at the Palm Springs Library
a FREE live screening of...
The End of Suburbia!

“Come join April Hildner, from the Sustainability Commission, and I at the PS library this coming Tuesday evening for the free screening of this powerful documentary . This event is one of a series of films and group discussions on topics pertaining to sustainability, in order to raise awareness around the issues. The library has done a great job programming additional lecturers and presentations talking to these subjects as well. We feel that it is essential to get the message out that “sustainability” is not just a buzz word, but a critical re-framing of our way of life and our options for the future.” – Geraldine Carpentier of the Palm Springs Green Scene

a review of the film:
The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people lived and an era when people wanted to escape the inner city to a more pastoral or rural way of life. However the suburbs quickly evolved into a merely a place to live that had neither the benefits of rural or urban life, and where one was reliant on an automobile both to travel elsewhere and even travel within the neighborhood. The suburbs are not only dependent upon cheap energy, but also reliable energy. The reliability of energy is becoming less so as demonstrated by the multi-day blackout of the North American Eastern Seaboard starting on August 14, 2003. Part of the problem of getting out of the suburban mentality is that a generation has grown up believing it to be a normal way of life, and a life of entitlement, which they will not give up without a fight. But many developers and planners and some of the general public understand the want and need to make the way the collective we live in a more walkable and humanistic manner. Written by Huggo” – via

the screening is taking place at the:
Palm Springs Public Library
300 S Sunrise Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262-7699
(760) 322-7323

6:00 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC)
seating is limited