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Green Film Series Presents: STINK!
Join the City of Novato and community partners Sustainable Novato, MOMS Advocating Sustainability, and Novato Mamas Helping Mamas for the fourth film screening in our popular Green Film Series. “Stink!” will be screened on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30pm at Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue. The screening will be followed by an inspiring talk and discussion with Super Natural Mom Beth Greer, one of the foremost experts on sustainable and toxic-free living. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Doors open at 6pm and the screening starts at 6:30pm.
“Stink!” follows filmmaker and single father Jon Whelan as he endeavors to identify a foul chemical smell emanating from pajamas he buys online for his daughters. The film takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys, and into the halls of Congress. This endearing, eye-opening, and important film is bound to make you rethink the type of products that you expose yourself, and your family, to each day.
“Caring for our environment, begins by caring for ourselves and our families,” says Novato’s Sustainability Coordinator Gretchen Schubeck. “Most of the 80,000 chemicals currently in use in the U.S. haven’t been rigorously tested to determine their effect on human health and unfortunately, just because it’s on the shelf of a supermarket doesn’t mean it safe. We’re hoping that the film helps to raise awareness about the toxic chemicals lurking in everyday items, so people can make better informed decisions. The good news is that there are lots of safe, non-toxic alternatives that are widely available and affordable!”
Beth Greer’s talk following the film will focus on practical solutions everyone can implement to create a natural and healthy home. According to Greer, “Good health starts in your home. One thing missing from most medical practices is looking at the relationship between the home environment and health. Chemicals in our water and indoor air, food additives, toxicants in personal care and household cleaning products for example, are hidden in plain sight and can wreak havoc on our immune system. And children are most at risk. We can already see the rise in chronic disease in kids and this can be stopped by making small but impactful changes in our homes.”
Greer is an award-winning journalist, environmental health advocate and holistic lifestyle educator. She’s author of the best-selling book, "Super Natural Home" and twenty free copies of the book will be given away at the screening.
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