"The Carbon Rush"
Filmmaker: Amy Miller
ONE EARTH FILM FEST TEAM RATING: Recommended for Adult Audiences. Contains heavy themes and disturbing images.
TICKETS - Sunday, March 8, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Ascension Church School, Pine Room - Lower Level (180) 601 Van Buren, Oak Park, IL 60304
Arrive early, at noon, for refreshments, and stay after the film for a lively discussion with Director of Illinois PIRG Abe Scarr, Merrill Lynch Group Financial Professional William Reilly, as well as Tom Masters of Ascension Catholic Church Peace and Justice Committee.
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 this emerging “green-gold” multi-billion dollar carbon industry.