Beyond Crisis – a hopeful film about meeting the challenge

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Published on: September 18, 2018

Transition Brockville / 18 September 2018

If you know climate change is a challenge that must be faced, but you don’t know how to talk about it with your family and friends, Beyond Crisis is a film that aims to help you find a way.

Transition Brockville’s next presentation is a free public screening of Beyond Crisis, Sunday, September 23, at 2 p.m. in the Brockville Public Library. Following the film, Lynn Ovenden, of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will facilitate a discussion.

“It’s my hope that people will leave our meeting feeling encouraged and a lot more energized” to talk to others about acting on climate change, says Ovenden. A new grandmother, retired government biologist, and longtime field biologist, Ovenden lives near Casselman, Ontario. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Ovenden signed up with CCL Canada (NCR Chapter) in 2016 to help build the political will for effective climate action.

Beyond Crisis is a story of hope for a rapidly changing world: a meditative call to action that explores what it means to be living in this new era of climate change, as told by over fifty diverse voices from across Canada, the U.S. and beyond.

The film is also a unique conversation piece: a grassroots model for what a healthy conversation on climate could look like, inspiring viewers to take the next steps in discussing these issues with their friends, community and loved ones.

The reality of climate change may be frightening, but there is good news. Diving into the dramatic climate and energy story unfolding all around us today, this film paints an inspiring vision of the better world we could be building together – if we find the courage to face our shared global crisis, turn away from our fossil-fuel economy, and say ‘yes’ to a far safer, more sustainable and more compassionate clean energy future.

“It’s hard to talk about climate change, but now there’s a more receptive audience. I sense a lot of anxiety. I’m trying to learn to talk in terms of solutions,” says Ovenden.

Everyone is welcome at this free public presentation.