In honor of World Food Day, UDC CAUSES Green Living Expo, and United Nations (UN) Day, the Oxfam America Action Corps in Washington, DC is hosting a film screening and panel discussion for the public to discuss hunger, the human impact of climate change and efforts to build resilience. This program is also in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN and the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This program relates to several of the SDGs, including goal #2 (Zero Hunger), goal #13 (Climate Action), and goal #15 (Life on Land).
ABOUT THE FILM: Floods, drought, climate change, and even war are all directly related to the fate of humble dirt. Made from the same elements as stars, plants, and human beings, dirt is very much alive. One teaspoon of dirt contains a billion organisms working in balance to sustain a series of complex, thriving communities that are invisibly a part of our daily lives. The film, DIRT! The Movie, tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility — from its miraculous beginning to its tragic degradation. This insightful and timely film tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet.