New Climate Documentary to be Screened in Presque Isle
“Saving Snow,” a 53-minute documentary on the heartbreaking story of our winters on life support will be shown in Presque Isle.
The film will be shown Monday, April 16, at 6:00 pm in the Edmunds Conference Center at Northern Maine Community College.
“Saving Snow” focuses on people coming to terms with climate changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action.
“With all of my films, the goal is to make climate change concrete,” says filmmaker Diogo Freire of Adaptation Now. “I try to find specific examples of communities that are being affected—and also show how they’re responding.” A disappearing snow season is more than just a frustration for winter sports enthusiasts. It means lost income for the many towns and small businesses that depend on winter tourism and recreation to stay afloat.
Birkie Executive Director Ben Popp, who features prominently in the film, says “‘Saving Snow’ brings to life the realities we face if we don’t start to take climate change seriously at the policy level. I love snow, I love what it enables, I hope it is here like it should be for my grandkids!”
With the Olympics happening this winter, athletes are also speaking up about what they see happening to their sport. Jessie Diggins, USA Olympic Ski Team says in an interview with the New York Times:
“You can look at different solutions for the economy, but you only get one earth to live on, and you have to breathe the air that is on this earth. We have to do it in a way that doesn’t hurt families economically, which is why I’m supporting the carbon fee and dividend solution, because it puts a fee on carbon and returns the revenue to households.”
Following the film will be a short brain-storming time to identify specific actions that people can take to follow-through to express their commitment to finding a solution to climate change.
Donations accepted will benefit Citizen’s Climate Lobby
Those attending will be eligible for a drawing immediately following the film, compliments of Bike Board and Ski!
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