Film: A Chemical Reaction

Posted by on February 27, 2011

What:           A Chemical Reaction movie with panel discussion
When:          Tuesday, March 8
Where:         Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler
Time:            6:30 Sponsor Expo
7:30 Movie Screening
9:00 Panel discussion
Tickets:        Available at the box office or at

A Chemical Reaction – The story of how one doctor in a small town in Canada convinced the town to ban chemical lawn pesticides. She warned her fellow citizens that the chemicals they were putting on their lawns posed severe health risks and had unknown side effects on the environment. The town was then sued by the chemical companies in a case that would reach the Canadian supreme court. If these products are banned in Canada why do we allow these chemicals to be sold here? Makes you stop and wonder. Who is watching the lawn?  More information at

Come early to attend the Sponsor Expo. Sponsors will hold an expo in the lobby from 6:30 to 7:30pm to share ideas and information about lawn care, the environment and their organizations.  Sponsors include Pennypack Farm and Education Center, Hazon CSA at Kol Ami, Springfield Township EAC, Abington EAC, Ambler EAC, Sustainable Springfield Upper Dublin’s Environmental Protection Advisory Board, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Spectrum Health Consulting and Juice Plus.

Stay afterwards for an insightful panel discussion featuring Liz Ball, noted author on sustainable lawn care, Jonathan Stickland, local native plants expert, and Dion Lerman, from the PA Integrated Pest Management Program.

A Chemical Reaction is part of the Pennypack Farm Sustainability Movie Series. Each movie delves into a different aspect of sustainability – healthy school lunches, lawn pesticides and over abundance of plastic garbage and electronic waste. Learn how your small changes can make a big difference to the world. All movies start at 7:30 on the second Tuesday of the month.

The next movie will be on Tuesday, April 12

Bag-It   An entertaining, yet disturbing, look at what happens to those ubiquitous plastic bags and the mountains of other single use plastic containers.

Ghana – Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground  Americans trash computers and cell phones at alarming rates. This documentary presents a global investigation into the dirty secret of the digital age – the dumping and dangerous recycling of hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste across the developing world.

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