Climate Change & Community Response

"The Carbon Rush"

Filmmakers: Amy Miller

TICKETS - Sunday, March 8, 12:15 - 2:15 pm

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Ascension Church School, Pine Room - Lower Level -- 601 Van Buren, Oak Park, IL 60304

* Post film Q&A with expert panel

Hundreds of hydroelectric dams in Panama. Incinerators burning garbage in India. Biogas extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests harvested for charcoal in Brazil. What do these projects have in common? They are all receiving carbon credits for offsetting pollution created somewhere else. But what impact are these offsets having? Are they actually reducing emissions? And what about the people and the communities where these projects have been set up?

THE CARBON RUSH takes us around the world to meet the people most impacted. They are the least heard in the cacophony surrounding in this emerging “green-gold” multi-billion dollar carbon industry.

The Wisdom to Survive:

Climate Change, Capitalism and Community

Filmmakers: Anne Macksoud, John Ankele

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Screening Date, Time & Location TBD

Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. The film includes interviews with activists Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford, Quincy Saul, and more.



Thin Ice:

The Inside Story of Climate Science

Filmmakers: Simon Lamb & David Sington

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Screening Date, Time & Location TBD

Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world.

The result is a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.