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Green Village Series to Screen Vanishing of the Bees Movie February 13

Plainfield, IL — With a free screening of the movie Vanishing of the Bees at 7 p.m. on February 13 at the Plainfield Public Library, the Green Village Lecture Series will buzz into its self-proclaimed “Year of the Bee.” Bee-themed programs will be featured throughout the lecture series’ monthly environmental programs for 2012.

As Vanishing of the Bees poignantly illustrates, an environmental phenomenon is threatening billions of honey bees and, by extension, putting much of our food supply at risk. Nearly one-third of the food we eat relies on bees for pollination. Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives in a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. The documentary exposes the crisis through the story of two friends and commercial beekeepers as they struggle to protect their bees and press for a solution to this alarming and under-reported problem.

Filmed across the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, Vanishing of the Bees examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. You are invited to attend the upcoming movie screening to hear about the bee crisis and learn what we can do to help our pollinator partners survive. For more information about the movie, visit www.vanishingbees.com or find the movie on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vanishingbees.

The Green Village Lecture Series is a partnership between the Village of Plainfield and the Plainfield Public Library District to host monthly workshops with an environmental focus. Events are held the second Monday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library. Programs are free but registration is requested. To register, visit http://Plainfield.lib.il.us/evanced/eventcalendar.asp. For more information about the Green Village Initiative, please visit: http://www.plainfield-il.org/initiatives/greenvillage.php.

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