March 18, 2022

In the sixth edition of our bi-weekly newsletter, we’re sharing climate-related events, action items, and impactful news. Happy Friday!

Events

PEARLS - Film & Portrait Series - 3/18 In celebration of Women’s History Month, PEARLS, will open for public showcase at Julia Deckman Studio March 18th. Produced and directed by Chynna Chan, the project is not only a call to celebrate the women and matrons who inspire generations of resilience, it is also an ode to the Charleston community and the diversity that makes us a desirable destination.

Surge Magazine at Sightsee Coffee - 3/20 We’ll be slinging magazines from 10 til at least noon at Sightsee Coffee this Sunday. If you’re curious about SURGE: The Lowcountry Climate Magazine, we’d love to see you and get a magazine in your hands. We’re proud of this first issue and we want to share it with the world!

Green Drinks - 3/22 ‘Let’s Talk Composting’ is the theme of this month’s Green Drinks event, which will feature short presentations from SMART Recycling and the Coastal Conservation League beginning at 6:30pm, followed by lots of time to socialize and network while enjoying a happy hour unlike any other in the Lowcountry. Starts at 6PM at Commonhouse Aleworks in Park Circle. More info here.

Black & Green: Documentary Screening & Fireside Chat with Dr. Helen Yaffe - 3/23 Join the Charleston People's Budget Coalition, the Lowcountry Action Committee, the Lowcountry Black & Hispanic Coalition, and the Charleston Climate Coalition for a screening of "Cuba’s Life Task: Combating Climate Change." The screening will be followed by a fireside chat with Dr. Helen Yaffe, who since 1995 has spent time living and researching in Cuba and participating in solidarity campaigns. Register for the Zoom event here.

Save the date: Tour de Earth Day 2022 on 4/23 Stay tuned for more info on our second annual bike ride ecotour through downtown Charleston!





Actions

Become a CCC Member! In two years we’ve accomplished a lot thanks to our generous donors and volunteers. Our success and longevity as a climate action organization requires developing a stable foundation of financial support; we need to invest in dedicated staff, expand our base, and deepen our positive climate impact in the Lowcountry! To do that, we need people like you who are willing to invest in us. An annual membership includes four digital and print copies of Surge: The Lowcountry Climate Magazine and with membership tiers, you have the option to give a sponsor donation!

Ask President Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency Through a national campaign sponsored by the Elders Climate Action group, you can easily click the link above asking President Biden to declare a climate emergency and set the nation on a path to net zero emissions.

Watch The New Frontier of Climate Change Storytelling! Some of the most innovative work in climate change visual storytelling is taking place not on a movie screen, but in the realms of virtual reality, augmented reality, and multi-player gaming. It is here where the people formerly known as the audience are being transformed into active users, and where creators are hoping that the immersive nature of these new technologies will generate empathy and transform how we engage with this urgent issue. From Tree, which immerses viewers into the lifetime of a tree, from a seedling to a full-grown rain forest tree; to Greenland Melting which transports the viewer across nine different icy locations throughout Greenland to learn more about the changes taking place beneath its frigid surface; to 2100: A Dystopian Utopia -- The City After Climate Change, a massive, multiplayer online role-playing game where people are tasked with creating new ways to protect our cities against climate change threats, this panel will introduce the creators of some of the most celebrated projects. Moderator Katerina Cizek, Artistic Director, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab and award-winning pioneer in digital documentaries will guide us through this new frontier.



News

How networks of social movement issues motivate climate resistance Sourced from the excellent Hot Take newsletter: In a peer-reviewed study published last month, researchers Dana Fisher and Lorien Jasny analyzed surveys of hundreds of protestors at three climate-related events in the U.S.: the 2017 People’s Climate March, the 2019 September Climate Strike, and the 2020 Earth Day Live. They wanted to see what other issues these folks were interested in, and whether there was any consistency in the issues motivating them to get out and protest. What they found was major validation of the idea that the climate movement is a justice movement.

Give Me Green Sustainable Fashion Show Slayed

We’ll be sharing a recap of the event on Monday with information about the designers, action items, and photos!



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