Monday, March 23, 2015

The Walking Revolution Coming to a Town Near You

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is in full swing (kicked off some ten days ago by our Climate Change Cabaret) at the public library. This Tuesday, March 24, is looking to be a big day, with The Walking Revolution at 4pm. What was that catchy phrase I heard on the radio the other day, that sitting is the new smoking? And that if exercise could be bottled, it would make some pharmaceutical company billions? Something like that. You can actually watch the half hour movie online while slouching on the couch. Much better to walk on down to the local library and see it on the relatively big screen, followed by a panel of experts:
  • Kathy Smith, Program Officer at 'Partners for Health' (Montclair, NJ) and Board Chair of 'America Walks'.
  • Janet Heroux, Former chair of the Princeton Sidewalk and Bikeway Advisory Committee, and  Physical Activity Specialist at the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Jim Constantine, Principal, Looney Ricks Kiss Architecture, a planner in Metuchen, and an expert in walkable and transit-friendly land use.
  • Jerry Foster, Greater Mercer Transportation Managment Association, who is helping to coordinate 'Safe Routes To School here in Princeton.
At 7pm comes Antarctic Edge, a dramatic film about climate change that's showing in Princeton prior to its theatrical debut next month in New York. It will show simultaneously at the Garden Theater (sold out) and the library community room. 

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