Princeton Environmental Film Festival Highlights To Include Movie About Walkability

Princeton Public Library, venue for the screening of 'The Walking Revolution' at the 2015 Princeton Environmental Film Festival. (click to expand.)

Princeton Public Library, venue for the screening of ‘The Walking Revolution’ at the 2015 Princeton Environmental Film Festival. (click to expand.)

The ninth Princeton Environmental Film Festival is just about to start up, and as usual, promises some great shows for local residents who are interested in sustainability issues. This year’s program starts Friday night, March 13, at 7 p.m. with ‘Climate Change Cabaret‘ featuring a jazz band and vocal performances. Like all PEFF events, it is free! Walking is of course the ultimate low-carbon activity, and if you’re interested in how to make walking an easier part of everybody’s lives, you won’t want to miss a movie that is showing on Tuesday, March 24! ‘The Walking Revolution‘, produced by non-profit ‘America Walks‘,  will be shown in its entirety as part of the festival, with an expert panel fielding questions and discussion afterwards!

Walking seems so simple, and has so many benefits in terms of health, sustainability and even social happiness. Kids who walk to school are known to have greater attention and to do better in class. Walking reduces traffic and pollution, and has been described as a ‘miracle drug’ by doctors. So why are people walking less than they used to? And is there anything that can be done to reverse the trend? These topics will be addressed in the fast-paced 30-minute documentary, ‘The Walking Revolution’. Panelists from a range of Princeton-area agencies who promote preventive health, a walkable built environment, and safe streets will engage with the audience after the screening to generate ideas about how Princeton can do more to make walking happen, for kids and potential pedestrians of all ages! The event will start at 4 p.m. on 3/24/2015, at the Public Library.

Details for 'The Walking Revolution' screening, part of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival'. (click to expand.)

Details for ‘The Walking Revolution’ screening, part of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival’. (click to expand.)

To find out more about the screening, check out the movie website here, or watch the trailer below! This promises to be a great event for stimulating conversation and generating ideas. From an environmental perspective, we need to do everything we can to make Princeton the most walkable place possible! Hope to see some of you at the show!

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