Last night, more than 200 Vermonters braved the snowy weather to gather at the sold-out Burlington Premiere of the Climate Action Film Festival, organized by our friends at SunCommon.
The Festival features short films from around North America highlighting volunteer conservation work, community solar projects, carbon capture, and nonviolent direct action to block fossil fuels and raise awareness about the climate crisis. It’s an impressive lineup, and the focus on climate solutions offers a much needed antidote to the feelings of doom and gloom that we often feel when confronted with one of humanity’s greatest global challenges.
It’s inspiring to see the way that communities across the globe, large and small, are taking meaningful action to address the challenges of climate change. The featured films illustrate the transformation power of grassroots activism and remind us why the work we do here at VPIRG – backed by our thousands of members and supporters across Vermont – is so critical. If we want our brave little state to be a leader on climate and other important issues, we all have to stand together and fight for our future.
If you couldn’t make it to the Burlington premier, don’t worry – it’s not too late for you to attend one of the other screenings here in Vermont.
There’s another full screening taking place at the Middlebury Marquis (65 Main Street, Middlebury, VT) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. next Wednesday, February 12th, as well as a number of other community events across the state featuring a selection of festival favorites and a discussion about effective local climate action.
Make sure you’re signed up for our email list so we can notify you when there’s a Climate Action Film Festival screening near you and head to www.actonclimatevt.org for more information on how you can support bold climate action in 2020.