On Sunday afternoon, March 31st, from 3-5 PM, Swarthmore Friends Meeting will be presenting a free screening of the documentary, “Paris To Pittsburgh“. Produced by National Geographic, the film is informative, upbeat and inspiring. It illustrates the efforts of individuals, cities and states in our country who are responding to the threat of global warming by coming together in innovative and often joyful ways.
Paris to Pittsburgh—a new film produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia, and distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films—features the voices of some of these forward-thinking leaders, including NRDC president Rhea Suh, along with the stories of everyday Americans who have been on the front lines of the climate crisis. From the former coal town of Pittsburgh to America’s breadbasket of Iowa to the island of Puerto Rico, the film takes you through climate change–fueled disasters in numerous communities, as well as their recovery, resiliency, and tireless efforts to inspire homegrown change.
Mayors, governors, community groups, businesses, and others are stepping up, embracing solutions like renewable energy and reaping benefits like cleaner air, job growth, and cost-cutting—all close to home, where it matters most. And this movement of our innovative citizens, cities, states, and businesses could change the course of our future and ensure that the United States remains a global leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions—and protecting our planet, health, and future generations.
Come see the film and discover what you might be moved to do with a little help from your friends. Discussion will follow the screening.
Swarthmore Meeting is located on Whittier Place, one of the entrances to Swarthmore College, off Elm Ave between Cedar Ave and Walnut Ln. While there is a small parking lot in front of the Meetinghouse, please park in the larger lot at the end of Whittier Place (except for handicapped parking).