about the film
carbon nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. You'll meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.
- carbon nation 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.
- Public opinion is sliding the wrong way - far fewer people are concerned about climate change than even a year ago. We’ve made carbon nation to give a majority of people an entertaining, informed and pragmatic primer about why it’s incredibly smart to be a part of the new, low-carbon economy: it’s good business.
- carbon nation's optimism and pragmatism are 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.
quotes from carbon nation:
“Do I think man is causing global warming? No, but that doesn’t make any difference. I want clean water and I want clean air. And that’s so simple.” THE WILD ALASKAN
“Climate change in fact is a national security issue. This is no longer the purview of Birkenstock-wearing tree huggers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” THE ARMY COLONEL
“So if you don’t give a damn about the environment, do it because you’re a greedy bastard and you just want cheap power.” THE BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEER
folks in carbon nation - partial list:
Richard Branson (CEO, Virgin Group), Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times), Former CIA Director James Woolsey, Van Jones (Founder, Green For All), Col. Dan Nolan, U.S. Army (Ret), Amory Lovins (Chairman, RMI), Denis Hayes (Founder of Earth Day), Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute), John Rowe (CEO, Exelon), Jim Rogers (CEO, Duke Energy), and many more climate change pioneers.
carbon nation premiered in New York at the Lincoln Center Film Society on February 10, 2011 and opened theatrically in New York the following day on February 11. Theatrical runs followed the next 6 weeks in Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle Portland, San Francisco and Chicago.
Theatrical Activities Continue: Screening requests from independent theaters still coming in.
carbon nation premiered as the closing film at the Environmental Film Festival in The Nation’s Capital in March, 2010. There have been over 500+ screenings since (and many more in the pipeline) - many sold out, with no advertising dollars spent by carbon nation. Some highlights:
• The City of Chicago hosts a carbon nation screening event at The Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park with 3000 people in attendance in August, 2010
• Scores of U.S. and International Film Festivals & Special Screenings, including in The U.K., Canada, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, Jordan, Israel, Belgium, Australia, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Italy with requests coming in weekly.
• 200 + screenings at colleges, universities, Middle & High Schools, including Stanford, Yale, Duke, Pepperdine, U. of Chicago, Hampshire College, Brown and many, many more.