Kiss the Ground: Watch the Movie, Join the Conversation

Kiss the Ground event announcement

California library community member are invited to a special screening of Kiss the Ground, followed by a conversation with Josh Tickell. These events are part of the Book to Action 2021 initiatives, which tackle important issues in the community and encourage reading, community discussion, and action. The Big Three themes that libraries and communities are focused on in 2021 are Equity, Sustainability, and Health.

Please register for these two virtual opportunities today!

Earth Day Conversation Recording Now Available

The recording of the 4/22 conversation with Josh Tickell is now available, embedded below and at Thank you to everyone attended. We look forward to the next chapter of this discussion.

About Kiss the Ground

How about some good news for a change? KISS THE GROUND unveils a game-changer to our climate crisis: the Earth’s own soil. Here it is…we can reverse global warming. The solution is called “Regenerative Agriculture” and this film presents the research, practice, and hope we need to move forward. Together.

Regenerative Agriculture can: Revive farmer prosperity, reduce flooding & draught, replenish fresh water sources, reduce fire hazards, reverse global warming, recreate regional access to nutrient-dense food, reduce toxic pesticides & fertilizers, reduce dead zones & water pollution, reverse extinction, and reconnect humanity & nature.

Register for Kiss the Ground special viewing: April 19 – 23, 2021

About the Conversation on Earth Day

Please join us for a very special conversation with Josh Tickell, environmental thought leader and award winning director and author of Kiss the Ground. The event will explore ways Californians can come together and make both individual and collective change for a more sustainable future. Plan to join us Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), 2021 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pacific.

Community members will be welcomed by Greg Lucas, California State Librarian. Josh Tickell will be joined in conversation by Stan Wang of OC Public Libraries and Stefanie Ulate of Monrovia Public Library. Chat will be moderated by Armando Rivera of San Leandro Public Library and Elaine Tai of Burlingame Public Library.

Registration is now open to all California library and community members. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation where you can manage your registration. This Book to Action event will be held via Zoom Webinar and will feature live captioning. If you need additional accommodations please email at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Event Support

The special screening and conversation are grant-funded events. Learn more about the California Library Association’s Climate Justice Interest Group. A free 45 minute educational version of Kiss the Ground is now available for school librarians and educators.

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.