Global Town Hall: Lights. Camera. Climate Action.

  • When: March 6, 2015 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: FREE Please RSVP at the link
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Doors: 12:30pm
Event Start: 1:00pm
Event End: 2:30pm, with reception to follow


Another day, another dire climate prediction.
Are we learning more yet doing less? Do documentaries inspire us to act, or paralyze us with resignation, fear, and complacency? Is greater climate awareness without tangible action meaningless? And if documentaries don’t change behavior, then what’s the point of making them?

Join a panel of esteemed filmmakers, climate experts, and some famous people as we explore these and other questions. It’s also a chance to offer your advice to filmmakers seeking to provoke and engage through their work.


Come discuss like the planet is depending on us!

Conversation crafted and moderated by eTown founder & host Nick Forster. Panelists will be joining us both locally at eTown Hall and globally via Google Hangouts.

Inspired by a long list of highly acclaimed climate-related films including Louie Psihoyos’ new film, Racing Extinction.


A special invitation

Between now and March 6th, questions will be gathered from individuals and groups all over the planet to be directed to an esteemed panels of filmmakers, climate science experts and others who work down in the climate action trenches. The discussion will be inspired by acclaimed climate-related films, most of which are currently or have previously been shown at the Boulder International Film Festival.

portrait of Nick Forster

Nick Forster, panel moderator and founder & host of eTown

portrait of Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos, filmmaker of Racing Extinction & The Cove

portrait of Leilani Munter

Leilani Munter, climate activist, vegan, and Tesla racecar driver

portrait of Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski, photographer, entrepreneur, problem-solver, & filmmaker of Chasing Ice

portrait of Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando

Lori Joyce & Candice Orlando, mother/daughter director team of Arise

portrait of Hunter Lovins

Hunter Lovins, founder of consulting non-profit Natural Capitalism Solutions

portrait of George Marshall

George Marshall, author of Don't Even Think About It, Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

portrait of Eve Andrews

Eve Andrews, journalist and associate editor of Grist.org

portrait of Shaun McGrath

Shaun McGrath, EPA region 8 administrator and former Boulder Mayor and White House staff

"We’re it. We’re the only ones on this planet that can fix this problem.”

~Louie Psihoyos

This event is made possible through a generous grant from the Boulder Arts Alliance.