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To The Ends of the Earth being shown at Brandeis 7pm Tues. 9/4

To The Ends of the Earth being shown at Brandeis 7pm Tues. 9/4

Come see the documentary film To the Ends of the Earth (click to watch trailer) on Tuesday, September 4, at 7pm in Wasserman Cinematheque (in the Brandeis International Business School/Sachar Building behind Spingold Theater up in the woods!)

About the film:
This award-winning documentary tells the story of our time: Post ‘peak oil’ we depend on “unconventional” fossil fuels like tarsands and fracked gas. The films explains how we got here, what it is doing to our environment, and where we need to go instead.

The rise of extreme energy, the end of economic growth, the people caught in the middle.“To the Ends of the Earth” (2016) is an award-winning feature documentary about the state of our energy system today, and the people we meet are uniquely positioned to watch this global crossroads unfold. For example, the mayor of an Inuit village in Canada’s high Arctic who is concerned that seismic testing for oil in the ocean is blowing up the eardrums of the animals that the Inuit hunt to survive. Or the environmental lawyer who goes on a journey to areas that produce energy for the Tarsands of Alberta – he learns of the inputs of energy that have to be put into this resource – and the reasons why the second largest oil project in the world is economically unsustainable. Or the river conservationist in Utah who fights to protect the Colorado River from oil shale projects that would disturb its headwaters. “To the Ends of the Earth” brings forward the voices of those who not only denounce the rise of extreme energy, but also envision the new world that is taking shape in its stead: a future beyond the resource pyramid.

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.