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Climate Crossroads Series presents ‘Earth to America’

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO, Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE – The Climate Crossroads Series, a weekly film and discussion that focuses on solutions to climate change, continues on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge with a showing of “Earth to America,” a comedy featuring Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Tom Hanks.The film “Earth to America,” presents a humorous look at life on Earth while taking aim at global warming. The film is for mature audiences only as it contains some sexual content and swearing.Each film in the series is paired with a small step and a bigger step. For this lighter film, the Cool Winter Coalition is asking viewers to drink a New Belgium Beer, recognizing the Colorado brewery’s commitment to sustainability and the importance of supporting companies that take a proactive approach to environmental protection. The bigger step is to gather with some friends, drink some more New Belgium Beer, and talk about climate change.The Cool Winter Coalition is a consortium of local nonprofits, including the Blue River Group of the Sierra Club, the High Country Conservation Center, the Continental Divide Land Trust, the Blue River Watershed Group, and the Keystone Science Center.

“The Cool Winter Coalition has two goals,” said High Country Conservation Center Director Carly Wier. “First, to encourage all four towns and the county to sign onto the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Plan (which Frisco already has), and second to provide solutions and actions that everyone can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”Future topics include transportation on Monday, April 2 at the Frisco Recreation Building with “SUV City” and “French Fries to Go,” a look at Colorado’s energy future on April 10 at the Speakeasy with “Energy Crossroads,” and a presentation about our local wildlife and the potential impacts of climate change on Thursday, April 19 at the Frisco Recreation Building.The Climate Crossroads Series ends on Sunday, April 22 with a celebration of Earth Day at the Frisco Recreation Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703.

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