eTown Presents Green Screens at eTown Hall: The Pollinators

  • When: January 22, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $10 Plus Applicable Service Fees
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Green Screens at eTown Hall is an environmental documentary and community engagement series that aims to further discussion and action around climate and environmental issues.

Each screening event will include an interactive panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring experts from diverse professional backgrounds. Local environmental organizations and initiatives will also be on hand to share ideas, network, and recruit volunteers.

Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo. Honey bees. Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of America. One out of every three bites we eat, the growth of almost all our fruits, nuts and vegetables, would be impossible without pollination from bees.

A new documentary feature, The Pollinators, directed by Peter Nelson and produced by Sally Roy, Nelson and Michael Reuter, presents the fascinating and untold story. And warns that the bees are in serious danger.

Photo Credit for Image Above: Peter Nelson

Doors: 6:00pm

Film Start: 7:00pm (followed by a panel discussion)

A panel discussion and audience Q&A moderated by Nick Forster will follow the screening. This event's panelists include:

Sue Anderson, Co-Chair, The People and Pollinators Action Network

Sue has worked in the non-profit sector for over thirty years in Vermont, Colorado and Washington state, as well as in Asia and Africa. She has worked primarily in the areas of social justice, environment and civic engagement serving as executive staff and on many boards of directors. Currently she serves on the boards of Conservation Colorado and the Community Foundation of Boulder and is on the national advisory board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. She is a beekeeper and grows things on a small farm outside Longmont.

Tim Brod, Founder and Owner, Highland Honey

Tim Brod is the founder, owner, and operator of Highland Honey, a Boulder County bee operation. He is an educator and advocate for all pollinators. He has worked with honey bees and agricultural development concerns all over the world. Tim believes that honey, like wine, coffee, chocolate, and cheese, is part of America’s epicurean food awakening. Once you have eaten an exquisite honey, you will always know the difference between a generic honey and that of a raw product with unique local tastes and floral aromas.