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Peterborough chapter draws 300 people to ‘This Changes Everything’ screening

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The Council of Canadians Peterborough chapter sponsored a screening of ‘This Changes Everything’ at the 11th annual ReFrame International Film Festival this past weekend.

Three hundred people attended the Jan. 31 screening in Peterborough.

To date, that means that more than 4,240 people have now gone to chapter-organized screenings of the film across the country. We have shown the film in Montreal, Saskatoon, Duncan, Elora, Charlottetown, Yellowknife, Prince Albert, Chilliwack, Ladner, Mabou, Windsor, Courtenay, Saint John, St. John’s, Sudbury, Golden, Terrace, Regina, Fredericton, Powell River, Thunder Bay, Hinton, Picton, London, Kent County, Kamloops and now Peterborough.

Two days after the ReFrame screening, the Peterborough chapter co-sponsored a ‘Citizen’s Climate Forum – localizing the Leap Manifesto’. That event, which was promoted and meant to be a follow-up to the screening of ‘This Changes Everything’ at the film festival, took place on Feb. 2 at 7 pm at Trinity United Church.

About 175 people attended this event.

The Peterborough Examiner reports, “[The] Leap Manifesto is a vision for how Canada can tackle climate change through a series of specific actions. The 15-point plan touched on topics ranging from housing to transportation and agriculture and knowledge of democratic reform. Participants also broke out into groups to to discuss and commit to the local actions suggested by the Leap Manifesto.”

For more on the Leap Manifesto, please see our Sept. 18, 2015 campaign blog, Barlow welcomes chapter activism in support of the Leap manifesto. At the media conference that launched the Leap manifesto, Barlow stated, “At the grassroots level we have in our organization 72 local activist chapters and they are hungry for this kind of vision and direction. …I think we’ll see it outward [around the world] but I think it will also be dramatically welcomed by grassroots communities around this country.”

To watch a trailer for This Changes Everything, please click here.