Sustainability Film Series
The City of Lafayette, Louisville, Town of Superior, and City and County of Broomfield are hosting a virtual and free Sustainability Film Series. Four films will be screened over the course of four months, November – February, covering topics such as plastic pollution, climate change, water conservation, and youth activism.
After each screening, there will be a post-film discussion featuring a local expert on the topic at hand and moderated by each sponsoring city.
Virtual films will be shown monthly on the third Thursday, November - February, from 6:30-8:30pm.
2021-2022 Sustainability Film Series
Space is limited for each film. Register to secure your attendance.
- "A Plastic Ocean" - Nov. 18
- "Youth Unstoppable" - Dec. 16
- "The Great Divide" - Jan. 20
- "2040" - Feb. 17
Billions upon billions of plastics circulate in the ocean today. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic entered the ocean in 2010. Coloradans don’t have to live next to an ocean to protect it; we can protect our waterways from our daily choices here in Colorado.
There will be a post-film discussion led by Vicki Nichols Goldstein, Executive Director of the Inland Ocean Coalition.
For 10 years, Vicki was the Executive Director of Save Our Shores and addressed a multitude of issues including sustainable seafood, marine protected areas, and plastic pollution. After moving to Colorado, Vicki founded the Inland Ocean Coalition, whose mission is to create an inland movement that builds land-to-sea stewardship. Vicki brings her experience of ocean protection, networking, and the belief that community-based ocean conservation can occur in any place and that people can make a positive contribution to ocean protection in our inland communities.
"Youth Unstoppable" takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change refusing to let their futures slip away. Over the course of 12 years and set against stunning visuals of a planet in crisis, "Youth Unstoppable" follows the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world in which they will live.
The film was generously donated by the Walking Mountains Science Center.
We're excited to announce that Slater Jewell-Kemker, Director of Youth Unstoppable, will join local students in the post-film discussion.
"The Great Divide" - Jan. 20
The Great Divide raises public understanding and appreciation of Colorado's water heritage while inspiring personal responsibility and informed discussion concerning the vital challenge confronting the state and region with increasing urgency - forging collaborative solutions for managing this most precious resource for a prosperous and sustainable future.
The Ancient Puebloan cultures and the gold rush origins of Colorado water law to agriculture, dams, diversions, and conservation; the film reveals today's critical need to cross "The Great Divide," replacing conflict with cooperation.
"2040" - Feb. 17
Director Damon Gameau, “embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. 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.”
The film will be followed by a post-film discussion with one of the country's foremost sustainability experts, Angie Fyfe, Executive Director of ICLEI.
A special thanks to the Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee, the Louisville Sustainability Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability for Superior, and the Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability of Broomfield.