Neighborhood Resilience Film Screenings
Mondays September 23 and 30, 7 - 9 PM
Coffeed, 37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY 11101
Resilience NYC Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/resiliencenyc/
No charge to attend.
Cross posted from Green New Yorkers Meetup - Do not rsvp on the Brooklyn Futurist Meetup site. Please do not rsvsp no on our site. Please go to theirs for any rsvps:
This fall, we are bringing neighbors and civic leaders together at Monday nights in September at Coffeed in LIC to explore where sustainability and resilience responses overlap, and how to respond as individuals. Free video screenings will be followed by facilitated group discussion. The location is chosen to appeal to western Queens residents. Future version of the series will take place in different neighborhoods.
Coffeed is a locally sourced eco-cafe at the 36th Street stop on the M & R trains in Queens, just a few minutes from midtown Manhattan, downstairs from the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm. Coffeed is generously providing free coffee and home-baked pastries for the Resilience Film Screenings! http://www.coffeednyc.com/
Flyer for LIC Resilience Film Screenings, Sept. 16, 23, &[masked]
News release online
The first screening, of climate change doc "Do the Math," was a success. Recap and pics here:
[ Climate scientists have measured the carbon in fossil fuel supplies still to be burned and the consequences if it is all used. This film features the movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis, and promote a global power shift to clean energy. (42 minutes) www.350.org/math]
Coming next Monday - - The Crash Course, September 23
Our economy, energy systems and environment are interdependent and will face increasing challenges as we meet limits of finite natural resources. Presented in a clear and factual way. (45 minutes) http://www.peakprosperity.com/page/crash-course-one-year-anniversary
Crisis of Civilization, September 30
This dark comedy documentary connects the dots between global crises. It combines archival film clips and animations with detailed analysis and specific positive options to transform systems. Watch it free online. (80 minutes) http://crisisofcivilization.com
Following each documentary, we'll guide listeners in brainstorming how the issues raised will affect their neighborhood, and what can be done to make it greener and more resilient. We'll refer listeners to existing programs & resources, as well as local civic groups, to help them take next steps along with their neighbors.
Recommended programs will include Red Cross and NYC Office of Emergency Management, to build resilience to disruptions. Many NYC initiatives promote building energy conservation upgrades, and solar power, which save money and lower carbon emissions. Local agriculture projects, of course, are good for both the climate and the economy.
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Cross posted from Green New Yorkers Meetup - Do not rsvp on the Brooklyn Futurist Meetup site. Please go to theirs.