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June 26 - July 31

This Friday, June 26th the Berkshire International Film Festival will proudly participate in the  live screening of the important doc 2040 PLUS Q&A events which run from Friday, June 26th to Thursday, July 2nd. Please find a list of all of the panels below for your interest. As part of our commitment to highlight and shine the light on environmental causes, this event is part of BIFF’s Environmental Film Focus Series sponsored by The Whitehead Foundation.

The film costs $12, but ALL the Q&As are free of charge for audiences to participate, engage and learn. BIFF will provide a link to the film in Friday’s newsletter, for the US Premier!

Watch 2040 here. Screenings begin on Friday, June 26th and continue through July.

Friday, June 26th – US Premiere of the Documentary Film 2040. Meet the experts who are featured in 2040, and learn about their innovative solutions to the climate crisis. Link provided on Friday, June 26th.

Speakers:  Damon Gameau, Paul Hawken, Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics), Neel Tamhane

Moderator: Kate Aronoff (The New Republic)

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Saturday, June 27th – From Drawdown to Regeneration: Meet the researchers behind Drawdown 

Meet the researchers behind Project Drawdown, who have identified the most efficient solutions to draw carbon from the atmosphere; including agriculture and travel.

Speakers: Damon Gameau, Chad Frischmann, Mamta Mehra, Ryan Allard

Moderator: Crystal Chissell

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Sunday, June 28th – Regenerative Agriculture (4.30pm ET) 

An exploration into regenerative agriculture practices that are transforming farming, and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.

Eric Toensmeier, Portia Adomah Kuffuor, Senior Development Officer, CamFed

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Sunday, June 28th – Sustainable Travel

A deep dive into how the travel industry is adapting to become more sustainable.

Speakers: Damon Gameau in conversation with Darrell Wade, Intrepid Travel, Denaye Hinds (CREST)

Moderator: Ashley Renne

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Monday, June 29th – Seaweed & Marine Regeneration

Exploring the power of marine permaculture, and celebrating nature’s secret climate warrior: seaweed!

Speakers: Damon Gamean in conversation with Brian von Herzen (Climate Foundation), Brad Ack (Ocean Climate Trust), Jo Kelly (Australian Seaweed Institute)

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Tuesday, June 30th – The Power of Youth Voices

Youth activism, and how young people are using their voices for positive change.

Speakers: Damon Gameau, Xiye Bastida, Alexandra Berry (Children for Change Youth activist)

Moderator: Annelise Bauer (Children 4 Change)

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Wednesday, July 1st – Climate Justice & Empowering Women 

The importance of intersectionality and inclusion in climate justice.

Speakers: Damon Gameau in conversation with Mary Heglar & Amy Westervelt of HOT TAKE podcast.

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Thursday, July 2nd – The Importance of Hope

Why we need hope and optimism for the future, to build a better world for all.

Speakers: Damon Gameau in conversation with Eric Holthaus & Renee Lertzman.

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June 26
July 31
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