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Join Rising Strong for a special community screening of the film 2040, sparking conversations about local impacts and possible solutions for conserving biodiversity in a shifting climate. With free finger food, presentations and discussion of local actions, this event is the first local event in a series of community educational events, and is part of the Rising Strong Project.

As the conversation about Climate Change intensifies, so too does the need for action.  But what actions can local landholders take to conserve biodiversity and sustainably manage the landscape? Long known for their no-fuss on-ground focus, Landcare groups from across the Northern Rivers are coming together to spark discussions about local solutions for climate risks. 
Rising Strong leads the roll out of a series of local community events, hosting a special community screening of Damon Gameau's critically acclaimed film 2040 at Federal Hall. The film explores what the future might look like in the year 2040 if we embraced and mainstreamed solutions available across a variety of sectors, including:  Aquaculture; Regenerative agriculture; renewable energy; transport; and the circular economy.
2040  shares an aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.

2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

With free finger food served at 5:30pm and dessert after the movie, this event will present positive and possible solutions to the risks posed by a changing climate.  A facilitated discussion session after the film will help locals explore real solutions to the environmental challenges we face today and into the future.  This session will help attendees digest the information shared by both speaker and film, and translate this into practical solutions for real life, leaving you with a sense of hope and inspiration.

Tickets $15 adults and $5 kids (Tickets include food, speaker, film and facilitated discussion session)
Find out more via the Facebook event 2040 Film & Talks: https://www.facebook.com/events/415657699088588/

Purchase Tickets via Facebook or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2040-film-talks-federal-tickets-76399295349

This community event is part of the Rising Strong Project, A collaborative Climate Change adaptation education project supported by the Environmental Trust, the Rising Strong Project aims to empower landholders and the community of the Northern Rivers to rise strong and take action to conserve biodiversity in a shifting climate.
Residents of the Northern Rivers understand that our climate is shifting. But what impact will it have upon the area's unique natural environment? And what can the community do to protect habitats in a changing climate? This education program will empower the community of the Northern Rivers to rise strong and take action. Participants will learn current climate change science and the predicted impacts on the area's unique World Heritage listed plants and animals. This project will see more landowners in key areas undertake activities that will help conserve biodiversity in a changing climate.

The Rising Strong project will develop education material for the community including: web based and social media material, short videos and graphics and some printed publications. Activations will include community film nights, VIP speakers in local halls, technical workshops for landowners delivering practical advice on how we can adapt to our changing climate, and adaptation planning sessions in key areas targeted for Biodiversity conservation.

A collaborative initiative of Tweed Landcare, Brunswick Valley Landcare, Richmond Landcare, Border Ranges-Richmond Valley Landcare and Upper Clarence Combined Landcare, Rising Strong is delivered by North Coast Regional Landcare Network. This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

Media contacts: Hannah Rice-Hayes, North Coast Regional Landcare Network 0434 408 050

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