“Time is not a luxury we have,” said DiCaprio. “Our natural world is quickly nearing unprecedented, irreversible and catastrophic change that threatens the very future of humankind. I didn’t want the film to scare people, or present them with statistics and facts that they already know, but to focus on what can and must be done immediately so that we can leave our planet a livable home for future generations. We are quickly running out of time.”
Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The World Health Organization says that it is the number one threat to health, as well as the biggest opportunity. We would like to help empower the community to lead change from the bottom up, as well as understanding what can be done from the higher levels of government.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
Hosted by organizers and volunteers from the PIPE UP Network and Force of Nature Alliance.
Featuring special guest speakers:
Fin Donnelly, MP for Coquitlam-Port Moody and founder of the Rivershed Society of BC.
Laura Dupont, Port Coquitlam City Councilor and sponsor of the David Suzuki Right to a Healthy Environment
Dr. Amy Lubik, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and Force of Nature
Ben West, Executive Director, Tanker Free BC