Promoting Sustainability in East Jefferson County, WA
Here, finally, is some good news about what is going RIGHT with the world!
TOMORROW is a beautifully filmed documentary presenting concrete, down-to-earth solutions for sustainable living and community resilience. Showcased are programs being implemented around the world by people making a difference in their own communities. Their stories make “Tomorrow” one of the most essential and inspirational viewing experiences of our time.
This movie premiered at the Paris Climate talks in 2015 and has been shown all across Europe to standing ovations. Now available in the US, it opens on April 21st at the Rose Theatre concurrent with premieres in New York City and LA.
But locals will also have another opportunity for viewing this movie. On Saturday April 15th at 1:00pm, there will be a special screening of this film at the Chimacum School auditorium. It will be followed by an open house in the High School Commons where attendees can find out what is happening in our own community pertaining to sustainability and resilience…and perhaps find ways to become involved.
This unusual opportunity is being sponsored by Local 20/20, Chimacum School District, the Port Townsend Film Festival and PTHS’s Students for Sustainability. No tickets are necessary, everyone is welcome, and donations will be gladly accepted to defray event costs and further the work of Local 20/20 toward local sustainability and resilience.
The goal of the after-movie event is to promote awareness, to network, and to strengthen those elements in our own cultural ecosystem which move us closer to a saner and more sustainable world. For the first hour, people will be browsing tables and engaging one-on-one with participants representing various aspects of our local movement toward community resilience. In the final hour, the format changes to one of group conversations around specific aspects of sustainability.
Topics covered will include local food, energy, transportation, waste, education, emergency preparedness, local economy, education, climate action, and shelter. Tabling participants and conversation catalysts may include folk from local non-profits, businesses, schools, municipal agencies or even individuals working on special projects.
Meanwhile, outside in the parking lot, Burien Nissan will be offering Leaf tutorials twice during the first hour of the networking event (3:15 – 4:15). These will be followed by a conversation highlighting the differences between all-electric and hybrid cars on the market. Later, at the end of the networking event, free test drives of an all-electric Nissan Leaf will be available from the Chimacum Grange parking lot about 5:30 PM. Electric is the future of cars. If you have not yet experienced it, this weekend will be a good opportunity to do so. Be sure to bring a current drivers license and your insurance card with you.