On Thursday, September 23rd Lisa Elkins, our principal LEED AP, participated in a panel discussion for Mindful Metropolis on the subject of the film Carbon Nation. The film was presented and party goers were able to discuss the effect the film will bring to the green community and what future plans Carbon Nation will have on climate change solutions. Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. We meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.
• Carbon Nation is an optimistic (and witty) discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to stave off climate change by moving to a low carbon economy.
• Public opinion is sliding the wrong way – far fewer people are concerned about climate change than even a year ago. Carbon Nation offers an entertaining, informed and pragmatic primer about why it’s incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it’s good business, it emboldens national & energy security and it improves health & the environment.
• Carbon Nation’s optimism and pragmatism is appealing across the political spectrum. While other good films have been about problems, blame and guilt, Carbon Nation is a film that celebrates solutions, inspiration and action.
Other panelists included: Jim Slama of FamilyFarmed.org and Jason Rothstein author of Carless in Chicago.