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Catch A Free Screening of Carbon Nation; Resolve To Go To Bars More
August 3, 2010, 3:41 pm
Filed under: Event

The World's First Non-Depressing Climate Change Documentary!

It’s been a tough summer, no? Between the oil disaster in the gulf and various heat waves, floods and outbreaks of Dengue fever in Florida there’s hardly been enough time to even properly lament the collapse of the energy bill.

I’d say we could all use a pick me up, so mark your calendars for the August 10th free evening showing of Carbon Nation, the only documentary addressing climate change that actually has a happy ending! That’s because it’s about solutions farmers, soldiers, architects and other folks are undertaking right now to move to a low carbon economy. The key takeaway: you don’t have to believe in climate change to reap the benefits of applying innovative and pragmatic thinking to reducing carbon.  I particularly like the tag line: “A climate change solutions movie that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change.”

Here’s how you know this will be a good movie: if you ask Karen Weigert, one of the producers, where the idea came from she’ll start the story with “I was snowboarding at Sundance a few years ago and we got into this conversation at the bar…” I find this extremely inspiring – I’ll have to start going to bars more.

So next Tuesday mix up a batch of hurricanes and mosey on down to Millennium Park at 7 for the celebrities (Van Jones! Hal Sparks!) and 8 for the show.