Is it possible for an individual to create meaningful change? Roberta Hunter, co-founder of renowned international environmental organisation Greenpeace will visit Trinidad as a guest of Green Screen The Environmental Film Festival to participate on a panel discussion about environmental activism at St. Mary’s College Centenary Hall, November 2nd at 6:00 pm.
Ms. Hunter will attend a screening of the film How to Change the World, which chronicles the adventures of the eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.
“When we started Greenpeace forty five years ago, there was no environmental movement or consciousness. The words ‘ecology’ and ‘environmentalism’ were unknown at that time.
“The key message is that it doesn’t take a lot of people to make change. Change and even substantive global change can be the product of a few affecting the many.”
The panel discussion will also include activists:
- Akilah Jaramogi- Managing Director, Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project
- Peter O’Connor- Project Officer, Asa Wright Nature Centre
- Molly Gaskin – President & Founding Member of Pointe-a-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust
We will also screen a short ‘Quiet Revolution’ from Films For A Better Place and ‘After the Green Revolution’ (short).
This event is free and open to the public.