“Paris to Pittsburgh: the Climate for Change is Now" screening and panel discussion
From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Directed by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio, the film explores the social and economic impacts of climate change-fueled disasters, from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines. The film features voices from local leaders as well as everyday Americans presenting the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, as well as innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Other locations featured in the film include Puerto Rico, California, Iowa, Florida and New Jersey.
We'll watch the film and then have a discussion with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science global change ecologist Matt Fitzpatrick and Nadia Nazar, founder and co-executive director of Zero Hour, a youth climate activism group. Moderated by Eric Schott, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.
There will be a reception with food and drinks at 5:30 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6 p.m.