Defenders to host screening of 'Tidewater' May 14

 
Submitted by Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County announces the showing of "Tidewater," a film by Roger Sorkin that explores rising sea levels, climate change and the effects on our military.

According to the American Resilience Project's website, "Hampton Roads, Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. With 14 military installations spread across 17 local jurisdictions, it is our highest concentration of military assets in the country, where one in six residents are associated with the military. Their homes, schools, hospitals, and families are increasingly struggling to keep up with the effects of rising waters, and the military and all the surrounding municipalities are working toward solutions in the name of strengthening national security and enhancing economic prosperity."

A discussion will follow the screening.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free to the public, but donations appreciated. The event is co-sponsored with MCC's Sustainability Center and McHenry County Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

The Environmental Defenders helps educate the public on environmental issues through our documentary film evenings organized by the education committee.

For more, visit mcdef.org, citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/IL_McHenry_County/ or www.mchenry.edu/green/.

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