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Nov 12 - Neighbours for the Planet was invited to the launch of "Resilient Richmond Hill"

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

As part of the Advisory Committee for the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), Neighbours for the Planet, Drawdown RH and Blue Dot represented some of the climate change organizations that were invited to Richmond Hill's official launching of "Resilient Richmond Hill". We all had a great opportunity to engage with the community about tackling climate change in our homes and community.

Myles O'Brien was our MC for the evening. Julius Lindsay, Project Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development talked about how the city has been focused on adaption during Phase 1. The launching of "Resilient Richmond Hill" will begin Phase 2 with exploring mitigation as part of CEEP resulting in carbon emissions reduction as well as energy costs reductions for residents and businesses.

The city of Richmond Hill showcased their new mini animated film. This was followed by the FREE screening of the documentary film, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch documentary. "Filmed over four years on six of seven continents in 20 countries and 43 different locations, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a documentary film that explores human impact on the Earth. Come experience the powerful imagery captured by the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky."

At the end of the film, Canadian filmmaker, Jennifer Baichwal answered some questions from the audience. Jennifer provided some interesting insights on trying to create a film that simply provided facts and allows the audience to make up their own minds on how we are impacting the planet.

It was a great evening with interesting discussion and we look forward to starting Phase 2!

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