Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Backyard: A Review

Backyard Trailer from deia schlosberg on Vimeo.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to go to a screening of Backyard, a short film that shows how fracking (aka hydraulic fracturing) has impacted the lives of several families throughout the western United States. The film has a story similar to Gas Land (which I thought I wrote a review for, but apparently never did-- watch it!), but portrays the issue in a slightly different manner.

The issue of fracking is hugely important right now. Millions of people's water supplies could be in grave danger if fracking continues to expand and these gas companies aren't held accountable for damages they do to resources or peoples health. Natural gas is currently being touted as a clean fuel because it burns cleaner coming out of your vehicle. But, natural gas that is obtained through fracking is far from clean.

Check out the Backyard website to learn more about fracking, find a screening near you, and get involved in actions. Pin It Now!

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