Free sneak peak Thursday of PBS documentary featuring sustainability and WWU, Bellingham

Western Today staff
"Fixing the Future," a PBS documentary about sustainable communities that was filmed at WWU and Bellingham, is set to air later this month on PBS, but an sneak preview of the one-hour special will take place Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham. The documentary, narrated by David Brancaccio, a longtime national business journalist and host and senior editor of NOW on PBS, is expected to feature WWU's Vehicle Research Institute, whose students made a dramatic run for the Progressive Automotive X-Prize. In addition to WWU, Brancaccio features several innovative Whatcom County businesses, including the sustainable fishers at Lummi Island Wild, creative innkeepers at Willows Inn and local oven manufacturers at Woodstone. Bellingham's Sustainable Connections is host of this public viewing event, with support from the city of Bellingham. A reception will take place from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Encore Room, wit hrefreshments from local businesses Boundary Bay Brewery, The Willows Inn and Old World Deli. Introductions will be followed by the screening of the documentary at 5:45 p.m. in the Walton Theatre. Admission is free, but seating is limited. "Fixing the Future" will air at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26 on PBS.

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