Film focuses on environmental solutions

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BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Common Sense and 118 Elliot Street will present a documentary film, "Ice On Fire" by Leonardo DiCaprio, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

This "eye-opening documentary" (1hr 38mins) focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming.

Different from the typical movie-discussion model, the evening will begin with a short Silent Reflection for people to silently connect with climate change as an emotional experience personally as well as in relation to the effects to generations of humans, animals, nature, and the planet. Then the film, "Ice on Fire," will untangle and present some common sense and innovative ways that humans are dealing with climate change. After the film, in a Silent Storm, the group will silently write down individual and community solutions, and bring them together in theme-based groups. The themes to be explored are: declaring climate emergency; conservation and sacrifice; inventions and innovations; local political action. The evening is the first in a series of events by Brattleboro Common Sense to explore emotional and philosophical approaches to the climate crisis.

Facilitator Jeannie Sutherland, PhD, is a leadership consultant at Brattleboro Common Sense. She was a full member of a consensus community and eco-village for five years, has served in community organizations for youth development, and practices compassionate communication / nonviolent communication. She has a background in visual arts, and arts therapies.

This event is free to the public. For more information contact 118elliot@gmail.com or jeannie@brattleborocommonsense.org

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