Green Sanctuary Fourth Friday Film - Once Was Water
Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/28/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fourth Friday/Film of Vision and Hope for February 28, 2020, is ‘Once Was Water’.

Las Vegas, in the middle of the Mojave Desert, is the driest city in America, yet it leads the United States in sustainable water conservation. The efforts of Las Vegas, in its search for sustainability, have produced creative solutions (technological, political, and financial) and provide an interesting case study for cities that want to create their own sustainable water system.

The film follows the story of Patricia Mulroy, the controversial founder of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, whose leadership is shaping Colorado River politics. She’s espoused conservation and pioneered a list of progressive urban water programs, but also bristled at any suggestions that Las Vegas’ growth should be limited.

Everything to do with Las Vegas’s water supply and disposal is watched, measured and checked. 40% of the water is recycled for indoor use. Every drop is monitored acoustically to detect possible leaks within 6,500 miles of pipes. Southern Nevada’s conservation efforts have also generated a keen public awareness and spawned hands-on programs in the public schools to teach about food-growing and water use in the desert.

Films are shown on the fourth Friday of the month on a variety of topics and themes in the Fireside Room starting at 7:30 pm. Check out the TransitionPaloAlto website: https://transitionpaloalto.org/projects/friday-night-movies/ for the title of the monthly film, or call the church office.

A typical agenda is to gather at 7:15 pm for social time; the film starts at 7:30 pm with a discussion following. Suggested donation is $5 – $10 to cover film costs and venue.

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