Join the Worldwide GrowthBusters House Party

Apr 03, 2012

5oo GrowthBusters Screenings Earth Day Weekend

If you’re subscribed to this blog, the daily posts will continue for just 3 more weeks – until Earth Day on April 22. As Earth Day approaches this year, I sense growing awareness that we are fast approaching Al Bartlett’s one minute before 12, and a sense that it’s time for a re-awakening. Turning off the lights for Earth Hour or pledging on Earth Day to change over to fluorescent light bulbs or hang the laundry out to dry is not enough. We need a society-wide paradigm shift – away from the expectation of MORE, year after year.

Catalyzing that shift is the purpose of my documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. The film was intended to shake our blind faith in the benefits and possibility of everlasting growth. So if you want to do more this Earth Day, in addition to taking our Pledge to Think Small, I ask you to host a screening of GrowthBusters. The more people who see the film, the more are prepared to embrace the end of growth. It may not instantly convert all viewers, but it will at least plant a seed of doubt about the feasibility of a system hooked on growth.

Backyard MovieI’ve set up a discount code to give a 25% discount on the purchase of GrowthBusters for all who plan a screening for the weekend of April 20-22. Make this a project of your club or church group. Line up a meeting room at a library or community center and invite the public. If organizing an event is not your cup of tea, then invite a few friends over for dinner and a movie. Make it potluck if you want it to be really easy. Put up a sheet in the back yard if the weather is nice and project the film!

Regardless of the size of your screening, you’ll need a copy of GrowthBusters, so place that order today and put the screening on your calendar. You have three weeks to figure out the rest, and we’re here to help. Drop a line to our screenings coordinator [screenings at growthbusters.org] so we can count your screening and help you out. Your discount code is WAKEUPCALL

500 screenings of GrowthBusters across the world will make a difference. Please help us make that difference!

Dave Gardner
Filmmaker

Dave Gardner is the director of the new documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which uncovers the cultural forces that keep us pursuing growth in the face of overwhelming evidence we’ve outgrown the planet.

Permission is granted to post this elsewhere on the Internet, provided the original source is given and linked.

 


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Economic Growth Population Growth Urban Growth Over-Consumption Buy the Film