Resources and Action 2022 Grassroots Film Fest

Watch Inspiring Films, Learn More, and Take Action!


Breaking Barriers


Healthy Land, Healthy Communities (Reciprocity and regenerative food ways/land stewardship)

  • Learn whose ancestral land you’re living on at
  • Prioritize heirloom crops designed for your local ecosystem when planting an edible garden
  • Minimize your use of disposable plastics to prevent trash from escaping into waterways
  • Reduce your consumption of meat products.
  • Visit  to find local farms, markets, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operations
  • Reduce your food waste!
    • In addition to using up valuable resources and contributing to food insecurity, food waste produces methane in landfill, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Up to 40% of food in America is wasted. Consumers produce the most waste compared to any other sector.
    • Info on how to reduce your food waste:


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Backyard Polluters

  • Find out what cosmetic toxics you might be unknowingly interacting with at
  • Check your local air quality and avoid high-energy activities on days when quality is poor. Learn more ways to spare the air with this tool.
  • Explore your local area and its environmental justice impacts with the EPA’s EJScreen tool: 
  • Consider switching to an energy supplier that supports the transition to, and democratization of, clean power. Learn more: ​​
  • Understand how you are impacted by industrial facilities: Look up a pollution map, or air quality index, of the area you live. 
  • Support local campaigns to hold companies accountable with heavier regulations.
  • Reduce the need for excessive manufacturing and product transportation by shrinking your consumer footprint: Buy less.
  • Avoid showering or doing laundry on rainy days: sewage can overflow from storm drains and run into waterways.
  • See how Bay Keeper, Rose Foundation Grantee, is working to keep our bay clean:


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Cohabitating: Sharing the Planet with Other Species


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  • Tule Elk: the Killing of a Native Species
  • Shaba
    • According to the World Wildlife Fund, there is an estimate that 20,000 African elephants are killed each year. That is an average of 55 a day.
    • Check out the Retiti Elephant Sanctuary, featured in Shaba


Generation Climate Change

  • Talk to the young people in your life about ecoanxiety and help them process their emotions. According to a climate change survey across 10 nations, 75% of young people say ‘the future is frightening.’
  • Help youth from built environments connect to natural environments
  • Advocate for green policy that works towards a more sustainable future.
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