Healthy Town – Detroit Premieres at Sheila Johnson’s Market Salamander
Sheila Johnson’s Market Salamander had standing room only last night for a screening of
“Healthy Town Detroit” , the first film in a series focusing on social entrepreneurs in communities throughout the United States. Healthy Town–Detroit documents organizations working to bridge the numerous environmental health gaps in Detroit through prevention. The film features Earthworks Urban Farm at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Local Motion Green, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Kresge Foundation, and Kids Kicking Cancer. The short movie Healthy Town–Detroit is part of the New Healthy Town Campaign from Next Generation Choices Foundation.
Bill Couzens, Founder of Next Generation Choices Foundation, produced and directed Healthy Town–Detroit in his first cinematic effort. Known for their Less Cancer and Healthy Town campaigns, this new effort was well received at its premier in Middleburg last night. Bill founded Next Generation Choices Foundation in response to the loss of his sister Anne, mother Joan, and several friends. The foundation’s first project was to reduce harmful pesticide exposures in Virginia Schools. That effort was recognized for its collaboration with the state on recommendations to reduce pesticide drift from health effected communities – primarily schools. Driven by evidenced based science, Couzens was instrumental in educating Virginians on the risk to children of pesticides in their environment. The work of Less Cancer, and now Healthy Town, has raised awareness for prevention.
Healthy Town features on camera contributor, Holli Thompson of Nutritional Style. Holli is a nutrition
coach who has dedicated herself to the study of achieving health through nutrition, and is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. She has trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, accredited by SUNY Purchase College, and Cornell University. Thompson is also a certified raw food chef and has attended the Natural Gourmet Cooking School and is skilled in the art of healthy gourmet cooking.
I think it’s great what Bill and Holli are doing, and I’m looking forward to seeing more short movies from them!
– Miss A