Green Sanctuary: Written on Water

Environmental Issue Series Conversation & Movie Night!

Friday, February 17, 2017 - Friday, February 17, 2017

The Unitarian Church of Calgary's Green Sanctuary Committee presents:

Written on Water

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Unitarian Church of Calgary
- 1703 1st Street NW, Calgary, AB
FREE (RSVP) or By Donation

The Green Sanctuary committee of the Unitarian Church of Calgary, in partnership with the Calgary Permaculture Guild, invites you to join our 2017 environmental film series. Our next screening features the film, "Written on Water".
Written On Water looks at the global depletion of ground water through the eyes of generational farmers on the Ogallala Aquifer of the high plains of Texas. The Ogallala Aquifer runs from Nebraska to the southern reaches of West Texas. The present story of the aquifer is a complicated one of property rights, conservation, waste, laws, restrictions, beliefs, tradition and resilience. The Ogallala Aquifer level has taken a sudden plunge in the last few years. By pumping six times the rate of replenishment, the aquifer has declined 60 to 70 percent in just the last two years. The water could literally disappear tomorrow. This is a tragic tale playing out not just in Texas, but in aquifers around the world. With water truly being our life-blood, the film speaks to a dire need to formulate a solution.
Admission is by donation, and please bring something for the shared dessert potluck. Doors open 6:30 PM, dessert and coffee/tea at 6:45, film at 7:00.
Come out on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM with a dessert to share, followed by the film screening, and discussion. Cash donations are accepted at the door to cover costs. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)


NOTE: The showtimes listed on come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to