Conversation with King County Executive, Dow Constantine on the climate crisis and “2040”

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
12:00 PM, Sunday, April 25, 2021 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Community Conversation organized by Meaningful Movies at First Church on the climate crisis and the award-winning documentary film “2040.”  With special guest speaker King County Executive Dow Constantine!

Film Description: Concerned about his young daughter’s future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and change makers in many fields to draw on their expertise. What could the future look like by the year 2040 if we embrace the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet?  Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

STEP 1: REGISTER HERE  to watch the film2040.” After registering, you will receive an email with a link to watch the film at your convenience from April 16 – 22. 

Cost:  No fee is required.  If you desire, you can make a donation to Meaningful Movies Project (the nonprofit which purchased access to the film).  Suggested donation is $10.  

STEP 2:  Watch “2040″ anytime between April 16 and April 22. 

STEP 3:  Whether or not you watch the filmjoin us via Zoom for a community conversation on Sunday, April 25 from 12 noon – 1:15 p.m.  You must REGISTER HERE to participate in the April 25 virtual community conversation event.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event.

At the event, King County Executive Dow Constantine will discuss his priorities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Executive Constantine will share how our local government is committed to reduce emissions countywide by half by 2030, prepare for climate change impacts, and lead with climate justice. These actions are outlined in his 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

Also at the event, Jessica Zimmerle with Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light will briefly summarize climate-related legislation that passed during the 2021 Washington State legislative session.

Guest Speakers  

Dow Constantine, King County Executive, is a long-time Seattle resident who was born in West Seattle in 1961. He graduated in 1980 from West Seattle High School where he was student body president and an Eagle Scout. At University of Washington, he studied political science as an undergraduate and earned a law degree in 1989. Executive Constantine returned to the University of Washington to earn a Master’s Degree in urban planning in 1992. He has served in various capacities in King County and Washington State, including the Washington State House of Representatives for the 34thdistrict and the King County Council for the 8th district. He chaired the King County Council in 1990. He has been King County Executive since 2009.

Jessica ZimmerleEarth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light, has been with Earth Ministry since 2013 and became the Program and Outreach Director in 2017. She supports Earth Ministry’s members through the Greening Congregations and Colleague Connection programs, and organizes the religious community in advocacy campaigns on climate change, fossil fuels, chemical safety, salmon recovery, and more. Jessica attends Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Environmental Studies with minors in Religion, Biology, and French.


Special Guests: King County Executive Dow Constantine; Jessica Zimmerle

Sponsors: Meaningful Movies at First Church (Organizer and Lead Sponsor); Mt Baker Meaningful Movies; Beacon Arts; Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies; Social Justice Film Festival; Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light; South Seattle Climate Action Network; Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon; Meaningful Movies Kirkland; Meaningful Movies Project; Temple B'nai Torah Meaningful Movies  

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: Movie is 1 hours 32 minutes; discussion will be 75 minutes

Director: Damon Gameau

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