Stewardship of our Earth’s climate: can we talk about it?

Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Stuart Street, Fort Collins, CO


2 p.m.: Opening remarks – Senator John Kefalas

Film: Years of Living Dangerously – Ice and Brimstone


From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.

In episode four, 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl travels to Greenland to investigate the effects of global warming in the Arctic; Down south, Ian Somerhalder travels to North Carolina to listen in on both sides of the evangelical community’s debate over climate change. Somerhalder finds himself entrenched in the middle of not only a religious debate, but a familial one. The father: a megachurch preacher who doesn’t believe in climate change. The daughter: an activist trying to shut down the local coal-fired power plant.

4 p.m.: Speakers & panel

Rev. Nelson Bock, Colorado Interfaith Power and Light
Nate Boschmann, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Wally Jacobson, Trinity Lutheran Church

Moderator: Senator John Kefalas

Film: Before the Flood, 1 hr 36 mins.


From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.

“We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is — but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.”


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