Sedona AZ (November 17, 2015) – “You’re born into this and you’re here to love it and to see that it goes on,” author Joanna Macy’s soft voice delivers the heartfelt message of The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community.
This film is having its Sedona premiere at the Sedona Public Library on November 28th, at 3:30PM. The film will be introduced by city council member Jon Thompson. After the film, Navajo Nation’s Robert Nutlouis, co-founder of Black Mesa Water Coalition, who is in the film, will be present for Q&A. He will be joined by Bob McCormick, local retired Environmental Planning Specialist from Purdue University. This film and panel discussion will kickstart two weeks of local Climate Care Awareness events from November 28th through December 12th. The local community group, Inspiration of Sedona, is presenting these events in conjunction with the global actions surrounding the upcoming December UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris. For more info see www.climatecareawareness.org.
The Wisdom to Survive accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They provide insights, answers, and hope. What becomes clear is, we already have the tools we need to change our economy and lifestyle. Our attention must focus on taking action and building community. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives. Among those featured are Bill McKibben (350.org), Joanna Macy, Roberto Nutlouis, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Amy Seidl, Stephanie Kaza, Gus Speth, Jihan Gearon, Nikki Cooley, and Ben Falk.
If you want to gain the “Wisdom to Survive,” please join the Inspiration of Sedona in watching this new film on November 28th, at 3:30PM at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona. Donations will be accepted, but are not required.