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Green Film Series: The Age of Consequences

Green Film Shows Climate Impacts on National Security, Global Stability

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present “The Age of Consequences”, the newest screening of their Green Film Series on Thursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, 07042.

Through the lens of US national security and global stability, this award-winning documentary investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, “The Age of Consequences” unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this important event. For further questions, contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or, grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Green Film Series: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the 81st screening of their Green Film Series tonight, Thursday, August 17, at 7:40 p.m. at the Clairidge Theater, 486 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, 07042.

For the first time, this month’s Green Film will not be shown at the Library. Instead, we are offering a deep discount to a first-run feature film: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. Tickets for Green Film Series participants will be just $5.00 (cash only). Please arrive on time to purchase your ticket and find your seat for the 7:40pm screening.
We are excited to invite you to the follow-up to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary that brought climate change into the heart of popular culture. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

This riveting and rousing next step shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
The film shows Gore’s work with fellow environmentalists, researchers, business people, and politicians, and also details his behind-the-scenes efforts at the UN’s 2015 Climate Change Conference, where the groundbreaking Paris Agreement was negotiated. He pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this important documentary. For further questions, please contact Marnie at marnievyff@gmail.com or the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or grussell@montclairnjusa.org.

Green Film Series: One Big Home

Montclair’s office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the 80th free screening of their 7-year old Green Film Series, on Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Public Library, 50 So. Fullerton Avenue. All events at the Library are free.

In “One Big Home”, we see how a community can determine its own destiny, and explores over-development of communities as a complex cultural issue.

Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, “One Big Home” follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Bring the family, a neighbor, or a good friend for this moving documentary and take part in our open discussion after the film. For further questions, please contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or grussell@montclairnjusa.org

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