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Green Friday: Film and Dialogue

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Green Friday: Film and Dialogue

Time: November 20, 2009 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Location: Spontaneous Celebrations
Street: 45 Danforth Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Phone: 617 435-3586
Event Type: movie, community, discussion, environment, sustainability
Organized By: Lauren Paap
Latest Activity: Nov 20, 2009

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Event Description

Please join us on Friday, November 20, 2009 for Green Friday: Film and Dialogue, hosted by Lauren Paap held at Spontaneous Celebrations. This is a pilot project with the goal of providing an on-going opportunity for the Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities to connect about environmental issues in a way that unites and empowers people for positive change through movies, dialogue and guest speakers.

As the Kerry-Boxer bill is being hotly debated and with the UN Climate Change Conference fast approaching it is fitting to showcase “The 11th Hour”, a feature length documentary concerning the environmental crisis caused by human actions and our impact on the planet. “The 11th Hour” documents the cumulative impact of these actions upon the planet's life systems and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.

“The 11th Hour” is appropriate for any young adult or adult interested in exploring environmental issues and solutions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and networking. We will introduce the movie at 7:00 p.m. There will be a short talk and group discussion facilitated by our guest speaker after the film. We anticipate wrapping up the event by 9:45 p.m.

Stephen C. Nodvin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Natural Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology is the featured speaker. Dr. Nodvin teaches courses on all aspects of science: environmental, biology, chemistry, and physics. He regularly gives presentations to general audiences of all kinds on topics ranging from global warming, energy resources, green careers, and the intersection of philosophy, religion, and science. As a member of Al Gore’s “Climate Project,” Dr. Nodvin travels around New England lecturing diverse audiences about the science behind climate change.

The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 to $10. Spontaneous Celebrations is located at 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 and is accessible via MBTA Orange Line at the Stony Brook stop. For more information contact Lauren Paap at (617) 435-3586 or Lauren.Paap@gmail.com

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