Film Screening: Before the Flood

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

'Before the Flood' film screening.  96 minutes.

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.

Conversation will following the film screening, led by Steve Kurkoski of North Quabbin Energy.  Kurkoski is a Master Electrician and has been working in the photovoltaic field for over 20 years, both locally and internationally.   As a long time member of North Quabbin Energy and a firm believer in “be the change you want to see in the world,” Steve is passionate about conservation and renewable energy as a path to a more sane and just energy future for all.

This film screening is a collaboration between the Athol Public Library & North Quabbin Energy.  North Quabbin Energy is an informal network in north-central Massachusetts, started in 2005, that supports and facilitates communication with people and town energy committees to share ideas and projects concerned with issues relating to energy use.  Members work to educate themselves and their neighbors about the true social and environmental costs of current energy consumption patterns and to find ways of changing individual and collective habits of energy use through conservation, use of renewable fuels, and support for local and regional enterprises that reduce dependence on imported resources.


Free and Open to the Public.
Registration requested.  Please call 978-249-9515.
Light refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Athol Public Library.
Conversation to follow.