Ellsworth “Climate Work Party” Joins Thousands of Events Across the Planet
10/10/10: World’s Largest Day of Practical Action to fight Climate Change
ELLSWORTH – On October 10, people across the planet will pick up hammers, shovels, and tools and join the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of practical action to gain awareness about the changing climate.
Organizers in Ellsworth expect people who are concerned about the changing climate and are looking for ways to become empowered in their community to join them to view two short films “The Story of Stuff “ and a local video produced by students in the Blue Hill area (Lucy Jakub, Imogene Page, Lorna Stephens and Max Hurvitt) called "Save my Polar Bear, Please." A visual awareness opportunity on the bridge in Ellsworth will immediately follow the film.
The 10/10/10 Global Work Party is being coordinated by the international climate campaign 350.org and 10:10 Global. Photos and video from thousands of simultaneous events across the planet will also be available for the media at 350.org/media.
Who: Hancock County Towns in Transition join Alliance for Democracy, League of Women Voters Downeast, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth Adult Religious Education Committee and Peace and Social Action Committee in this important local effort.
What: With over 12 million on-line views, The Story of Stuff is one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films of all time. The Story of Stuff takes you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture–from resource extraction to iPod incineration. This 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of production, consumption, and waste will teach you something, make you laugh and it just may change the way you look at all your stuff. A local video produced by students in the Blue Hill area (Lucy Jakub, Imogene Page, Lorna Stephens and Max Hurvitt) called "Save my Polar Bear, Please” will also be shown. Following the films, there will be a visual awareness opportunity on the bridge in Ellsworth.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME
When: 11:45AM Films. 1:00 on the Bridge!
For more information on the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, please visit the 350.org media room: 350.org/media.
For more information on the local even contact Brenda Cartwright 207-667-9062