Movies, MayDay and More in March

Bell Museum Sustainability Series — all movies showing at the Bell Museum (University of Minnesota); $5 donation
Up the Yangtze – March 1, 7:30 pm: The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest mega-dam provides the epic and unsettling backdrop for this award-winning film. At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Damn, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China. This dramatic and disquieting documentary explores life inside the 21st century Chinese dream and the landscapes and inhabitants it impacts.

The Greenhorns documentary screenings
The Greenhorns is a 45-minute documentary telling the stories of the young farmers who are the face of the Agricultural Renaissance. The Greenhorns is also a national non-profit with the mission to recruit, support, and promote young farmers in America.

  • March 8th at Macalester College in St. Paul, 7 PM in the James B.
    Wallace auditorium in the basement of the Campus Center. Sponsored by MPIRG.
  • March 12th at Bryant Lake Bowl, 7-9 PM, with a panel to follow. Sponsored by the Land
    Stewardship Project.
  • March 27th at the Casket Cinema in the Casket Arts Building in NE Minneapolis, 7-10 PM with panel discussion after movie.
  • MayDay 2012 Planning and Activities
    Planning has begun for the 2012 MayDay Parade & Festival and your input is needed. Join a brainstorming meeting on Tuesday, March 27 – 7-9 pm, at the Heart of the Beast Theater building on Lake Street near Bloomington Ave. Bring your ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams about building a sustainable future — and bring your friends and neighbors! This brainstorming will shape the parade and festival. Puppet and float making occur in April.

    A group of folks will be gathering on Friday, March 2, from 12-12 at Heart of the Beast Theater to brainstorm ideas surrounding the food justice and compost component of the parade, which they will then bring forward at the larger planning group. If local food and food justice inspires you, please attend this brainstorming session.

    In the Heart of the Beast has a GREEN TEAM that will be working on energy, food and waste for the festival itself. Volunteers are needed for each of these ventures.

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    About thinkofitasanadventure

    We are a 50-something couple living in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We attended a sustainability conference at our local high school in November 2010, with keynote speaker Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute. What we heard shocked us deeply. We finally understood the need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. We immediately began to change the way we live. We joined together with other folks in our neighborhood to learn more, to do more and to have fun doing it! We're part of Transition Longfellow. We're choosing to change now and to "think of it as an adventure." If you are on this journey too, we'd love to hear from you.
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