Screening of “First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture”

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FILM SERIES: “First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture”
Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cine El Rey, 311 S. 17th St. in downtown McAllen
A discussion of local “natural building” projects will follow immediately after the film.

The way we build contributes massively to our ecological problems, and is fundamentally unsustainable. But there are proven alternative ways to build which can improve our quality of life while reducing energy use and environmental impacts to a fraction of what conventional construction generates.

Sustainable RGV is working to bring natural building trainings to the Valley. The film “First Earth” explains why this is one of the most important “sustainable solutions” that we can implement.

A few facts….

Buildings consume 40% of the world’s energy, produce 40% of CO2 emissions, and produce 40% of ozone depletion.

97% of old-growth forests in North America have been clearcut. 75% of trees cut are used in construction.

Come see this wonderful film about how people from all around the world are using cheaper, locally-sourced materials (especially earth) to build comfortable structures.

Then stay for the discussion afterwards and learn about exciting practical projects that you can help make happen right here in the Valley!

Thanks to Cine El Rey for hosting the Sustainable Solutions Film Series!

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