Issaquah launches movie nights focused on sustainability

March 15, 2009

By Contributor

NEW — 6 a.m. March 15, 2009

Continuing community dialogue surrounding sustainability, the city’s Resource Conservation Office is hosting the first in a series of free movie nights March 17.

The first movie showing will feature “Good Food,” directed by Seattle filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young.

First shown to packed audiences at the recent Seattle International Film Festival, “Good Food” introduces viewers to local farmers, ranchers, distributors and restaurants who are building a sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest.

“By purchasing food from nearby farmers and resources, people are supporting their local economy – and at the same time reducing the demand for food that travels thousands of miles to get here,” said Mayor Ava Frisinger. “We hope RCO’s first movie night will start some great discussion on what’s happening here locally, both in the Pacific Northwest and specifically in Issaquah.”

After the film, a panel discussion will be held with local food experts Dave Sao, from the Issaquah Farmers Market; Trudy Bialic, from PCC Natural Markets (who is also in the film); and Laura Niemi, Garden Programs manager for Seattle Tilth.

Snacks will be provided by PCC Natural Markets. Spend St. Patrick’s Day learning how to incorporate more “green” choices into your diet!

Event details:

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17
  • King County Library Service Center
  • 960 Newport Way N.W. (not the downtown library)

Learn more here or call the RCO at 837-3400.

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