Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 20: Screening of "A Chemical Reaction"

The Coalition of Organic Landscape Professionals (COOL) and Seattle Tilth are proud to present the NW Premiere of the documentary film, 'A Chemical Reaction'. Much of the film’s story focuses on Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist who spurred the first town in Canada to ban lawn and garden chemicals pesticides in 1991. This action set off a chain of high-profile court cases that culminated in the Canadian Supreme Court in 2001, where the town won in a landmark 9-0 decision. Since its release in fall 2009, this film has been inspiring people across Canada and the United States to challenge the status quo on behalf of their children, pets, neighbors, and wildlife. With spring coming closer by the day, along with the annual spike in marketing of pesticide products, it's important for the voices of the citizen-heroes in this film to be included in the mix. The issue of pesticide use is particularly relevant in the Puget Sound region, where chemical fertilizers and pesticides run off into our lakes, rivers, streams, and the sound during each rainfall.

When: Saturday Feb. 20th from 2:00pm- 6:00pm

Where: Lake Washington Technical CollegeWest Building Auditorium, Rm. #40411605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-8506

  • A special appearance by Paul Tukey, the film's producer and narrator, nationally known
  • writer and television host. Mr. Tukey will introduce the film, and host a post-screening Q &
  • A session and book signing.
  • Free educational resources and garden advice from the staff of The Garden Hotline.
  • Door prizes and refreshments.
  • Book sales

Tickets: $10.00 in advance from or $15.00 at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Free parking in the south or west parking lots (follow the sandwich board signs)

Campus map and driving directions:

For more information: Contact C.O.O.L at or 206-362-8947. To view a movie trailer, visit

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