FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2006
Hancock County Planning Commission
395 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04614
Save Our Land Save Our Towns Film to be Shown at the Blue Hill Library
The public is cordially invited to learn about sprawl and its impact on quality of life on Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:00 pm at the Blue Hill Memorial Library. The Hancock County Planning Commission, Healthy Peninsula and Blue Hill Heritage Trust are teaming-up to show the film “Save Our Land Save Our Towns”, by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Hylton.
More traffic, more pollution, haphazard development, empty storefronts, less people walking and biking, disappearing open space and scenic vistas: how are these things related? They are all potential results of sprawl, a pattern of dispersed, low-density development. The film highlights hopeful examples of smart development in an engaging and personal way, and helps all to understand how we ended up this way in so short a time.
More information is available about the film, the producer and the concept of smart growth at: www.saveourlandsaveourtowns.org.
Admission is free, light refreshments will be served. Following the film, there will be a brief discussion.