Paris to Pittsburgh
Ann Arbor CCL partnered with friends from the Washtenaw Chapter of The Climate Reality Project to host a public screening of the documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh” on March 10, 2019. Over 40 community members, including several members of the Ann Arbor City Council, enjoyed snacks, the movie, and a presentation on carbon fee and dividend and HR 763. The documentary, directed by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio, explored local, grassroots efforts around the U.S. to mitigate climate change. After the movie, there was time for questions, and a discussion about local climate efforts. The message of the movie and the subsequent discussion was that the U.S. may have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, but local communities recognize the dangers of climate change and are not deterred in their efforts to seek solutions. The screening was held at The NEW Center, a local incubator for nonprofits.