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Green Film Double Feature

Double Feature Explores How We Can Protect Local Rivers and Trees

Montclair’s Office of Environmental Affairs presents a free double-feature screening on Thursday, March 21, 6:00 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 07042.

River’s Journey” tells the story of the rise, fall, and rise again of the Whippany River in Morris County – a river not far from Montclair – that was once so polluted by papers mills, chemical plants, and raw sewage that it was actually being treated like a sewer, rather than as a precious natural resource.

The Whippany River

Led by Hanover Township’s health officer, the community rallied to confront both corporate and neighboring municipal interests – and took positive action – to restore the river to its natural beauty and an asset for the community. Peter Coyote narrates this inspiring story.

For the evening’s second film, we witness the alarming story of how Emerald Ash Borers have now infested trees throughout 37 states.  “Trees in Trouble: Saving America’s Urban Forests” reveals how a community in Ohio confronted their tree crisis and fought the invasive pest by taking action and working together. Through partnerships with scientists, city officials and everyday citizens, this community was able to fight the pest and protect their urban forests for future generations. 

The film also explores the rich history of urban forestry in the United States and the exciting new research linking human health and trees.

Bring a friend, a neighbor, or your family naturalist to these free screenings, and to our open discussion afterward featuring experts in their respective fields. For further questions, call Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or email: grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Green Film Series: Antarctic Edge: 70° South

The Fastest Warming Place in the World is Cool

The climate crisis has been in the news this week because Antarctica’s ice is melting much faster than anyone expected.

That means that this Thursday’s free Green Film Series screening, “Antarctic Edge: 70° South” – TOMORROW, 6/21 at 6:00 p.m. (please note this new earlier hour) at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 07042 – is perfectly timed.

“Antarctic Edge” is a science-in-action feature film, funded in part by the National Science Foundation. The documentary follows a team of renowned climate scientists into the fastest winter-warming spot in the world, combining innovative science, dramatic imagery and two decades of scientific collaboration into a compelling character-driven narrative.

With unprecedented access to critically important climate research, we will go into the heart of the planet’s fastest changing environment: the West Antarctic Peninsula. For the first time in history, the Long-Term Ecological Research project at Palmer Station is stunningly documented on film.

This will be a fascinating film!

Bring a friend, a neighbor, or your family scientist to this free screening, and to our open discussion afterwards.

For further questions, contact Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Green Film Dreams of the Standing Rock Story

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green present the next free Green Film, “AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock”, on Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. (please note this new earlier hour) at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton, Montclair, 07042.

“AWAKE” is a record of the massive peaceful resistance, led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and underneath the Missouri River. The Standing Rock Tribe, along with others around the world, opposes the project because the pipeline runs under the source of drinking water for over 18 million people, and pipeline leaks are commonplace. Since 2010 over 3,300 oil spills and leaks have been reported.

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film documents the story of Native-led defiance that has forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
“Are you ready to join the fight?”

Bring a friend, neighbor, or your family to this free screening, and open discussion afterwards. For further questions, contact Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or, grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

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