"Living Downstream" free film screening

March 30, 2012

As part of its Earth Day celebration, Unitarian Church North is hosting a free public screening of the powerful documentary film Living Downstream on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Green Committee of the church, located at 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. All are welcome to attend.

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream follows Steingraber’s travels across North America to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. The film focuses on two pervasive chemicals: atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides, and the industrial compounds polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These chemicals have committed “toxic trespass” against many people and are often present in human breast milk. Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water. A discussion follows the film.

Respect for the environment, the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, is one of the principles of the Unitarian Universalist faith. The congregation is in the process of earning the Green Sanctuary designation from the Unitarian Universalist Association. For more information, call the church office at 262-375-3890 or visit www.ucnorth.org.

Community Watch

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Menomonee Falls baseball virtuoso Ty Weber and Big Ten Media Day Updated:  7/29

» 12-year-old Shorewood journalist gets her scoop at the Republican National Convention 7/28

» Whitefish Bay woman takes home grand prize at the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge Updated:  7/27

» Backups of more than 3 miles reported on northbound I-43 at Good Hope 7/27

» 92-year-old Shorewood building will be torn down to make way for North Shore Bank building Updated:  7/27

» Former legislator competing against political organizer for his old Assembly seat 7/27

» Whitefish Bay family's treehouse is a work of art 7/27

» Nicolet High School hires David Coyle as associate principal 7/27

» Shorewood baseball team fought back late in season 7/27

» Lund is new Nicolet girls basketball coach 7/27

» Nicolet baseball team improved despite its youth 7/27

» Kasmarick adjusting to life as Whitefish Bay athletic director 7/27

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

» Milwaukee's first surf shop rides into Shorewood Updated:  7/21

» Rock climbing wall, trampolines might come to Brown Deer business park Updated:  7/20

» Whitefish Bay baseball team ends Shorewood magic with regional win 7/20

» Nicolet baseball team goes down fighting in regional loss to Kewaskum 7/20

» Whitefish Bay's Rybakowicz shuts out Brown Deer in regional semi 7/20

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Wisconsin Badgers football, WIFCA All-Star game 7/20

» West Bend West's Burns beats Whitefish Bay baseball team on mound, at plate in sectional 7/20

» Maslowski oversaw creation of nine tax incremental financing districts 7/19

» Maslowski transformed Glendale in impactful career as city administrator 7/19

» Development is off the table in Wilson Drive discussions 7/19

» Debbie Roesner appointed to Fox Point-Bayside School Board 7/19

» Bublr makes push for extra bike rental stations in Shorewood 7/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever


We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.