Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nevada City Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Fest

While Michael was skiing up around Tahoe, our friend Ann and I went (with FREE tickets) to the Nevada City Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. We arrived in time for a vigil and march against the Israeli attack on Gaza and for Peace in the Middle East. So we got to tromp up and down in the hilly downtown of like minded people before even attempting to find the films and sit on our butts for a day and a half.
The films were incredible and I spent the first hours when I got home checking out the websites and information on the issues that I saw films and heard information on. I was most moved by the situation of Carrie Dann and the Western Shoshone shown in a film called American Outrage. Carrie is shown here with the film maker. She wants to pack the federal court in Reno on 1/20 at 9am against a gold mine that is proposed on the sacred Shoshone Mt Tenabo –Please look over the information and see if you can go:
From wolf aerial slaughter in Alaska, PCBs in Inuit children or LNG terminals in the salmon estuaries of the Columbia…. More and more issues crowd in on us and call for us. My friend Randy has a quote he puts on his emails that I like: “However mean your life is meet it and live it, do not shun it and call it hard times.” (H.D.Thoreau)
So much activism and so little time….
We were able to stay at the Sierra Friends Center and were amazed to see irises coming up in the foothills and mustards blooming in the orchards on the way home. What didn’t amaze me was a fellow veggie voyager and a prototype electric vehicle. People are doing the best they can in many different fields of endeavor.


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