Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day. In reflection of this event, on April 11, The Grauer School’s environmental club and movement called “Green Grauer” will be hosting a screening of the film, A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet, the first of its kind documentary that looks at big-picture exploration of the environmental movement.

The Grauer School has long recognized the importance of educating the community about environmental issues. The Grauer School’s “Green Grauer” movement includes growing organic, edible plants in the school’s greenhouse that are used in the School’s “Harvest Kitchen” cooking class; monthly meetings of parents and students to discuss gardening, composting, and other green initiatives on campus; and an Environmental Science class that is open to all high school students. A Fierce Green Fire focuses on the largest movement of the 20th century, the environmental movement. It shines a light on the activism that everyday people took to succeed against all odds and save their homes, their lives, and their futures.


(Pictured above: The Grauer School’s recent expedition included visiting organic farms.)

Nick Scacco, co-lead of The Grauer School’s Green Grauer environmental club, is looking forward to the event. “The school has a long history of environmental service and we are excited to continue to connect and reach out to the local community.  We look forward to raising a new generation of environmental advocates to help steward a sustainable future.”

The screening is open to the public and is an effort to educate and bring awareness to the environmental movements happening both globally and locally. In addition to the screening, the event will feature a panel of experts from various organizations in San Diego County and an environmental information fair. The fair, as well as food sold by East African Cuisine and Grauer students, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Grauer School’s Great Hall. Suggested admission donation of $5, with proceeds benefitting Green Grauer’s efforts.

The Grauer School, a grades 7 through 12 private college preparatory school, is located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, CA, 92024. More information is available online at www.grauerschool.com/fiercegreenfire or by calling 760-274-2115.

A Fierce Green Fire was directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and has won acclaim at dozens of festivals around the world.

“The most ambitious environmental documentary since ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ tries to make the case that we just might win.” – Michael Roberts, Outside Magazine

“The material is vast and it’s an incredibly dynamic film. It’s shaping up to be the documentary of record on the environmental movement.”
- Cara Mertes, Director of the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program

About The Grauer School

The Grauer School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and is the only school in the region to be honored as a designated UNESCO school. The Grauer School was named one of Outside magazine’s Best 10 Places to Work in the United States in 2013. The school serves as a successful educational model for hundreds of private schools around the world through the Small Schools Coalition (SSC) established by Founding Head, Dr. Stuart Grauer.