Community - February 23, 2011

Trinity Church to screen climate-change documentary

Submitted by Linda Hubbard of Trinity Church.

A new feature-length documentary about climate change solutions, "Carbon Nation," is having its Bay Area debut at Trinity Church in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28. The event is free and open to the public. The film's director, Peter Byck, will answer questions via Skype after the screening.

Mr. Byck characterizes the film as an optimistic discovery of what people are already doing.

"In our travels, we filmed Bay Area radicals, utility CEOs, airlines execs and wonky economists," he said. "They all agree that using as little energy as possible and making clean energy are important goals, whether for solutions to climate change, national or energy security, or public health.

"I wanted to make a big-tent film where folks of all political stripes could find common ground."

The film shows entrepreneurs, visionaries, scientists, and everyday people, all working toward solutions.

"Trinity is committed to environmental stewardship," says parishioner Nancy Grove, who heads the church's EDEN (Every Day Eco-Network) commission. "When we learned that the filmmakers were making the documentary available to interested groups in advance of theater showings, we jumped at the chance."

"Carbon Nation" officially opened in New York on Feb. 11. It will be shown commercially at the Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco for a week beginning March 11.

Trinity Church is located at 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park.


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