If you are in or near the New York City suburb of Westchester, you can see Josh Fox’s new film, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change. The film is about the worldwide impact of the fossil fuel industry on climate change. The film will be shown March 14 at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street in Purchase, NY at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:00), it is free and open to the public. The film, screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to air on HBO in June, features known environmentalists Bill McKibben and Michael Mann. Scenes include a vast range of global spots from China’s smog ridden environment to impoverished communities in Ecuador and Zambia using solar power to Pacific Islanders afloat in a canoe-flotilla to protest against a coal tanker. Fox’s 2010 film, Gasland was nominated for an Oscar. It highlighted the dangers of hydrofracking to the environment and was, for many a groundbreaking wake-up call. Fox will be at the Manhattanville campus showing for a Q&A afterward. The film is co-sponsored by Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion, ResistAIM, Manhattanville College, Manhattanville’s Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action, Safe Energy Rights Groups, Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group, Rockland Water Coalition, WESPAC, and Grassroots Environmental Education.
If everyone could stop in a minute to acknowledge the harms we are causing on our planet, what would earth look like in the next 10 years or is it too late? To quote George Bernard Shaw: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their