DC Environmental Film Festival – This Changes Everything

Once again, the Environment Committee at St. Columba’s, along with our partners – Interfaith Power & Light – will participate in the DC Environmental Film Festival, bringing yet another challenging and thought-provoking film to our big screen! This year, we’ll be showing «This Changes Everything,» based on the international best-selling book of the same name from Naomi Klein. This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Ray Suarez of Al Jazeera will moderate a panel and Q&A session following the movie. Panel guests will include: Brent Blackwelder – Past president of Friends of the Earth, former chair of the League of Conservation Voters, and the founding chair of American Rivers Alex Kragie – Former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, where he helped lead the effort to create the nation’s first green bank and oversaw other clean energy and energy efficiency programs. Before that, he was a Washingtonian, working for the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) and OPower. Free popcorn $3 donation suggestion (all donations support the work of the Environment Committee at St. C’s, helping us green our parish and our community).

Please check out our presentation partners, Interfaith Power & Light, at www.gwipl.org

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