Americans continue to out-big-foot everyone else when it comes to consumption. Although only 5 percent of the global population, Americans are said to use more than one-quarter of the world’s energy.  If everyone lived like North Americans, we’d need at least seven planets to support our lifestyles.

A new year is time for new resolutions and new beginnings, so let’s kick our wasteful habits and start reducing our footprint one step at a time.

Unlike our summer and fall events, please note the ENTIRE event will be held INDOORS.

What: Film Screening & Vegetarian Potluck

When: Sunday, January 25 (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

Where: 626 Cypress Ave, Pasadena CA (see map)

Cost: $10  (children under 12 are free)  A small entrance fee is require as it helps pay for facility rental, screening licensing fees, sound system, and purchase of eco friendly. compostable dinnerware

Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 626.844.4586 or filling out online reservation form

Event Schedule

5:00 PM – event starts / Freedom Garden Meetup & Swap N Trade & perhaps even a FREEDOM SEED table filled with safe, secure & pure seed varieties

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – potluck

7:00 PM – film screening ‘HUMAN FOOTPRINT’ ( 90 min)

8:30 PM – discussion

9:30 PM – event ends


With the aid of eye-opening visuals, this National Geographic special illustrates the true nature of the “footprints” human beings leave behind on the planet. By tracing the arc of an average person’s life — a time period that spans about 2.5 billion seconds — the program reveals how much energy a person consumes, how much waste he or she produces and even how many people they will have met by the time they die.

The Human Footprint hosted by Elizabeth Vargas reveals the extraordinary impact that each of our lives has on the world around us. In a playful, surprising and thought-provoking portrait of our time on earth, National Geographic demonstrates, in a series of remarkable visuals, what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us. In this unique journey through life, it shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel youll consume and how much youve got to pack in during your 2,475,526,000 seconds on Earth.


Bring something (preferably vegetarian) to contribute to the potluck – bring enough food for yourself/family and a bit to share. The primary focus of the ‘Locavore’ potluck is to promote eating whole foods, in their nature-made state, focusing on fresh food from local sources (or as local as possible)

If not FROM BACKYARD then locally produced.
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

Freedom Garden Meetup

Join local homegrown revolutionaries – swap crops, seeds, expertise and more.

Growing for 21st century food security, is a free interactive, online social community of gardening enthusiasts who are fed up with foreign oil, frequent food miles and high food prices.

To reserve space for this event fill out this easy regisration form or contact 626.844.4586


  1. Martha Wida says:

    I have attended one of your programs.
    It was terrific!

  2. Stephany says:

    It sounds like it should be such a lovely time. I just decided that instead of sitting here wistfully longing to live somewhere near other people, I will pull something together here. I wonder how many freedom gardeners there are in Iowa.

  3. Stephany says:

    It sounds like it should be such a lovely time. I wonder how many freedom gardeners there are in Iowa.

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  7. Ann Eittinger says:

    Regret that we (5 people) cannot attend the potluck and screening tonight (Jan 25 Human Footprint) due to colds and sore throats.
    So sorry, hope you can reach 5 others to replace us.
    See you next time,
    Ann and family

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