Congressman Cummings, Holli Thompson, Bill Couzens at the showing of Healthy Town Detroit at the Rayburn Building on the Hill July 2, 2010

July 3, 2011

Washington, DC
Healthy Town Detroit the Movie- Two Congressional Showings

“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.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.