TB screens DiCaprio's global warming documentary
Transition Brockville / 13 January 2017
Screening and discussion of Leonardo DiCaprio's global warming documentary, Before the Flood, are the focus of our next presentation, on Sunday, January 22, 2-4 p.m., at the Brockville Public Library.
Released the month before the U.S. federal election, the film follows Hollywood star DiCaprio, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, as he visits places around the world where global warming is having devastating effects, or where industrial activity on a massive scale leads to very high CO2 emissions.
Passionate about fighting climate change since he met Al Gore in 2000, DiCaprio interviews numerous people who support the need to reduce fossil fuels, as well as those whose goal is to continue producing them. Along the way, the viewer may reach conclusions on how to begin turning awareness of the problem into means of solving it.
Discussion of positive actions we can take as individuals and as a community will follow the film. Refreshments will be served. This presentation is free and open to the public; a free will donation to Transition Brockville, however, is always welcome.
Seedy Saturday, March 11, 2017 Transition Brockville and the Brockville Public Library are partnering again this year to offer a fun day for gardeners, featuring a seed swap and gardening displays. Mark the date on your calendar!
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WHERE: Fellowship Hall, Free Methodist Church, 58 Elgin St. N., Athens, ON
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Save The River
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WHERE: 1000 Islands Harbour Hotel, Clayton, NY
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Program and registration details: http://blog.savetheriver.org/?p=9814
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The Table Community Food Centre, FoodCore LGL and the Two Rivers Food Hub
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WHERE: Gallipeau Centre, Smiths Falls, ON
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Brockville Seedy Saturday
Transition Brockville and the Brockville Public Library
WHEN: Saturday, March 11
WHERE: Memorial Centre, Brockville, ON
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