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“Flow: For the Love of Water” film, Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 at 7:00pm at L.A. Eco-Village

  • How did a handful of corporations steal our water?
  • Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.

    Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Read more here:

    DATE & TIME: Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 at 7pm
    LOCATION: 117 Bimini Pl, LA 90004
    Donations: $5-$15 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

    Food and drinks will also be available for a small donation.

    No reservations required.

    More info: or 213/738-1254

    Film series sponsored by Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana in association with Greywater Action.


    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00pm


    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00pm


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    Los Angeles Green Festival Friday Sept 12 thru Sun Sept 14, 2014 at L.A. Convention Center

    About the Green Festival.

    Check out the 40 page: Preview Guide.

    Volunteer Opportunities:  here.

    More than 20,000 attended the L.A. Green Festival last year.

    Great kids activities too!

    Come visit the Los Angeles Eco-Village booth (#550), and so many other organizations you may want to catch up with.

    Lots of interesting speakers, demonstrations of all kinds, and a place to run into old friends and colleagues and meet new ones.

    Friday, September 12th from noon to 6:00pm
    Saturday, September 13th from 10am to 6:00pm
    Sunday, September 14th from 10am to 6:00pm


    Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall G
    1201 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Buy discounted tickets on-line here:

    and Get In Free if:

    You come by bike and use the LACBC Bike Valet service
    You come by Metro and show your Tap Card.

    Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

    Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

    Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

    Mission and Vision:

    Green Festival is inspiring and empowering consumers, communities and businesses to work green, play green and live green.

    At Green Festival, we are committed to:

    • Showcasing the best and latest green products and services in the market
    • Making ‘green’ practical, viable and accessible to everyone by promoting sustainability in everyday life choices and actions
    • Providing the ultimate marketplace for green brands and consumers who want to integrate sustainability into their lives
    • Striving to be a zero-waste marketplace where consumers can be assured that companies are committed to environmental sustainability
    • Representing a diverse, sustainable community that is socially and environmentally responsible
    • Encouraging companies to adopt green and fair trade principles through Green America’s certification process
    • Supporting vegan-vegetarian diets that are focused on organic, non-GMO and local artisanal foods as part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
    • Serving as a launching pad for Corporate Social Responsibility efforts and consumer programs in sustainability

    Much more info about Green Festivals here:

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    Shift Change Film, presented by LA WORCS. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7pm


    What: LA WORCS (Los Angeles Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services) presents “Shift Change”, a new film by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young

    Where: The Workmen’s Circle, 1525 Robertson Blvd Los Angeles CA 90035 – 5 blocks south of Pico Blvd

    When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:00 pm

    About the Film
    SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

    With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of  life. There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life.

    SHIFT CHANGE encourages support for employee ownership, and provides on-the-ground experience from a variety of enterprises and locations. Screenings have already occurred, and more are being planned, in cities around the world. The film is also expected to be presented on television, as well as in academic, public planning, business and community settings.

    SHIFT CHANGE  brings you behind the scenes at some of the most exciting cooperative successes in Europe and the United States. This is a movement that’s creating jobs, strengthening communities, and showing that another economy is possible. It’s a movement that’s taking off — and SHIFT CHANGE is the way to understand what’s happening.
    Sarah Van Gelder, YES! Magazine


    About LA WORCS:


    Los Angeles Worker Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services is an initiative to create a worker cooperative incubator in Los Angeles.

    Where to find us:






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    Within Reach Movie, Los Angeles Premiere. Tuesday July 24.

    WITHIN REACH explores one couple’s pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars and traditional houses to “bike-pack” 6500 miles for 2 years around the USA seeking sustainable community.

    Rather than looking in a traditional neighborhood, they begin to recognize that community is the secret ingredient to living sustainably on this planet. Along the way, they explored 100 Ecovillages, Cohousing Communities, Co-op Houses, Communes, Transition Towns and their own principles and commitment. In the end they return to the timeless truth that community is people; they are everywhere; and there is room for everyone.

    Both their journey and their film have answered the question that they and many others are asking: How can we pass along a lush, beautiful, sustainable world to future generations? After circling the country and interviewing hundreds of Americans, they have found that by reaching within sustainable community is Within Reach. In fact, it’s already here.

    To get the most up to date info on this film, join the Within Reach Facebook Group:
    or  follow the tour blog:


    What: Within Reach, the movie: Los Angeles Premiere (98min). Adventure, Documentary, Drama
    with director Ryan Mlynarczyk in person.

    Where: at L.A Eco-Village (directions)

    When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    $10 at the door.  Limited Seating.

    Sponsored by Urban Soil/Tierra Urbana limited equity housing co-op, the Beverly-Vermont
    Community Land Trust and CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages.

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