Sep 20: Pgh premiere of YERT film!!

“Your Environmental Road Trip (YERT),” an award-winning documentary from Pittsburgh film maker Mark Dixon and Louisville’s Ben Evans, will have its Pittsburgh premiere on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at the Eddy Theater at Chatham University. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip celebrates the American spirit in the face of adversity, and is a unique docu-comedy profiling the courageous and creative individuals, groups, businesses and leaders of this country who are tackling the greatest environmental threats in history. It features the travels of Mark Dixon, Ben Evans, and Julie Evans as they covered 50 states in one year and virtually every environmental issue coast to coast. With a blend of humor and depth, the film features such luminaries as Bill McKibben, Deepak Chopra, and members of Congress – as well as ordinary citizens from all walks of life.Inspired by the legacy of hometown environmental hero Rachel Carson, YERT’s adventure launched from the Rachel Carson Homestead just outside of Pittsburgh on July 4, 2007.  One year later, Mark, Ben, and Julie (and their new baby Bailey), were joined by supporters for a homecoming party at the Rachel Carson Homestead.The September 20 screening is hosted by the Rachel Carson Institute in the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University.  Sponsors include Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) and its Black and Gold City Goes Green, Three Rivers Solar Source, and Breathe Easy, Stay Healthy campaigns.  Additional sponsors include Tree Pittsburgh, the Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club, the Green Building Alliance, Venture Outdoors, Transition Pittsburgh, 3RiversBioneers, Evolver, Grow Pittsburgh, Sust-Enable, Peaceful Gathering of Hands (P.G.H.), and the Pittsburgh Student Environmental Coalition (PSEC). Parkhurst Dining Services will be providing complimentary light refreshments. Clips and more information about the film are available at

Pittsburgh Premiere on Sep 20:  7 p.m. at Chatham University's Eddy Theatre.  Tickets to the screening are limited, and a donation is requested. 

The Pittsburgh premiere of YERT is filled to capacity!  If that's the only day you can attend, go ahead and fill out a wait list request at .   Also, if you are holding a reservation but find that you cannot go, please email Mark so that your seat can go to someone on the waiting list!  Your cancellation will help pack the house to the brim.

To make the most of the overwhelming enthusiasm building around the Premiere, we have also secured an "Overflow Screening" venue for the next evening, Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the theater in the Homewood Library. It comfortably seats 300 in a great space - now you can tell your friends and family to go see the show without worrying about whether they'll get a seat! Here are the details for the Overflow Screening...

Sep 21 Overflow Screening:  Doors open at 6:30pm, screening from 7:00pm - 9:00pm (followed by Q&A with Mark) in the Theater at Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.  Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please fill out the form at . 

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