Sustainable Burien’s Next Meeting Is A ‘Film Day’ On Sunday, Nov. 14th

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Sustainable Burien’s next meeting will be Sunday, Nov. 14th, and will be a special “Film Day” with a screening of “Food, Inc.”, this time at a private residence in Burien.

Note that this meeting will be held at a new location, specifically at a residence located at 537 South 137th Place.

Also, the film “Who Killed the Electric Car,” will be available after “Food, Inc.” if visitors want to stay to watch it.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Sustainable Burien “Film Day” meeting.

WHEN:  Sunday, November 14th, 2 p.m.

WHERE: 537 South 137th Place (a private residence) *NOTE this is different than our usual location. The address is, and directions are: Turn south onto 6th Pl. S. from S. 136th St. It’s the large green house at the bottom of the hill. Please do no block any driveways or the mailboxes.

INFO: Here’s info on the film:

FOOD, INC. – How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli–the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms’ Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms’ Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Come join us for learning, exploring and more…

For more information, please call Rebecca or Bill at 243-9366, or go to the Sustainable Burien website.

From their website:

Sustainable Burien is an organization started in January of 2008. We recognize the need to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.

At our meetings we will be collecting burned out CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs and dead rechargable batteries. People are welcome to bring any extra food items [produce from your garden, fruit from your trees, etc.] that they have and barter with others. Also bring any coupons for food that you get in the mail or from the newspaper, we’ll pass them on to the food bank, who can make good use of them.

Gatherings are held on the second Sunday of each month, – from 2:00 – 4:00PM at the (new) KCLS Burien Library (doors open at 1:30PM). For more information, go to:

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