Community Stuff 1/12/14

Presented by Greenbelt
On Thursday February 20th, Essex County Greenbelt is hosting a film screening
of the award winning docu-comedy Yert: Your Environmental Road Trip. The
screening will take place at 7:30p.m at Gloucester’s Cape Ann Cinema. A short
facilitated discussion will follow the film.
Yert is relevant to conservation issues locally, in Essex County and beyond. The
story concerns 3 friends travelling the continental United States, who meet
several inspirational characters, each doing their part to tackle the environmental
crisis. The trio has certain eco-challenges to meet while travelling, such as
keeping all their trash in the vehicle with them, and a surprise twist that changes
the entire project. The film features environmental leaders including Bill
McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and
“This is an interesting and inspirational film, and the screening is also an
opportunity for Greenbelt to raise awareness about the fragile landscapes we are
working to protect in Essex County,” said Greenbelt Executive Director, Ed
The film series is supported in part by the Essex County Ecology Center

One comment

  • The Essex County Ecology Center is the parent organization of the Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport and is able to grant funding because customers visit Toad Hall to buy their books!!


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