Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

PRESENTED BY: First Hill Meaningful Movies
6:30 PM, Monday, October 14, 2019 PST
Location: St. James Cathedral (click for map)

In a year when the burning of the Amazon rainforest has captured the world’s attention, the message of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” is especially urgent. The movie follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers what he contends is the most destructive industry facing the planet today — animal agriculture — and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for a large share of greenhouse gases, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Julie Mihalisin, plant-based lifestyle advocate and founder of The New Health Club, will join our post-film discussion. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshment and conversation; movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss any of the films in our Fall three-part Faith & Ecology series, “Striving for Climate Justice.”  On Monday Oct. 7 we’ll show “Paris to Pittsburgh” and on Monday Oct. 21, “The Reluctant Radical” at the same location and time.

Special Guests: Julie Mihalisin, plant-based lifestyle advocate and founder of The New Health Club

Sponsors: Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Seattle First Baptist Church, and St. James Cathedral

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 85 minutes

Director: Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

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  1. karen hendrickson
    #1 karen hendrickson 9 October, 2019, 15:06

    Glad to know that the Meaningful Movies are coming to our area!

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