Josh Fox, director of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated film Gasland, will screen his upcoming film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things that Climate Can’t Change” on March 15, in Nassau New York.
The free event is sponsored by two grassroots groups opposed to natural gas fracking, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline & Complete It Cuomo.
It will take place 6:30 p.m. March 15 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 26 Church Street, Nassau. Donations are suggested. Parking is free. Reservations can be made online at https://www.facebook.com/events/186163805090445
Fox’s new film examines climate change, which an international scientific consensus says is being fueled by atmospheric changes in greenhouse gases caused by consumption of fossil fuels. A 2016 selection at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the movie covers events in 12 countries on six continents and explores how some aspects of climate change can no longer be averted.
“Touring with the Gasland films for almost eight years now I’ve seen the power organized communities have,” said Fox. “That’s why we’re bringing this film to communities like Nassau. This is the frontline of climate change. We know if we’re going to keep global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius we can’t frack for oil and gas, we can’t build pipelines and power plants that will keep us burning fossil fuels for 50 more years. That change is going to happen at the community level.”
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline & Complete It Cuomo are screening the film to support a movement to stop development of fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy.
Nassau and surrounding communities have been battling to stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline and its associated massive gas compressor station from being built in the area near homes, farms, and businesses. Nassau Town Supervisor David Fleming will speak during the panel presentation after the film screening.
Event organizer Christine Macpherson said, “I hope that as our community members watch this film, they will recognize their connection to people around the world who are taking a stand to help stop climate change and preserve what they love—their homes, communities, clean air and water, and ways of life. We know that a huge fracked gas compressor station and pipeline will not only be detrimental to our town, but to the planet. I hope everyone leaves the event inspired and refreshed to continue the fight against Kinder Morgan this spring.”