Environmental Defenders to show documentary 'Earth Days' April 22

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Posted4/17/2019 7:17 PM

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County in partnership with MCC's Sustainability Center announces a free showing of the 2009 documentary "Earth Days," a story of our growing awareness and understanding of the environmental crisis and the emergence of a popular movement to confront it during the 1960s and '70s.

On the one hand, there are the environmentalists and the ecologically minded bills signed into law by several presidents. On the other, there's automobile pollution, endangered and extinct species and reckless farming practices. This wide-ranging documentary looks at both aspects of the American environmental movement -- its triumphs and its failures. The film, directed by Robert Stone, was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay.

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The showing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake.

The event is free to the public, but donations appreciated. A discussion will follow.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County helps educate the public on environmental issues through our quarterly documentary film series held at McHenry County College and co-sponsored with the Sustainability Center.

Founded in 1970, The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment in McHenry County. Visit www.mcdef.org.

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