Final KPU 'Green Wednesday' looks at what's on your plate with Richmond city councillor

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Langley, B.C. - City of Richmond Councillor Harold Steves will join KPU's school of horticulture and the local non-profit Green Ideas Network for the pair's final 'Green Wednesday'.

The event on April 9 at KPU Langley will include a screening of the documentary film 'GMO OMG', which questions how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affect our children, our planet and our food. In the film, director (and concerned father) Jeremy Seifert addresses the world's food systems in an attempt to find out whether it's even possible to reject the systems currently in place.

Each Green Wednesday brings Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students, Fraser Valley community members and special guests together to view challenging, creative and energizing documentaries that focus on what we eat, and the resources required to sustain our species.

The final Green Wednesday in the 2013-2014 series is in celebration of food and the 2014 season of the Langley Community Farmer's Market, which begins May 21 in KPU Langley's courtyard.

'GMO OMG' will be followed by a group discussion with Steves about the film and local sustainability issues. In addition to his role as city councillor, Steves serves as chair of the Parks and Recreation & Cultural Services Committee of Richmond Council, as well as vice-chair of the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee for Metro Vancouver.

WHERE: KPU Langley Auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 7:15 p.m.
INFO: Admission is by donation. Please note that pay parking is in effect. Lug a mug for tea and coffee.

For more information or to RSVP contact Betty Cunnin at 604-599-3348 or

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