CFC Presents 'A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution'

Documentary tells the story of a town's fight to ban synthetic pesticides and herbicides.

Citizens for Conservation will host a screening of  “A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution, ” Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., at Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St., Barrington. 

The CFC Community Education Committee’s first evening program in the winter series features this 2009 documentary that tells the story of a Canadian town’s fight to ban synthetic lawn pesticides and herbicides.

Cost is free for CFC members, $10 for nonmembers.  Popcorn provided.

Please RSVP for the program by calling CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7293) or e-mailing cfc@citizensforconservation.org.

For details on all upcoming programs in the winter program series, see Citizens for Conservation website

From A Chemical Reaction website:

A Chemical Reaction, is a 70 minute feature documentary movie that tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America.  It started with one lone voice in 1984.  Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist, noticed a connection between her patients’ health conditions and their exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides.  With relentless persistence she brought her concerns to town meetings to warn her fellow citizens that the chemicals they were putting on their lawns posed severe health risks and had unknown side effects on the environment.


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