Join Sustainable Wellesley for Dinner and a Movie!
Movie nights will take place in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library and are free and open to the public, with dinner served! Registration Required.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and screenings start at 6:45 p.m. Following each film will be a 5-10 minute presentation of resources related to the documentary topic.
Tuesday, April 9th, Before The Flood a film about possible solutions to the dangers of climate change. RSVP for April 9th.
Tuesday, May 21st, Stink! a film about carcinogenic chemicals in everyday products and how to make better choices. RSVP for May 21st.
This event is gratefully co-sponsored by the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission.
Movie Night: “A Chemical Reaction: The Story of True Green Revolution”
Wednesday, May 16, 7pm, Wakelin Room – Wellesley Free Library
A screening and discussion of this 2009 film about a Canadian community that banned lawn chemicals after a local dermatologist noticed a connection between her patients’ health and their exposure to pesticides and herbicides, and the tremendous legal battle waged by the big chemical industry. Information about organic landscape professionals and earth-friendly lawn and landscape techniques will be available. Birthday cake honoring Rachel Carson and popcorn will be provided. Sponsored by the NRC, Heath Department, Department of Public Works, Sustainable Wellesley, and Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project.
Tuesday October 14th
6:30 PM-8:45 p.m.
Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room
Free and Open to the Public
Presented by: The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCCP) & Wellesley Free Library
Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is excited to present, in co-sponsorship with the Wellesley Free Library, our premiere education program for the 2014-2015 season for those of you who are interested in the environment and its impact on our health.
First we will show the 2013 film “Unacceptable Levels”, which examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children….he presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and to where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.” This film has won numerous international film festival awards and well worth the 75 minutes it takes to watch.
Ed Brown challenges us to choose one strategy to focus on to make our lives healthier. On that theme, the film will be followed by a fun presentation by Wellesley’s own Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO and LCD who is a full time nutrition expert and operating partner of Stacy’s Juice Bar in Needham. Stacy will discuss creative steps you can take to use food as medicine to try to decrease the risk of certain illnesses and improve your family’s health. She will also demonstrate nutritious juicers and show us recipes that you can make to create a healthier diet for your family.
The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCPP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that studies the relationship between illnesses and the environment with the goal of reducing health risk factors for residents of Wellesley and surrounding communities. wcpponline.org
The Wellesley Free Library’s mission is to serve as a community-gathering place, a cultural destination, and a gateway to ideas for residents of all ages and interests. Through books, media, technology and innovative programs, the Wellesley Free Library provides free and convenient access to information within and beyond its walls. wellesleyfreelibrary.org
Hope you can join us for this lively event.