The Woods Hole Public Library, after a successful viewing of the film “Picture a Scientist,” will be showing another documentary from the same film company, Ro*co Films. This time the film is “Seeding Change, the Power of Conscious Commerce,” which waswill be released on Earth Day, April 21. This powerful and persuasive film discusses the worldwide condition of hunger, climate change, and the need for changes in agriculture and consumerism.

Basically, the film shows that the most important environmental step people can take on a daily basis is to buy responsibly, that everyone should consider their buying habits an environmental act. In the end, the film’s message is hopeful because it shows that all can make a difference by encouraging sustainable agriculture and fair trade around the globe.

Twenty years ago, a young group of social entrepreneurs joined a movement to change the world through the pursuit of an alternative economic model and practice of conscious commerce. “Seeding Change” is about “triple bottom line” businesses that consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most-challenging issues. This documentary, which has won numerous awards at festivals worldwide, empowers viewers to be part of the solution by voting with their dollars and supporting the brands and products that align with their values.

As part of the film’s mission, it states: “We know that we, as consumers, have the power. When we buy from and support companies and products that align with our values then we are voting for that type of business to thrive. Conversely, the opposite can be true as well—when we purchase from companies that don’t support that idea, we are voting for them to continue their ways, too.”

Similar to the previous leasing arrangement the library had with Ro*co Films, the approximately one-hour-long film will be available for people to view on their own at home anytime between noon on Friday, May 7, through noon on Monday, May 10.

To be allowed to log onto the film site, people should email the library at whpl_mail@clamsnet.org and request access to “Seeding Change.” Librarians will return emails with the login credentials the day the screening begins. People with questions are encouraged to call the library at 508-548-8961.

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