Last night, CommUnity Zone and Susquehanna Valley Progressives co-sponsored a screening of Al Gore’s latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel at The Campus Theater in Lewisburg.
The film is a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, which was released a decade ago and brought climate change into the heart of popular culture.An Inconvenient Sequel, shows just how accurate many of the predictions made in the first film were and, more importantly, how close we are to a real energy revolution.
120 people came out to watch the film and a few dozen came to the subsequent discussion, which was moderated by local climate advocate Peterson Toscano and included panelists: Rob Altenburg of PennFuture and Dr. Nino Antadze, a visiting professor at Bucknell University .
Donations (a total of $371!) were collected at the film for the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as these powerful hurricanes are becoming more and more prevalent due to warming air and water temperatures. 100% of the funds collected will be contributed to United for Puerto Rico. United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María.
The film underscores the devastating impacts of climate change, the resolve of many political, civic and religious leaders (on all sides of the political aisle) to take action, and the need for more to be done.
Al Gore and his organization, Climate Reality Project, are coming to Pennsylvania later in October to host the 36th Climate Reality Leadership Corps activist training in Pittsburgh. Over the course of three days, world class scientists, communicators, and climate experts will join former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore to train citizens to become Climate Reality Leaders, who organize their communities for action on the climate crisis. Several local advocates plan to attend.
Susquehanna Valley Progressives is a nonpartisan organization united for the betterment of the whole community. We envision a community that empowers individuals to be engaged in and educated on the democratic process; promotes equality and appreciation of diversity; improves the living and working standards of all that live in Susquehanna Valley and actively protects our natural world. Learn more at SVProgress.org.
The CommUnity Zone unites area nonprofit organizations and the people in our community through collaborations to conduct and support community education and build capacity to sustain and improve a quality of life for all community residents. We are particularly interested in ways to empower all voices in the achievement of personal goals. Learn more at CommUnityZoneLewisburg.org.