2020 Environmental Awareness

Film Screening: “Kiss the Ground”

Event Date Thu Dec 3, 2020
Event Time 5 PM - 7 PM
Zoom Webinar

Are you ready for an injection of optimism into the climate change discussion? “Kiss the Ground,” a documentary directed and produced by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, demonstrates that agricultural practices directly affect the health of the soil and, by extension, global atmospheric carbon levels and the pace of climate change. By practicing regenerative agriculture–a no-till, chemical-free system designed to bolster and protect soil health–we can grow healthier plants, sequester more carbon and ultimately “reverse climate change.”

Actor Woody Harrelson narrates the documentary and calls regenerative agriculture “a simple solution—a way to heal our planet” and asks viewers to “save our soil in hopes the soil might just save us.”

Watch on Netflix in advance or join the Vail Symposium for a live stream followed by a Q&A with two people who worked on “Kiss the Ground:” Don Smith and Karen Rodriguez. The Q&A will be moderated by Robert Mullen of Nutrien.

Presented in partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center

Our virtual programs are graciously sponsored by Alpine Bank. Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities have also provided funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

Event SPEAKER(S)

Dr. Robert Mullen 

Dr. Robert Mullen 

Director of Agronomy

Nutrien

Don Smith

Don Smith

Stewardship Program Advisor & Teacher

"Kiss the Ground"

Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Stewardship Program Director

"Kiss the Ground"