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'Bikes vs. Cars' film at Batavia's Green Night Out

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Submitted by Batavia Environmental Commission

The 2016 "Green Night Out at the Movies" features the documentary "Bikes vs. Cars" on Saturday, March 5. The Eco Expo opens at 6 p.m. with movie at 7 p.m. at Batavia City Hall, Council Chambers, 100 North Island Ave, Batavia. Admission is free.

This is Batavia's eighth annual Green Night Out at the Movies. The Batavia Environmental Commission and Confident Aire will provide an evening of entertainment: a green-themed movie, free popcorn and drink for those that bring a reusable cup and bowl, an expo featuring local eco groups and businesses and a lively discussion about the topic of the movie afterward.

"Bikes vs Cars" depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite difficult riding conditions in their cities.

Members of the Batavia Bicycle Commission will be the featured speakers after the movie. "We are fortunate to have such a strong and active Bicycle Commission in our community" explained event organizer Carolyn Burnham. "They will answer questions and talk about Bicycle Commission initiatives including the Bicycle Friendly City, Safe Routes to School and the Bicycle Friendly Business program. They also will discuss what we need to do in the future to continue to make the Fox Valley a great and safe place to ride our bicycles."

For information on this event and local "green" happenings anytime, check out the BEC's Facebook page www.facebook.com/BataviaEnvironmentalCommission and at www.cityofbatavia.net/environmental.