ThriveYpsi offers events of community connection:
screening the newest films on sustainability issues, with a special Ypsilanti focus and a dash of community fun!
Ypsi Food Coop is co-sponsoring events together with the downtown Ypsi District Library and Growing Hope.
The next ThriveYpsi event is:
"Little Free Libraries of Ypsilanti"
Have you seen the Little Free Libraries that are popping up all over town? Come learn about Ypsi’s little libraries and the growing, community oriented movement behind them from Ypsi’s Little Free Librarians, the builders and proprietors of these libraries. Then we’ll watch a short documentary about Little Free Libraries called "Because It’s Small," followed by a walk to nearby Little Free Library. Light refreshments provided.
Friday 7/17 6:00pm
Downtown Ypsi District Library
229 W Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti
In Fall 2014, we began the series with:
September: at the downtown Ypsi Library, we screened Connected by Coffee, a new documentary about worker– and farmer-owned coffee cooperatives that touched on issues of ethical consumerism, politics, and international trade, plus a tasting from Ypsi coffee houses (The Ugly Mug and B-24's)
October: we celebrated Co-op Month at the Ypsi Freighthouse with the new film Food for Change about the transformative history of food cooperatives. Plus, we sponsored a Co-op World Café which involved a fun table-hopping discussion with local coops new & old, including: Ypsi Cooperative Preschool, Ypsi Growers Co-op, CORY (Co-op Orchard of Ypsi), Ypsi Food Co-op, a Co-op Assisted Living group (AA), and The Hive Co-op Housing (Ypsi).
November: at the Growing Hope Center, we screened Viva La Causa, the story of Cesar Chavez and a great movement for social justice. We provided the film and snacks, and you provided a lively discussion after the screening!
Stay Tuned for more ThriveYpsi events of community connection...
Sustainability Film Series 2010-14!
The Sustainability Film Series began in late 2010. The Co-op originally partnered with Transition Town Ypsilanti and Growing Hope. In 2012, we added another partner: the Ypsilanti District Library. The film series concluded in August 2014
The goal was to screen documentary movies on topics that teach about the building blocks of a sustainable and resilient community, such as sustainably grown food, clean and available water, stable infrastructure, good health, art & soul, economic justice, renewable energy, right livelihood, etc.
Our past films included a number of great films:
The Power of Community in December 2010 & February 2013
No Impact Man in January 2011
The Garden in February 2011
The Economics of Happiness in March 2011 & December 2013
FRESH! in April 2011
Grown in Detroit in May 2011 & May 2012
Truck Farm in June 2011
A Farm for the Future in July 2011
Urban Roots in August 2011 & May 2013
Rivers and Tides in September 2011
The Fourth World War in October 2011
In Transition in November 2011
Forks Over Knives in January 2012
Is Wal-Mart Good For America? in February 2012
The Eleventh Hour in March 2012
Czech Dream in April 2012
Blue Gold in June 2012
Gasland in July 2012
If A Tree Falls in August 2012
An Inconvenient Truth in September 2012
Ingredients in October 2012
The Greenest Building in November 2012
Bag It in December 2012
Fixing the Future in January 2013
Patagonia Rising in March 2013
Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action in April 2013
Within Reach in June 2013
Dive in July 2013
YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip in August 2013
Designing Healthy Communities in September 2013
Promised Land in October 2013
Soul Food Junkies in November 2013
Surviving Progress in January 2014
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth in February 2014
Countdown to Zero in March 2014
Earth Days in April 2014
Koyaanisqatsi in May 2014
Nothing Like Chocolate in July 2014
A Place at the Table in August 2014
We are sad to say goodbye to our Sustainability Film Series. For more information on upcoming events, contact Lisa Bashert.