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Matinees That Matter presents ‘YERT’ at Lynwood

Follow three friends as they embark on a year-long adventure in the award-winning documentary, “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip,” which will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

Called into action by the ever increasing threats of environmental catastrophe, three friends - Mark Dixon, Ben Evans, and Julie Dingman Evans - upended their lives, pooled their collective life-savings, and set off on a first-of-its-kind, fifty state journey of discovery to personalize sustainability and to answer a critical question: Is our planet doomed?

Filmmaker Mark Dixon will arrive on Bainbridge Island in “Rachel (the Car) Carson,” the intrepid 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid that transported the trio around the country, for a post-film Q&A.

The community is also invited to the Treehouse Café at 5 p.m. for a no-host dinner and conversation with Dixon and event sponsors and also to a night cap and dessert gathering at Eleven Winery at its new location on Day Road at 9:30 p.m.

The filmmakers crisscrossed the country in search of famous and unknown innovators, scientists, activists, farmers and artists working toward a more sustainable future. The catch: The team turned the camera on their own lifestyle, vowing to create less than one shoebox of garbage each month, including recyclables; not using incandescent light (except car lights); and not using more than 25 gallons of water per person per day.

Dixon was influenced by Bainbridge-based YES! Magazine and Fran and David Korten, co-founders of the Positive Futures Network. The film features an interview with David Korten.

All seats are $9.

For more information, visit www.sustainablebainbridge.org or www.yert.com or call 842-4439.

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