Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

January 20, 2014

In Transition 2.0

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The Transition movement embodies an effort to prepare for climate change and peak oil. In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion into the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism.

In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

The discussion will be led by Margo Duesterhaus, who is one of the co-founders of Transition Howard County, which recently became the first official transition initiative in Maryland. Transition Howard County is an all volunteer organization that collaborates with many local community organizations and government on issues related to water, food, energy, economy, and health.


The Reel and Meal is co-coordinated by Prince George’s County Peace and Justice, Green Vegan Network and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group. For more information about this program, contact Susan Barnett at or 443-388-2961.