Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. You'll meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way (Carbon Nation website).
Carbon Nation is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-partisan documentary that illustrates why it's incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it's good business, it emboldens national and energy security, and it improves health and the environment. Through a cast of engaging and endearing characters from across the country, in towns big and small, Carbon Nation introduces us to the new wave of American ingenuity. From one-armed Texas cotton farmer Cliff Etheridge, who is banding together small farmers' land to create one enormous wind farm, to green jobs innovator Van Jones, who is bringing clean technology and jobs to inner cities, it's clear that the creative solutions needed to combat climate change are already being created by entrepreneurs, visionaries, scientists, and the everyday man. By bringing their innovations to light, Carbon Nation is a film that celebrates solutions and inspires action (Clay Way Media. "Carbon Nation.").
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The movie will be screened at the Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd., Houston 77005, followed by an expert panel.
6:30 Meet and Greet
7:00 Featured Film
8:30 Expert Panel Discussion
This event is brought to you by the Rice University Environmental Club, Houston Tomorrow, Emerging Professionals of the Houston USGBC, City of Houston Green Building Resource Center, Houston Green Scene, and Transition Houston.
Light dinner kindly donated by Dr. Pat Speck and Dry Bones Cafe.
A $5 donation is suggested and greatly appreciated.