Screening of Crash Course in Queens, NYC, September 23 - can we bring it to your neighborhood?

Dan Miner
By Dan Miner on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 - 2:11pm

Hi everyone.  I'm doing a series of three film screenings / facilitated discussion events in LIC, Queens.  The Crash Course short version is one of them.  You're all invited to attend one or more of the events, and of course, to share this with your contacts.  Would anyone like to start a similar series in their neighborhood? Call me and we'll talk about it. - Dan 

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LIC Green Film Screenings to Promote Resilience  

Contact: Dan Miner, Resilience NYC Meetup, [email protected]212.319.3750

Long Island City, Queens, September 5, 2013 - - A unique series of free film screening events will take place this September in LIC.  Three films about our interwoven environmental, energy and economic challenges will be followed by facilitated discussion among audience members, and referral to neighborhood civic groups and city sustainability programs.  

The events are organized by Dan Miner, familiar to the Queens business community as the former SVP of Long Island City Partnership - but also a longtime environmental activist.  Now working as District Manager at Manhattan Community Board 6, Miner plans to keep organizing screenings as a volunteer through www.meetup.com/resiliencenyc/ and www.beyondoilnyc.org.

"NYC will have to adapt to long-term climate change while working to slow it down, and at the same time build resilience for extreme weather events and disruptions which climate change will make more frequent.  This is a job not just for the next Mayor but for all New Yorkers.  Many initiatives can build resilience, cut carbon emissions, save money and create local jobs, all at the same time. Raising public awareness about our environmental, energy and economic challenges can tap into the creativity of New Yorkers.  We need to get the business community and civic groups talking about this," said Miner.  

Miner, organizer of the Resilience NYC Meetup, is inviting neighbors and western Queens civic leaders to eco-cafe Coffeed in LIC on Mondays,September 16, 23 and 30 at 7 PM.   Coffeed, at 37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY 11101, downstairs from the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, is providing free coffee and home-baked pastries for the events. www.coffeednyc.com/

After screenings, in facilitated group discussion, listeners will ask each other how the issues raised affect their neighborhood, and what can be done to make it greener and more resilient.   Attendees will be referred to existing programs & resources, as well as local civic groups, to help them take next steps along with their neighbors. 

Do The MathSeptember 16
Climate scientists have measured the carbon in fossil fuel supplies still to be burned and the consequences if it is all used.  This film features the movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis, and promote a global power shift to clean energy.  (42 minutes) www.350.org/math 

The Crash Course, September 23
Our economy, energy systems and environment are interdependent and will face increasing challenges as we meet limits of finite natural resources.  Presented by scientist and former Fortune 300 finance VP Chris Martenson.   (45 minutes) http://www.peakprosperity.com/page/crash-course-one-year-anniversary

Crisis of CivilizationSeptember 30
This dark comedy documentary connects the dots between global crises. It combines archival film clips and animations with detailed analysis and specific positive options to transform systems. Watch it free online. (80 minutes) http://crisisofcivilization.com

Flyer for LIC Resilience Film Screenings, Sept. 16, 23, & 30 2013
http://files.meetup.com/113455/ResilienceNYC-video-screening-invite-9-13.pdf

News release online
http://files.meetup.com/113455/NewsRelease-Miner-LIC-Resilience-Film-Screenings-9-13.pdf

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Event Details
Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Location: 
Coffeed,
37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY 11101
Cost: 

free

Contact Information
Name: 
Dan Miner
Phone: 
212-319-3750
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