By Peter Byck, Director + Producer, Carbon Nation
(This article appears in the July, 2011 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer)
carbon nation, a climate change solutions movie that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change, is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non- partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment.
As campus sustainability programs aim to enlist the support of all students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors, carbon nation is a fun and fast-paced energy efficiency and clean energy primer that leaves the politics at the door. Whether one doubts the severity of climate change or just doesn’t buy it at all, carbon nation is still compelling and relevant, filled with a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.
carbon nation’s optimism is appealing across the political spectrum. While other good films have been about problems, blame and guilt,carbon nation is a film that celebrates solutions, inspiration and action.
carbon nation goes on sale August 1, 2011. DVDs can be purchased directly from us at www.carbonnationmovie.com; and at Walmart and other soon-to-be announced big-box stores.
carbon nation is thrilled to be a part of the ACUPCC conference – we’ve given each of the participants a screener of our documentary in the hopes that we can stir interest for large, campus-wide screenings at each of your universities and colleges.
[Please note: the screeners are for private deliberative screenings and that all public, classroom and library screenings require licensing from carbon nation.]
- “The excellent documentary carbon nation is an… inspiring… positive, proactive and gingerly apolitical… look at the many recent advances in clean energy and green technologies.” - Los Angeles Times
- “Save Big Bucks, Help The Planet.” - Bloomberg
- “Entertaining … endearing … and exceptional. This is not just a film worth seeing, but it is one that is well worth sharing— as widely as possible.” - Huffington Post
- “Dealing with climate change in a lively and fun way … adding to the dialogue in a way that’s not as likely to make opposing opinionators rip out each others’ throats.” - Seattle Times