What poses the biggest threat to Earth’s life-giving systems? According to Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, Conscientious Projector’s film for Thursday, June 11, at 7:00 p.m., the leading cause of global climate change is not fossil fuels, but meat, a.k.a. the animal agriculture industry. Releasing 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions, the production of meat for human consumption is the world’s largest driver of rainforest destruction, water depletion, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean dead zones and virtually every other environmental ill. That corporate media has largely failed to report this should come as no surprise, but the film also challenges the environmental movement for its silence on the subject. Filmmakers Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn show no such hesitation, whether confronting reluctant mainstream environmentalists and industry defenders, or suggesting a global shift to a more plant-based diet as a means for humans to live healthier and cool our overheated plane.
The film will be shown at Armory Center for the Arts. NOTE: The film contains brief but graphic images that may be inappropriate for viewing by young children.
Yvonne LeGrice of Vegan Outreach leads a community discussion following the film, which is being shown through the generous assistance of the advocacy group VegFund, supporting vegan activism. Arrive early to sample some delicious vegan munchables. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.