Continuing the City of Issaquah’s series of free film nights on sustainability, the documentary “Dirt! The Movie” will screen at 6:30 p.m., June 8, at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.
“Dirt! The Movie,” brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact of soil. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
The event aims to educate the community about the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility – from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
After the movie, a panel of experts will lead a discussion on dirt, and what we can do in our own yards to keep the soil healthy and toxin free. Information tables, as well as refreshments, will be available to attendees. Door prizes will be given away after the movie.
The Puget Sound Partnership, tasked with cleaning up pollution in the sound, notes that surface water runoff is a primary transporter of toxic pollutants to Puget Sound. How we care for our soil in our yards, and what runs off of them has a direct effect on the health of our local creeks and lakes, as well as Puget Sound.
The free movie nights are presented by the City of Issaquah’s Resource Conservation Office (RCO) and funded through a grant from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. For more information, call the RCO at 425-837-3400.