Saturday, April 13, 2019

Local groups sponsoring free showing of climate change film
   Three local groups are joining together to sponsor a showing of an important new film on climate change in observance of Earth Day.
   From Paris to Pittsburgh, which highlights how state and local entities are taking action against climate change, will be shown on Monday, April 22, at the Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton, 3333 S. Old 23, Brighton.
    The showing is sponsored by the Livingston County Democratic Party, CUUB’s Social Justice Team, and the Sierra Club Crossroads Group.
    From Paris to Pittsburgh is a new National Geographic film produced by RadicalMedia together with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Prompted by Donald Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, the film highlights local, private sector, and community leaders across the country who are continuing to work to reach the Paris goals despite federal inaction.
    The film takes its name from President Trump’s comment that he was pulling out of the Paris agreement because he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris, prompting Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto to respond: “I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy, and future.”
    From Paris to Pittsburgh demonstrates that being green can be bipartisan as U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa is interviewed about the impact of wind energy on the job market in Iowa.
    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the showing at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow. Free-will donations will be accepted.

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