March 10th, Stretch is hosting the screening of “The Good Life, The Green Life”, a documentary film about what it means to live a good, green life at the climate crossroads.
The Good Life – The Green Life features nine amazing people who are thinking about and taking action on climate change—and the broader ecological crisis we face—in a variety of creative ways.
This project was born out of the challenge that most people know climate change is a serious threat and want to deal with it, yet as a society we seem stuck in neutral. Maybe it’s because the scale of the problem is overwhelming. Or maybe it’s that we have more immediate stresses to deal with. Or that living green in a society built on fossil fuels really isn’t easy. Or that our political leaders seem to be focused on the short term. Or that imagining a world without (or with very little) reliance on fossil fuels is actually pretty hard — never mind figuring out how we make that world happen.
We wanted to learn more about people who, against these odds, are defining a different way of life, and working to make change locally and on a bigger scale. And to create a documentary film in the process that could help other people get engaged.
The people featured in this film (presented chapter by chapter on this site, but soon to be available in a single-run version) are all from the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada – also the territories of many First Nations. The film reflects an intensely local story and culturally-specific understanding of what the good, green life means. What we might hear from people in other parts of BC, especially in rural or resource-dependent areas, from Aboriginal people here and in other regions, or from people in other places in Canada and beyond, would likely be very different…though we suspect there would be much in common too.
Tuesday March 10th | 7pm-8:30pm | By Donation | Screening and Ideas Exchange Workshop facilitated by Tina Barisky from the Climate Justice Project and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.