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Saving Snow film screening
April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm| FREE
Citizens’ Climate Lobby, New Belgium Brewing and the Asheville Ski Club will show “Saving Snow,” a 53-minute documentary on the heartbreaking story of our winters on life support.
“With all of my films, the goal is to make climate change concrete,” says filmmaker Diogo Freire of Adaptation Now. “I try to find specific examples of communities that are being affected—and also show how they’re responding.” A disappearing snow season is more than just a frustration for winter sports enthusiasts. It means lost income for the many towns and small businesses that depend on winter tourism and recreation to stay afloat.
“Saving Snow” focuses on people coming to terms with these changes. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action.
With the Olympics happening this winter, athletes are also speaking up about what they see happening to their sport. Jessie Diggins, USA Olympic Ski Team says in an interview with the New York Times: “You can look at different solutions for the economy, but you only get one earth to live on, and you have to breathe the air that is on this earth. We have to do it in a way that doesn’t hurt families economically, which is why I’m supporting the carbon fee and dividend solution, because it puts a fee on carbon and returns the revenue to households.”
Following the film will be a panel discussion or action steps that people can take to express their commitment to taking action on climate solutions.
The film showing will be in the Brewhouse, across the bridge from the Liquid Center at New Belgium Brewery.