Do the Math, the next film in the Green Film Series, is a rousing documentary that covers the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. Connecting the dots between extreme weather, climate change and fossil fuel energy, the film calls for fossil fuel divestment. The film will be shown on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm at the Gibson's Heritage Playhouse and on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm at the Iris Griffith Centre.
The film informs us that it’s simple math: we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide – five times the safe amount.
What began as a US Do the Math tour in 2012 has turned into a global movement. The gofossilfree.org movement calls on educational and religious institutions, city and state governments, and other institutions that serve the public good to divest from fossil fuels.
A short feature film The Story of Solutions with Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff will also be shown. Following the films, local climate change activists along with Lee Croy from the local Transition movement and Laura Princic of Clear Energy Solutions will lead a discussion about solutions to the problem of fossil fuels and global warming.
This special film series is organized by Sustainable Coast Magazine (sustainablecoast.ca) and the Gibsons Green Team and is a project of the Sunshine Coast Film Society. The Green Film series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. The screening events aim to serve as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action.
Tickets are available at the door for $8 for SC Film Society members, $10 for others (includes single-event membership fee). Screening times are at 7:30 pm., doors open at 7 pm. The Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is located at 662 North Road in Gibsons, BC. The Iris Griffith Centre screening admission is by donation. The Centre is located 1 km. south of Ruby Lake on Hwy.101.
For more information or to make an online reservation, go to: greenfilms.ca.