Climate Change & Sustainability Film Series

Sustainable Woodstock hosts a monthly free screening of films and documentaries focused on Climate Change and Sustainability. We do this as a way to foster—in a fun and relaxed environment—a broader awareness of the wide-ranging issues impacting our planet and our future. We often facilitate a panel discussion after the film to explore the issues presented and how we, as individuals and communities, can engage in becoming part of the solution. Sustainable Woodstock hosts this film series in collaboration with Pentangle Arts. Donations go to support Pentangle.

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Location

We screen these films at the Woodstock Town Hall theater. A historic theater with lofty ceilings, lots of seating a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. The Theater is located at 31 the Green Woodstock, VT.

Schedule

Screenings normally take place on the 4th Tuesday of the month, which some exceptions due to holidays or scheduling conflicts.

DVD Library

We have a selection of climate change films on DVD and Bluray. Contact us if you have an interest in borrowing films for educational screenings.

Upcoming Events: 

Title: Island President
Date/Time: Tuesday May 28th 6:00PM
Location: Woodstock Town Hall, 31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States 
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Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/ryhr_T7cRnY 
Description: 
Director Jon Shenk’s The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting the literal survival of his country and everyone in it, as a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable. The Island President captures Nasheed’s first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political horse-trading that goes on at such a top-level global assembly. Despite the modest size of his country, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

Title: Surviving Progress
Presenter: N/A
Date/Time: Tuesday June 25th, 2019 6:00PM
Location: Woodstock Town Hall
Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/sDdhA_qCfYw
Description: Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired this film, reveals how civilizations are repeatedly destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. Primatologist Jane Goodall, author Margaret Atwood, and activists from the Congo, Canada, and USA — place their hope in our ingenuity and moral evolution.

Surviving Progress leaves us with a challenge: To prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end.

Join Pentangle Arts Council and Sustainable Woodstock for a monthly documentary film screening as part of our “Climate Change and Sustainability” series which usually takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free admittance. Recommended donation of $10. Proceeds go to support Pentangle.

Past Film Screenings

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