My Water Activist – My Green Girl

Christine was invited to speak at a local environmental group today. She enjoyed it, and made a difference in this world, and I’m so proud of her. Those that don’t know, Christine used to hate to speak in public, but recently, I think she’s discovered how powerful she can be when she does speak. Here’s the write up from the website of the group she spoke for:

Screening of FLOW, a Documentary Film about Water
Submitted by gg_joni on Mon, 03/09/2009 – 10:41am. GreenGirl Outing
Start: 03/29/2009 – 2:30pm
End: 03/29/2009 – 4:30pm

GreenGirls and their guests are invited to a screening of the 84-minute documentary film, FLOW. This is Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century, The World Water Crisis. Christine Engler will lead a short discussion following the movie. More on Christine below movie details.

Filmmaker Irene Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?”

Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround. You can view the trailer at

Christine Engler has a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University with a specialty in Water Resource Engineering. She worked in the field of water resource engineering for 10 years. During this time, she was involved in the regional water planning effort for the state of Texas. The topic of water sustainability on the planet had always been of interest but was recently fueled by an article she read discussing the dire drought situation in the western United States. Shocked by the movie Flow, she wants to make a difference regarding the water crisis on our planet and raise awareness of individuals to protect and conserve this life giving resource.

**This event is open to GreenGirls and their friends, spouses, and significant others.

Event: FLOW: For Love of Water (documentary film)
Date: Sunday, March 29
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm (film viewing will begin at 2:45pm)
Location: Private residence near Zilker Park — (details will be provided via News) — maximum # of guests is 18.

Please RSVP by March 26. Be sure to include the number that will be attending. We can accommodate up to 18 guests.

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She just told me to add this to this post:

Go sign the Article 31 petition, which states:

Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance.

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