Very successful “Wisdom To Survive” evening

On December 7, about 70 people representing environmentally-oriented groups, West Chester University, and the broader public gathered at WCU’s new business building to view and discuss the film “The Wisdom To Survive.”

This fall Don’t Spray Me! has been moving out from our basic mosquito and pesticide mission to form alliances to counteract nefarious influences coming from our national and state capitals; we can all expect more local progress (and hope for wider progress) in 2018.

Do humans still have “The Wisdom To Survive”? The film brings out several of our most challenging imperatives: to reduce the use of fossil fuels, preserve sources of fresh water, protect food production from corporate aggrandizement, and attain a new (also old) harmony with our surroundings.

As featured speaker Elizabeth Moro aptly quoted, “Who owns the water when it reaches the land is the frog.”

Photos by Taka Nagai:

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Environmental film series: “The Wisdom to Survive,” Dec. 7

West Chester University Environmental Sustainability Film Series #4: “The Wisdom to Survive” Thu Dec 7, 7 p.m.

Business and Public Management Center 101, 50 Sharpless St., West Chester University. Parking across Sharpless St. in the parking garage.

Sponsored by Sierra Club of Chester County, Don’t Spray Me!, WCU Sustainability Program and Geography & Planning Club, and Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection (4CP), in memory of Graham Hudgings.

Doors open at 6:00. Bring kids to visit with Santa Claus in the display area! Refreshments from the West Chester Food Co-op and community displays will be available in the lobby.

Tours of the new LEED Certified Business Center will start at 6:30 p.m.

Formal program begins at 7:00 with featured speaker Elizabeth Moro, a broker of real estate who is active in land preservation in Chester County as well as in protecting our waterways through various fundraising events. As founding members of Neighbors for Crebilly, she and her husband Vince are working with local grassroots organizations to preserve this important part of the Brandywine Battlefield from development. Currently running for the PA 7th U.S. Congressional seat, Elizabeth is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Political Science, Public Policy, and Women’s Studies and has been politically involved for many years.

Film at about 7:20. Lasts 56 minutes.

Discussion moderated by WCU Prof. Joan Welch will follow the film.

Contact Information: Margaret Hudgings mhudgings@gmail.com

RSVP if you can at https://www.sierraclub.org/pennsylvania/southeastern#container/ (click on the event in the activities list most of the way down the screen). Or just come. All welcome.

More on the film at www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wts.html, including trailer.

“THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.