Join Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.), Brewster Environmental Club, and Project Laundry List for a screening of Drying for Freedom, a feature documentary exploring the new eco battlefield where communities and individuals are banned from drying their clothes naturally outdoors – a simple single act which cuts carbon emissions and reduces energy bills.
In a carbon neutral journey across the globe, documentary director Steven Lake is meeting people who want to tell the world about the new environmental combat zone… electric clothes drying!
Drying for Freedom is a film about our right to protect the planet. There is a worldwide focus and drive to cut carbon emissions and ensure that human activity does not damage our planet. Paradoxically there are an increasing number of communities that actively prevent people from living environmentally conscious lives. How would you respond if you were banned from being environmentally friendly? Challenging the rules could lead to prosecution; in one instance it has even lead to murder! How did drying clothes become a life threatening, environmental and social catastrophe?
Join G.A.L.A., the Brewster Environmental Club, and Project Laundry List in a film that explores how certain challenges to freedoms are affecting our fight to save the planet by revealing the story of our love affair with energy, the people who are campaigning against it and those who fight to pass Right-To-Dry legislation, making it illegal to ban clotheslines.
Special guest Alexander Lee, founder of Project Laundry List and one of the fathers of the “right to dry” movement, will be available to talk about the making of the film.
The screening also comes just in time for G.A.L.A.’s “Sustain-A-Raiser” season where teams of community volunteers perform sustainable home and yard makeovers by installing raised garden beds, compost bins, rain barrels, solar hot water, and yes, even clotheslines, also known as “solar clothes dryers”!
The feature film screening will take place at the Brewster Pinckney Boathouse Sunday, April 28th, 4pm. This event is open to the public. Donations will be appreciated, though not required for admission. For more information, call Josh or Emily at 603-539-6460 or visit www.galacommunity.org.
Our future is hanging on the line.