Explore soil regeneration as a solution to climate change in documentary screening

"Kiss the Ground,” a documentary that unpacks how the Earth's soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet, is coming to Scottsdale Feb. 8.

The film addresses what would happen if we diverted the 60 billion pounds of mineral-rich food materials that go to landfills each year in the U.S. and turned it into compost.

Scottsdale Community College will host two screenings from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Language and Communications building, room LC-383. The college is located at 9000 E. Chaparral Road, in Scottsdale. A tour of the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife will take place in between showings. 

The idea of soil regeneration isn’t a new one in Scottsdale. Last year, the city teamed up with Recycled City to launch a pilot program that diverts food waste from the city’s Community Design Studio to the organization’s farm, where its composted and used to grow produce. The produce is then available for purchase – completing the full-circle of the organization’s service.

“The city of Scottsdale is committed to educating residents on how they can reduce food waste and we aim to lead by example,” Scottsdale Councilwoman Solange Whitehead said. “Oftentimes, simple changes can make a big difference. By adopting efficient food practices and reducing residential food waste, we can conserve resources, mitigate pollution and greenhouse gases, save money and alleviate hunger.”

Watch “Kiss the Ground” to learn about the soil regeneration movement. Register to attend

Read more about food waste and compositing in Scottsdale, and what actions the city is taking to tackle residential food waste.


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