Nov 242009
 

 DAVENPORT — On Dec. 7, as the U.N. Climate Change Conference takes place in Copenhagen, the Quad-City community will gather at the Humility of Mary Center in Davenport for a pre-DVD release screening of the movie “No Impact Man.” The screening, hosted by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, is one of dozens taking place across the nation that week. It is free and open to the public. 

The “No Impact Man” Holiday Screening Spectacular begins at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 820 W. Central Park Ave. A discussion will follow about how to reduce consumption, spend less, put the fun back into the holiday season and get more of what matters out of it.

In addition, a Holiday Swap Meet will take place. Everyone is invited to bring a gently used (or never used) item to trade for items that fit your gift list. Leftover items will be donated to Humility of Mary Housing and Shelter programs.

“No Impact Man,” an Oscilloscope film, tells the story of Colin Beavan’s decision to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for a full year. For him it meant eating vegetarian, buying only local food and turning off the refrigerator. Also: no elevators, television, cars, buses or airplanes, toxic cleaning products, electricity, material consumption or garbage.

If you plan to attend, it is not necessary but most appreciated if you RSVP at http://bit.ly/3WDmB1.While there, view a trailer of the movie.

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