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Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War
November 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Sunday, November 5th for a viewing of the film, Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War. This event is sponsored by Transition Houston, the Houston Peace and Justice Center, Houston 350.org. Contributions are welcome and will benefit Houston Peace News.
It will be shown at one of the St Stephen’s School buildings which is located diagonally across from St Stephens Episcopal Church’s Community House on Sul Ross. Sunday Nov. 5 at 7 pm.(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself.
Ecosystems around the world are in distress from forces of humanity’s own making: increasing population, unsustainable demands on natural resources, habitat and species loss, and climate change. One of the most destructive of human behaviors – war – is not commonly included as a contributor to the growing global environmental crisis.
Yet, in all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat, military operations pollute land, air, and water, destroy entire ecosystems, and drain limited natural resources.
Using archival material from the Civil War through more recent wars, along with expert testimony and eyewitness accounts, the film clearly presents the environmental and human cost of combat, and argues for public scrutiny of the ecological and human impact of war as essential to a more sustainable – and secure – world.
Contributions welcome for Houston Peace News.
Sponsored by HPN, HPJC (Houston Peace & Justice Centeer, Transition
Houston, Houston 350.org
Contact: Lee Loe, 713.524.2682; firstname.lastname@example.org