POSTPONED: David Suzuki was coming to Trail to speak on May 1, and we were going to show his latest film in anticipation. We hope to find another way to share Beyond Climate, a documentary about climate change in BC and have a discussion. 

David Suzuki narrates the new film directed by Ian Mauro, a University of Winnipeg environmental scientist, geographer and filmmaker. Following the award-winning 40 minute film there will be a community conversation about renewable energy and climate solutions with EcoSociety staff and volunteers. 

Alyssa Taburiaux, EcoSociety’s Trail Outreach Coordinator, says she kept feeling like she was having conversations with people who wanted to understand better how climate change was impacting BC. Then she saw Beyond Climate and noticed how many of the effects of climate change discussed in this film are connected to issues faced by communities across our province.

As David Suzuki writes in his February 18, 2020 column in the Trail Champion promoting the film, “People throughout British Columbia are witnessing profound changes….From Haida Gwaii to Kelowna, Vancouver and Whistler to Mount Robson, we heard from people whose world is changing around them.”

More intense wildfires, droughts, floods, decreased salmon populations, ocean acidification: the effects of climate change are everywhere in this province. Beyond Climate looks at those who have been impacted, including Indigenous people, oyster farmers, ski resorts and Okanagan winemakers. It also looks at solutions, such as Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan.

Anyone who wants to understand why people are so deeply concerned about climate change, who wants to discuss climate solutions like renewable energy or who wants to learn more about the EcoSociety should definitely come out to the movie. 

This film is the third in a series by Ian Mauro that includes Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change and Climate Change in Atlantic Canada

Join us for Beyond Climate: Saturday March 14 at 3 pm, Trail United Church, 1300 Pine Ave., Trail. Free admission; donations to cover costs are welcome. For more information or to help with the event please contact, phone 250-687-0051 or on Facebook.