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A Deeper Shade of Green

CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions are off the charts. Natural disasters are occurring with uncanny frequency. Are all signs pointing to apocalypse? Definitely not, says Portland- based director Matt Briggs in his new movie Deep Green, “We can fix this.”

Brigg’s film, which premieres in Portland Tuesday, June 22, takes us to unlikely corners of the earth to find inspiring solutions to climate change. Jump on subway systems in China, survey wind farms Mongolia, catch a high speed train in France, and visit Dancing Roots Farm in Troutdale (shares still available!). The narratives unearthed in Deep Green compel its audience to action, rather than sit around until Judgment Day.  

Anna Lappé told us earlier this spring that a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions is right at the end of our fork. Examining what we eat, where it comes from and how it is raised, is key to real change.

For a healthy dose of optimism and motivation, check out Deep Green at the Bagdhad Theater through Friday. Watch the trailer below and visit the Deep Green’s website for more details.