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Canadian Leaders Honor Irwin, Hudson

[caption id="attachment_1073" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Law professor Stewart Elgie, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair,Supreme Court Justice Claire L'Heureux Dube and Institute of the Environment Director Dr. Scott Findlay join Paul Tukey after the premiere Thursday evening."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1070" align="alignnone" width="720" caption="The Moot Court Auditorium was at full capac ...

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Just One Week to Saskachewan Premieres

Only a couple of hours from the Texas premiere of A Chemical Reaction as I sit here, I've just finished a round of preparations for my upcoming trip to Saskachewan, a western province of Canada. The film will play in Saskatoon next Tuesday, March 16, and in Regina on Wednesday, March 17. The details can be found in the Calendar, at right. Here's a story from today's Saskatoon newspaper: http://www.thestarph ...

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From Hartford to Houston and On . . .

The North American Spring Tour of A Chemical Reaction officially kicks into high gear this week. Fresh off a standing ovation at Hartford's Cinestudio on the Trinity College campus today, I'll be in Houston on Monday and Tuesday, back in Maine for the annual Portland Flower Show on Wednesday, in Ottawa for the Ontario premiere of the movie on Thursday and then down to New Jersey on Saturday. An additional s ...

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Just 2 Days to Connecticut Premiere

In what is gearing up as perhaps our most dynamic state premiere to date, the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association is hosting that state's premiere of A Chemical Reaction this Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. A fully catered snack table, several educational organizations and door prizes will be just some of the treats at Trinity College's luxuriant Cinestudio, above. A reception begins ...

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A Chemical Reaction Set for Chicago Premiere

Announcements are now being circulated for the long-awaited Chicago premiere of A Chemical Reaction on Saturday, March 20: http://spcpweb.org/attachments/PressRelease-AChemicalReaction.pdf. Thanks to our friends at the Safer Pest Control Project for taking this on and making it a reality. While we're in Illinois, we're also going to attend a special screening of the movie at the McHenry County College Confe ...

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Pesticide Industry Unnerved by A Chemical Reaction

I'm not sure if it was my father, or grandfather, or some other wise figure in my life who first told me that threats are a childish form of flattery. That's my take on some of the rhetoric coming from the chemical industry about our movie, A Chemical Reaction, which has been the focus of the wrath of one William H. Gathercole, among others. Gathercole, who is apparently a degreed horticulturist from Canada ...

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A Chemical Reaction: LA Premiere Just a Day Away

We're on the ground in Los Angeles today to prepare for the Hollywood premiere of A Chemical Reaction at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 28) at the New Beverly Cinema at 7165 West Beverly Boulevard. It's a fairly large theater and seating should not be a problem, but both Seventh Generation and MovieMaker Magazine have sent out personal invitations and many of those folks have reserved seats. You can, too, by ...

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A Chemical Reaction: Launch One in Your Town

Thanks to our partnership with Seventh Generation, an overall growing awareness of the dangers of pesticides, and the onset of the lawn and garden season, the traffic to our web site and this blog is at an all-time high. The most common question right now to my personal Inbox is "How do we get the movie to play in our town?" That answer is simple, really: Make it happen! SafeLawns.org is a small organizatio ...

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Seattle Embraces Organic Lawn Care

KIRKLAND, WA. — Displaying an impressive array of printed materials, enthusiastic professionals and dedicated non-profit organizations, the organic landscaping community of Greater Seattle stood tall Saturday during the latest leg of the 2010 North American Spring Tour of the award-winning documentary film A Chemical Reaction. The afternoon crowd of approximately 100 gave SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey a rous ...

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Springfest: New Jersey Garden Gathering to Showcase A Chemical Reaction

At the end of a whirlwind week that will take us to Hartford, Conn. (March 7), Houston, Texas (March 8-9), Ottawa, Ontario (March 11), we'll wind up in New Jersey on March 13 for a lecture and two screenings of the film A Chemical Reaction. Here is more information on the event at the Sussex County Fairgrounds: http://www.northjersey.com/community/announcements/84757632_Paul_Tukey__crusader_for_safe_and_bea ...

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