For Immediate Release

Friday, Oct. 22 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Orangeville Sustainability Action Team, the Town of Orangeville and Dufferin County have joined forces to present the environmental film festival Green Screen 2010. This series of three provocative, award-winning documentaries runs over three Thursday evenings starting Nov. 4. Admission is free and each film night includes local experts focusing on how we can take action locally.

Think one person can’t make a difference? Then plan to attend Green Screen’s opening night, Thursday, Nov. 4 to see the remarkable film, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Orangeville Opera House, 87 Broadway Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is the story of how one woman’s foresight and the simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard her country’s environment, protect human rights and defend democracy. Maathai’s Green Belt movement in Kenya became an inspiration to people around the world and earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. The screening of Taking Root will be followed by an update on the state of local forests by CVC’s Terrestrial Biologist, Dr. Aviva Patel. Other films in Green Screen’s lineup include:

Waterlife: The Story of the Last Great Supply of Drinking Water on Earth on Thursday, Nov. 11. This is an alarming and magnificent documentary about an extraordinary ecosystem and how our activities are threatening its health. The film runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Westside Secondary School Theatre, 300 Alder St. in Orangeville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, there will be a presentation from CVC on the state of our local water resources.

Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home on Thursday, Nov. 18. This is a feature documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. The film runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre – Banquet Hall, 40 Fead St. Orangeville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Melissa Kovacs, Waste Management Coordinator at Dufferin County, will discuss Dufferin Eco Energy Park and the Waste Management Programs in Dufferin County after the film.

For more information contact Holly Nadalin at 905-670-1615, or 1-800-668-5557 (toll-free) ext. 449.

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Marta Marychuk,

Community Relations specialist

Credit Valley Conservation

905-670-1615

[email protected]

INFORMATION CONTACT:

Holly Nadalin

Program Coordinator, Headwaters Community Outreach

Credit Valley Conservation

416-648-7134

[email protected]

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