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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Natural Awakenings Presents 2012: Time for Change

Feb 04, 2011 12:41PM

On February 6, community sustainability groups will gather at the Wainwright House in Rye, NY for a showing of the film 2012: Time for Change, which offers an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom.

 Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, as he seeks to integrate the ancient wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, Pinchbeck asserts, we can redesign post-industrial society based on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, he says, 2012 heralds a cultural rebirth where collaboration replaces competition and spiritual exploration becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.

 “The film is profound and serves as a rallying point for Fairfield and Westchester County residents to get involved in their community and learn what we can all do to help create a better world using sustainable practices,” says Carolyn Aversano, one of the publishers of Natural Awakenings, which is sponsoring the event. The movie begins at 3 p.m. and will be followed by a one-hour expert panel discussion. Panelists include Jeff Cordulack, Events and Communications Manager for Audubon Greenwich and President of ECOS (Environmental Council of Stamford), Amy Kalafa, award-winning film producer, school food advocate and holistic health and nutrition counselor, and Victoria Friedman, Founder of Vistar Foundation, teacher, lecturer, and leader in the field of Collective Consciousness. Several environmental and sustainability-focused organizations will be on hand with information, including G.I.V.E. (Green Initiatives for Vegetables in Education), NOFA (New England Organic Farmers Association), Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, Feeney Farm, Greenwich Audubon, and Vistar Foundation. All proceeds will benefit Feeney Farm in Fairfield, CT ( and Hilltop Hanover Farm in Westchester, NY.

The movie begins at 3 p.m. The Wainwright House is located at 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY. Tickets are $10, advance reservation only; call 914.617.8750. Admission is free after 5 p.m. for community discussion and information tables. For more information, visit and

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