Stop The War On Our Climate

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6:00 PM, Thursday, July 20, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join the Mt Baker Meaningful Movies group for a thought provoking, call to action online event. Did you know that U.S. military is the world’s single largest institutional user of fossil fuels and the single largest institutional emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG)?

Did you know that the military’s gross contribution to the climate crisis is not being factored into the national or local climate plans?

Who holds the U.S. military accountable for these damaging actions? No one. U.S. politicians and negotiators have made sure that military emissions are not counted toward a country’s total emission levels (see the Kyoto Agreement) so military emissions continue to escalate.

The national and local Veterans for Peace members are taking the lead to change this! They have launched the “Climate Crisis and Militarism Project” (CCMP) to demand the U.S. military report and reduce military emissions, reduce and redirect the military budget, and promote climate justice and peace. They are also asking local community groups to join their campaign to stop military air shows to reduce unnecessary GHGs.

This Mt Baker Meaningful Movies event will include a short film, news clips, visual presentation and a panel of local and national Veterans for Peace leaders. They will inform, inspire, and invite us to support their Climate Crisis and U.S. Militarism campaign. Their plans to protect us all from environmental disaster start with decarbonizing our community events and beyond.  Join the Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84322063054?pwd=UWxOQjJIUG53cS9ubXd0MWRHY2ZUZz09

We also encourage attendees to watch the film SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF WAR. This film is available for free using Kanopy via Seattle Public Library (and other library systems). https://www.kanopy.com/en/product/scarred-lands-and-wounded-lives  (68 minutes) We screened this film at a Mt Baker Meaningful Movie event in 2018. The film is still sadly relevant.

Please join us on July 20th for an important discussion about the climate and environmental impacts of war.

Special Guests: Veterans For Peace

Facebook Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmolNG0fnMA

Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 10 min

Director: Veterans For Peace

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  1. Tom W
    #1 Tom W 6 July, 2023, 15:31

    What’s this aversion to human contact? Don’t you ever have any live events. This is exactly what the Military-Industrial-Complex prefers.

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    • Anne Miller
      Anne Miller Author 7 July, 2023, 11:01

      Hi Tom, Mt Baker Meaningful Movies does both in person and online Meaningful Movies events. We agree that nothing beats being able to shake hands and talk to folks in person about important issues. For this event, however, at least one of our speakers will be joining us from out of state and we wanted to make the event easily accessible. We are still figuring out how to easily do hybrid events. Let us know if you happen to be a tech wizard and want to help us figure that out!

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  2. David
    #2 David 6 July, 2023, 16:32

    Hi MMP Peeps,

    Is the running time of this movie really only 10 minutes?

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    • Anne Miller
      Anne Miller Author 7 July, 2023, 11:10

      Hi David, Yes, we will only be screening one or two short films at the event.We also encourage attendees to watch the film SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES: THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF WAR. This film is available for free using Kanopy via Seattle Public Library (and other library systems). https://www.kanopy.com/en/product/scarred-lands-and-wounded-lives  (68 minutes) We screened this film at a Mt Baker Meaningful Movie event in 2018. The film is still sadly relevant.

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