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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Get off oil - host a house party

As part of their organizing efforts towards energy independence, Environmental Action is calling on citizens to host house parties to show Addicted to Oil, NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman's recent movie (produced in part by Discovery.)

Similar to the mass, organized home viewings of documentaries such as Outfoxed and Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Environmental Action will provide a DVD of the Addicted to Oil and all associated materials in hopes of getting more people across the country to see the video.

If you can host a house party in your neighborhood on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30pm, contact Environmental Action.

Here's part of the call to action from their latest e-mail:
Hosting a house party is both fun, and important. And this documentary is fantastic. Thomas Friedman, a writer for the New York Times, has done some of the best reporting on America's dependence on oil in the last year, really bringing the issue to the forefront of mainstream media.

Events will kick off at 6:30 - we'll send you a free copy of the DVD, and then make sure you know who's coming to your party.

These parties are an important part of taking this message to the Senate. By building a stronger community, educating ourselves, and taking action we can really make a difference.

And don't worry - hosting is easy. Each party will be a small handful of like-minded activists, we'll get you all the materials you need, and Dan is available to help you at any time.

So if you can help out by hosting, just click the link below:
http://www.environmental-action.org/enviroaction.asp?id=1743&id4=ES


Addicted to Oil is definitely worth watching, I had the chance to see it at The New School last month. I'm glad Environmental Action is giving more people the opportunity to check it out.

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