(April 13, 2007) -- Just blocks from where the Grand Prix (an event promoted by LB City Hall) will likely burn a sizable quantum of fossil fuel and emit greenhouse gases, and within sight of LB's Port which is one of the region's worst pollution sources, Vice Mayor/1st dist Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal will host a free screening of An Inconvenient Truth, the Academy Award winning film featuring former Vice President Al Gore that offers an advocacy view of global warming.
The free screening will take place Saturday April 14 at Cesar Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon.
"A healthy environment is absolutely necessary if we want healthy kids," said Vice Mayor Bonnie Lowenthal in a release. "This film is a gripping portrayal of the impact that we have made on the environment through our consumption and burning of fossil fuels. I hope that residents of Long Beach will be encouraged to pursue cleaner, greener and healthier alternatives."
A release from the Vice Mayor's office indicates the "film is being shown as part of the Healthy Kids Day Fair coordinated by the Community Partners Council and the Long Beach YMCA."
The Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features what the release says are "healthy exhibits, activities, and classes to promote a healthy lifestyle."