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Compost discussion will follow ‘Kiss the Ground’ screening

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center and AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project will host a virtual film screening of the new “Kiss the Ground” documentary and a panel discussion to follow on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

After viewing the 45-minute film, attendees will hear perspectives from a panel of students on how they are working with their schools and communities to reduce food waste through community-scale compost systems.

“Kiss the Ground” unveils an approach designed to reverse global warming: Regenerate soil to stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. With footage shot on five continents, as well as animation, the documentary highlights a group of activists, scientists, farmers and politicians.

AdkAction will sponsor one person under age 25 who registers and attends the virtual screening event to receive a full scholarship for the Soil Advocate Training course run by Kiss the Ground. This course explains the principles of regenerative agriculture, shows different advocacy pathways, and teaches students how to speak about and demonstrate these principles for different audiences. The scholarship winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

The screening is part of The Wild Center’s Youth Have Power event series and is co-hosted by AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project. Youth Have Power is a flexible, three-month menu of events for high school students to learn about climate change, decide how to take climate action, and connect with other youth climate leaders.

AdkAction’s Compost for Good Project will use this screening as a launching pad for a series of “Compost Cafe” sessions aimed at sharing composting resources and composter designs, and inspiring area youth leaders to spark a composting revolution in the Adirondacks and beyond.

For more information about the event, visit https://www.wildcenter.org/event/kiss-the-ground-virtual-film-screening-discussion.

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