This month the Sustainable Pacific Grove (SPG) will screen the award-winning film "Sand Wars."
SPG is pleased to have this month's program co-sponsored by the Monterey chapter of Surfrider Foundation and by Sustainable Monterey. We will welcome Ximena Waissbluth from Surfrider and NPS oceanographer Ed Thornton to shed light on the ongoing local situation.
Most of us think of sand simply as beaches and dunes. Yet every house, skyscraper, and glass building, every bridge, airport, and sidewalk depends on sand. We use it to manufacture optical fiber, cell phone components, and computer chips. Sand is not an infinite resource. Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations?
SPG meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, on Central Ave. between Grand & Forest, 7.00 to 8.30 pm. Programs are free and open to the public.