The Wild Center and AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project have announced a virtual film screening of the new Kiss the Ground documentary and panel discussion, set for Tuesday, December 15th, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.
Regenerating soil can help stabilize the planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and bolster food supplies. With footage shot on five continents, visuals from NASA and NOAA, and interesting animations, the documentary introduces a group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians who band together to help balance the climate.
After the 45-minute film, attendees will hear perspectives from a panel of students on how they are working with their schools and communities to reduce food waste through community-scale compost systems.
AdkAction will sponsor one young person (must be under 25) who registers and attends the virtual screening event to receive a full scholarship for the Soil Advocate Training course run by the makers of Kiss the Ground. This soil regeneration stewardship course explains the principles of regenerative agriculture, shows different advocacy pathways, and teaches students how to speak about and demonstrate these principles for different audiences. The scholarship winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
The screening is part of The Wild Center’s Youth Have Power event series and is co-hosted by AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project. Youth Have Power is a flexible, three-month menu of events for high school students to learn about climate change, decide how to take climate action, and connect with other youth climate leaders.
AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project is planning to use this screening as a launching pad for a series of “Compost Café” sessions aimed at sharing composting resources, composter designs, and inspiring area youth leaders.
For more information about the event, visit the Wild Center’s website.