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“Paris to Pittsburgh,” a documentary film about widespread efforts in the U.S. to combat global warming despite the federal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, will be screened at a Community Forum in Newbury Park on Saturday, June 29.
After the 7 p.m. screening, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks and Helen Cox, Sustainability Division Manager for the City of Thousand Oaks, will discuss local and state actions to counter climate change, as well as personal steps anyone can take. The event is sponsored by the Chalice Unitarian Universalist Community Forum and is open to the public. Chalice is an alternate name adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley.
Early in the film, President Donald Trump is shown announcing the administration’s decision to exit the climate accord, saying he was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. Almost immediately, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed an order directing the city to comply fully with the accord. City and state governments across the nation joined the rebellion. The movie captures what’s at stake in global warming for communities around the country and the ways that Americans are responding.
The National Geographic film is narrated by Rachel Brosnahan, Emmy Award-winning star of the television series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” It documents the rapid growth in renewable energy and its positive effects on jobs and the economy.
The Community Forum at 3327 Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park is free; donations are welcome to help cover expenses. For information, visit forum.cvuuf.org or contact Randall Edwards through the church office at (805) 498-9548.