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Join the Moderated Discussion of the Film 2040
September 25, 2020 , 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
RECORDING: A recording of this past event is available at https://mncj.org/videos/2040_discussion-2020-09-25.mp4.
The Multi-faith Network for Climate Justice – MNCJ – is sponsoring the showing of the film 2040 in partnership with the Pickford Cinema. The Pickford will be streaming this film during the entire ALL IN for Climate Action Week (12:00 a.m. on 9/21 to 11:59 p.m. on 9/27), giving viewers ample and convenient times to watch it from home. Afterwards, join David Roberts on September 25th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom. David will moderate a discussion about the hopeful message this unique film offers. To register for this Zoom event, please click here.
David Roberts is a scientist and well known local expert on climate change. He is the co-owner and President of Kulshan Services, which offers climate and sustainability planning for businesses, community groups, and governments. He recently facilitated the work of the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force, who provided specific recommendations to the City for meeting its aspirational climate goals.
About the film 2040: Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter, Velvet, and concern for the planet she will inherit, award-winning film director Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided by the many children he consults with along the way, Damon conjures a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.
Aimed at a broad audience that includes children and their parents, 2040 is entertaining, educational, inspiring and “an exercise in fact based dreaming” about the future. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.
This event is sponsored by the Pickford Film Center and the Multi-faith Network for Climate Justice, in partnership with the Mt Baker Sierra Club, RE Sources, Climate Reality Project/Bellingham Chapter, 350.org/Bellingham Chapter, Sustainable Connections, Huxley College for the Environment, Sehome High School Environmental Club, 3 Oms Yoga, Stillpoint at Beckside, St. Paul’s Creation Care Ministry, and the City of Bellingham.
This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events here.