Kick off your sustainable 2015 with Middleton's January 8th Green Thursday and a screening of "Bidder 70".
The documentary follows the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who disrupted a controversial BLM Oil and Gas leasing auction in 2008. He posed as a bidder, number 70, and bid $1.7 million to win 22,000 acres of land he had no intention of paying for. The film documents his journey from college student to incarcerated felon in the name of climate justice.
The event will be at the Willy West Co-Op Community Room, 6825 University Ave.
And save the date for Middleton's February 5th Green Thursday, when representatives from Madison Fruits and Nuts will discuss what it takes to implement and run a public fruit orchard on community property. A representative of Bock Community Garden will be on hand to provide an update on fruit and nut trees that we planted there in 2010, as part of a Fruit Tree Planning Foundation Grant project.