On February 19, 2017, Long Beach 350 was asked by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust to participate in an event screening of the movie Damnation. It was a tabling event, which allowed us to provide information about our local Long Beach 350 group and offer opportunities for the public to learn how to get involved.
It was an ideal occasion to meet up with fellow club members to discuss environmental issues with the public at the Sustainable Sunday Cinema event screening of the film. Attendees could feel the positive energy of the collective group of people who were interested in sustainability and topics regarding our effect on the planet, due to a multitude of various issues. People came together sharing their unique passions for the preservation and protection of the environment, while hoping to absorb new information and listening openly to the ideas of fellow community members.
The Sustainable Sunday Cinema event allowed us to share ideas and concerns for current environmental issues, and to make connections with others who shared a similar passion. Those of us in attendance witnessed an outpouring of support from the local community and were inspired to do our part. Although events like these last just for a day, the rippling effects of experiencing this type of opportunity can last a lifetime. We become more empowered to share what we have learned with others outside of our usual comfort zones, and therefore we all grow.
By Kevan Velazquez