“Green Rights” screens for Earth Week

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Clean North and the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library will be celebrating Earth Week with the showing of a new Canadian-made documentary. The award-winning 67-minute film, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, has been called “the most ambitious and important environmental documentary that has yet been created or proposed.”

The free event will take place on Thursday April 20 from 6:30-8:30 in the Program Room of the Centennial Library at 50 East St. A panel discussion will follow the viewing of the video.

Green Rights is about the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. The film shows the powerful impact of these rights in Ecuador and Argentina, in the Philippines and the Netherlands – and also presents dramatic stories of the fight for environmental rights in the United States and Canada. It interviews the world’s greatest experts, and reports on dramas in the courts and on the land, where devoted citizens and courageous lawyers take on national governments and global corporations – and win. And it asks, Why not in Canada? Why not in the US? [www.greenrights.com]