Sustainable Redmond to host public showing of educational documentary 'A Chemical Reaction'
October 18, 2010 · 10:07 AM
Sustainable Redmond is hosting a public showing of the documentary film, "A Chemical Reaction" followed by an interactive discussion from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St., in Meeting Room 1.
Much of the film’s story focuses on Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist who spurred the first town in Canada to ban lawn and garden chemicals pesticides in 1991.
Since its release in fall 2009, this film has been inspiring people across Canada and the United States to challenge the status quo on behalf of their children, pets, and neighbors. The issue of pesticide use is particularly relevant in the Puget Sound region, where chemical fertilizers and pesticides run off into our lakes, rivers, streams, and the sound during each rainfall.
A trailer of A Chemical Reaction can be viewed at:
The Oct. 28 event will include refreshments, a drawing for a compost tea application and educational resources. A donation is requested. Donations benefit SafeLawns.org.