Our Blue Earth
Film Series Brings Out Community Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gabriel Echeverri   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:47

Films with a decided relevance to issues affecting Appalachia and our own Allegany Mountains were screened as a part of the Appalachian Independent’s “One Vision Many Voices,” film series. Prominent members of the community were enlisted to take part in panel discussions that followed each film, and after the preliminary presentations by panelists, conversation was then opened to the public in attendance and focused on the main premises of the OVMV project; how we embrace what we value in our community while moving toward a more sustainable future.

The range of films that were screened was as varied and colorful as the students and members of the local community that came out to be a part of our discussions. “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” ...

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SRWA Red Spruce Rescue and Count PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:07

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Pictured is one of the red spruce planting crews from last spring (from left to right): Charles Lefebure, Joe & Carol McDaniel, Liz McDowell, Mitch Norman, and Donna & Bill Fitzpatrick
 

The Savage River Watershed Association (SRWA) is looking for adult volunteers to help locate, count, and rescue young red spruce trees on several mornings this spring. Volunteers who are comfortable walking through rough terrain are needed from 9:00 a.m. until noon on April 11, 12, 14 and/or 15. Volunteers will help determine red spruce survivability and also rescue seedlings covered by debris from Hurricane Sandy. As time and energy allow, garlic mustard and trash will also be removed. For more details or to volunteer, contact Ron Boyer, SRWA red ...

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Focus Frostburg- a Learn-In for a Sustainable Future is Accepting Proposals PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Friday, 08 March 2013 13:49
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Fracking, Dying Green, Sustainable Farming Featured in Short Films Screening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Friday, 08 March 2013 09:01

dying green The AppIndie’s “One Vision, Many Voices,” project continues its sustainability-themed film series on Monday, March 11th at 7 pm on the campus of Frostburg State University, Rm 226 of the Compton Science Center. A collection of short films focusing on the Appalachian region provides the content for the final segment in the series. Topics including fracking, green burials, sustainable farming and renewable energy promise to make for a riveting post-film discussion kicked off by Rob and Dawn Custer with Goodness Grows CSA and Paul Roberts of CitizenShale.

Fracking Hell: The Untold Story -An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking ...

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Community Responds to HOME PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 20:24

The Appalachian Independent continued its One Vision, Many Voices Film Series on Monday, February 25th with a screening of the film HOME on the campus of Allegany College of Maryland. More than 100 people came together to watch the film, with nearly half of those staying for the post film discussion. Mark Beals, Manager of Green Ridge State Forest, and Dr. Natalia Buta, Assistant Professor of Frostburg State University’s Department of Parks and Recreation, served as panelists, helping to localize the issues introduced in the film and provide attendees with suggestions for further engagement. Using aerial photography to document contemporary environmental issues, the film’s sweeping images captured both the majesty of the natural world and the sweeping changes it’s witnessed ...

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