This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/
On Wednesday 22 September, Sustainable Living in the Heatons joined forces with the Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor to show the environmental documentary “2040” by Australian film maker Damon Gameau. 2040 explores how the future might look if we embraced the best climate solutions already available today. Structured as a visual letter to the director’s daughter, this inspiring film shows how seaweed could be used to capture carbon, how regenerative farming could save our soils, and how empowering women and girls will be one of the most important actions that the world can take in the fight against climate change.
Before the film, representatives from local businesses and organisations that are involved in climate action were available to chat to cinema-goers in the foyer of the Savoy. Alongside the Sustainable Living in the Heatons team, the Savoy hosted the Kindling Trust, The Good Life and Carbon Co-op. When it was time for the film, Sarah Kemp-Ellis from our team of volunteers provided a short introduction, explaining that the screening had been arranged as part of the group’s activities for the Great Big Green Week, a nationwide celebration of action on climate change ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.
The community event in the foyer and the screening itself were well-attended by established supporters and others who clearly share Sustainable Living in the Heatons’ vision for the future. You can find out more about our events here. If you missed this one-off screening, you can watch 2040 on various platforms including BT, Rakuten, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV. Visit https://whatsyour2040.com/see-the-film/ to find out more.