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New environmental film coming  to Northfield library on Wednesday

NORTHFIELD — A film chronicling 50 years of environmental activism will be shown Wednesday at a free pre-release screening.

“A Fierce Green Fire” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dickinson Memorial Library, brought to you by Transition Town Northfield.

The documentary opens in the 1960s and tells the story of the Sierra Club, which put a stop to plans to dam the Grand Canyon. From there, it moves on to the ’70s and the growing movement against pollution. Act three covers the rise of renewable energy and green living, and features Greenpeace’s campaign to save the whales. Act four journeys to the heart of the rainforests and tells of the 1980s movements to save it from ranchers who wanted to turn it to pasture.

The fifth and final act deals with climate change, the opposition faced by those who are trying to fight it, the politics surrounding it, and more, over the course of 20 years. It also attempts to look to the future, and what can be done to curb climate change.

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