Free Showing of "Paris to Pittsburgh"
Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m.
at Unity, 2825 Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville
The National Geographic documentary film, Paris to Pittsburgh, will be shown free of charge at Unity, 2825 Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville, on Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. The free film showing is co-sponsored by Unity, Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, and Wild Virginia. After the film, there will be a brief question and answer period hosted by representatives of the co-sponsoring environmental groups.
Spotlighting the cities, states, businesses and citizens taking action, Paris to Pittsburgh explores the very real social and economic impacts of climate change-fueled disasters, from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines. The film features voices from local leaders as well as everyday Americans presenting the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, as well as tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions, including boomtowns formerly reliant on coal such as Pittsburgh.
“Climate change is an undeniable existential threat to our planet and to all living beings,” said Rev. Don Lansky, co-minister of Unity. “This makes the discussion about climate change not only a political debate, but a moral and ethical one as well.”
Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future—and the current administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement. The film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country, and the inspiring ways Americans are responding by taking change into their own hands and not waiting for Washington to act.
For more information about the free showing of Paris to Pittsburgh, please visit: www.unitycharlottesville.org or call (434) 978-1062. For further information about the co-sponsoring non-profit organizations, please visit: Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club at https://www.sierraclub.org/virginia/piedmont , Citizens’ Climate Lobby at https://citizensclimatelobby.org, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light at https://vaipl.org, or Wild Virginia at http://wildvirginia.org.