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APCC & Center for Coastal Studies Present a Film Event -
Climate Change: Think Globally, Act Locally

The purpose of the event is to bring attention to the newly formed Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative whose mission is a Cape-wide campaign to unite the varied expertise and experience of Cape Cod organizations to address the impacts of climate change. The goals of the Collaborative are to assist local organizations in identifying and developing achievable objectives for reducing their carbon footprint; monitor and publicize their progress toward reaching those objectives; develop a set of Cape-wide benchmarks for reducing dependence on fossil fuels; and educate youth about the causes of climate change and generate youth participation in carbon reduction efforts. There are currently 15 members that are a mix of nonprofit organizations and private companies.

Featuring award-winning documentary,
Chasing Ice

Thursday, August 25th
at the Chatham Orpheum Theater, 637 Main Street, Chatham

7:30pm - Meet & Greet
8:00pm - Film followed by discussion

Proceeds support the work of APCC & Center for Coastal Studies
Seating is limited.
Purchase tickets in advance online at ChathamOrpheum.org or at the box office at 637 Main Street, Chatham.

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.