Global Warming Film Series
December 27, 2007
“What we do in the next two or three years will determine the future of our planet.” This is the warning of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman, Ramachandra Pauchauri. In an effort to mobilize the nation to act before it is too late, the environmental education group, Focus the Nation, has set aside January 31 as a day to focus on global warming solutions for America. It is an unprecedented initiative on the part of schools, businesses, and civic organizations to engage in activities which will expedite the adoption of clean energy alternatives. In keeping with these goals, the Essex Library will offer three important films on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
January 30 – Everything’s Cool, exposes the efforts of those with vested interests to ignore, dispute, or even doctor the evidence that fossil fuels are causing irreparable harm to the earth’s atmosphere.
February 6 – How to Save the World spotlights marginal farmers in India who are saving their poisoned land by reviving ancient pollutant-free farming methods. In following their example, we may discover an environmentally sustainable food system capable of feeding the world.
February 13 – Kilowatt Ours is an inspirational film that demonstrates how easy it is to conserve energy that is produced from traditional sources as well as the many ways the average consumer can easily become part of the renewable energy revolution. The film shows the connection between personal choices and energy use and introduces us to individuals, businesses, schools and universities who have cut their energy use in half by taking simple steps that benefit the consumer, the environment and the economy.