Sep 24: Pittsburgh to Paris: Connecting for the Climate

This December, nations around the world will send delegates to the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, France.  This is quite possibly the most important climate-related event in all of human history, and Mark Dixon will be bringing his eyes, ears, and voice (and audio/video/photography gear) to this gathering to raise awareness about this important issue and urge responsible action by lawmakers – particularly in the Pittsburgh region.

Already an accomplished environmental filmmaker (YERT – Your Environmental Road Trip, and The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson) and climate presenter, Mark Dixon further bolstered his awareness of the UN climate negotiations by formally representing Pittsburgh’s Mayor Peduto at an official UN COP21 precursor event: the World Summit Climate and Territories in Lyon, France.  Based on this event and subsequent research, Mark has developed a detailed COP21 climate presentation to inform and entertain audiences with the drama and nuance around our civilization’s greatest attempt to address the climate crisis.  Mark has pre-processed the complexities of the COP21 process and our collective global response so that you can be well-informed without devoting days of your life to working through all the details.  We hope you can make it!  More information at  And Mark's crowdfunding campaign here: . 

Mark will also be speaking at the 44th Sustainability Salon on September 26th, along with other local climate leaders -- come continue the discussion!

7 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill (5700 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217).
The presentation will be followed by a reception with MANY DOZEN French mini-pastries from Jean-Marc Chatellier's French Bakery in Millvale, as well as additional opportunities for engaging in climate conversation and community.  Free and open to the public;  no RSVP required (there's plenty of seating!).   For more information, call Wanda at 412-661-1529.
Sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and the Environmental Justice Committee Thomas Merton Center and endorsed by Divest Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh 350.

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