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Monday, March 2, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Wasserstein Building (WCC), Room 2012, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Film Screening - Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change

Film Screening - Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change
A film by Bob Nesson
 
Sponsored by the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and the Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School
 
Light refreshments will be provided
 
SYNOPSIS
 
Power To The Pedals portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane to create a sustainable, green business in Somerville, Massachusetts. Shot in an intimate, lyrical style, the film follows Wenzday as she builds a green business of cargo tricycles that work in agriculture and food delivery, composting, recycling and waste-hauling. Wenzday goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering practical solutions.  Filmmaker Bob Nesson and Wenzday Jane will lead a discussion on opportunities for building a better future.
 
Raised in Boston’s tough public housing, Wenzday developed a passion for mechanics and welding – and discovered the bicycle as a means to self-determination.  “Bikes represent self-reliance and autonomy,” she says.  “Working on bikes gave me a platform for really thinking about how things work.” With a municipal contract to pick up public area recycling, Wenzday heads a movement to replace trucks with human-powered vehicles for local freight operations.  Now she’s lowering the carbon footprint, one bike at a time.
 
Previous screenings and panel discussions include the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC, the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the Boston Society of Architects SPACE in Boston, the Boston Bike Film Festival, and Bikes Not Bombs, among others.  The film was screened as the central feature in Brookline Climate Week, held at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Emerson’s Bright Theater, and was featured by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Center for Architecture in New York City.

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Alexander Horn

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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