, should we? Speciesism: The Movie brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do. Interviews from scholarly figures like Richard Dawkins, Sherry Colb, and Gary Francione take Devries’ arguments home, and add to the film’s credibility.
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Governor Cuomo is coming to Long Island for the Democratic Convention, and we’ll be right there telling him to ban fracking from New York State!
Please join your friends and environmental community at an anti-fracking protest, to let our Governor know that the health and welfare of the people and planet, supersedes the interests of large corporate fuel companies!
It’s at the Hilton in Melville, NY
May 17, 2014
Join Slow Food NYC for a fun 5K to help raise money for the Slow Food NYC 2nd Annual Producer Summit. The Producer Summit is a one day conference, taking place on November 2nd at Hawthorne Valley Farm, that focuses on creating connection and improving communication, access, and understanding in the local food system. Most importantly, the Summit facilitates new connections between farmers, distributors, and chefs.
On race day, we’ll meet at Print at 9:30am to check in and drop off bags. At 10am we’ll run/walk 3.1 miles down the West Side Highway Running Path and then hang out post race on Print’s beautiful rooftop with a free beer or smoothie.
All running levels welcome.
May 14, 2014
Please join iEat Green, along with brokers from Morgan Stanley, at a Farm to Table Dinner Party, to learn the in and outs about socially responsible investing, and how you can keep your morals and ethics in line, while letting your money work for you. The event is free, but space is limited, so please send an email to Bhavani@ieatgreen.com if you are interested, asap.