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Life sustainability film to be shown tonight

By Staff | Dec 3, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Sustainable Shepherdstown will show “The Turning Point: A Return to Community” today at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium on the Shepherd University campus at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

The 2009 film explores the vital importance of community in the 21st century and its role in helping create a life-sustaining society. It takes a look at some of the sustainable community solutions that have grown up over the last 20 years around the Findhorn Foundation community in Scotland. This multi-faith spiritual community, ecovillage and international center for holistic education aspires to create a positive and sustainable future.

The film features Findhorn Wind Park (community-owned wind energy production), community-supported agriculture, ecological sewage treatment, community gardens, local egg and cheese production, local organic and artisan bakery, car pooling system and adopting a local currency.

Internationally renowned speakers include Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Joanna Macy and Megan Quinn Bachman.

The film runs less than one hour.