We had close to 100 people attend our July 18th special showing of Fixing the Future. A great turnout and a great discussion after the film. Thanks to the EpiCenter for all their help with the event and to Sustain Charlotte and PIES for hosting the event with the Sierra Club.
This a repost of a follow up message from Sustain Charlotte:
Thank you for attending Charlotte’s screening of the documentary, Fixing the Future. Your efforts and ideas are helping Charlotte become a larger part of a growing movement to reclaim our local economies. We would also like to thank the Central Piedmont Sierra Club and the Project for Innovation, Energy and Technology (PiES) for their partnership with us in hosting this wonderful event.
The evening’s highlights were the networking mixer beforehand (where Sustain Charlotte members received a free local beer!), the attendance of City Council Members Claire Fallon and Beth Pickering, the post-film audience discussion, and the impressive turnout of just under one-hundred supporters!
Don’t let the end of the film be the end of your action! Don’t forget to continue buying local, and to let your City Council Representative know that you want Charlotte to adopt and implement a Sustainability Plan. And of course, encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Here are some more ideas YOU came up with at the discussion:
* Visit one of Charlotte’s Farmer’s Markets and take advantage of the personal relationships unique to the markets
* In the upcoming elections, find out how sustainability and the local economy fit into politician’s platforms
Do you have more ideas that you were not able to share during our discussion at the event? Please, let us know!
Also, don’t forget to join the Sierra Club on Wednesday, July 25th, as they welcome Heidi Pruess, CEP, Mecklenburg County Environmental Policy Administrator, to talk about “Mecklenburg County’s State of the Environment Report: Are we trending in the right direction?“ It will be in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!