LONG ISLAND CITY — A free film screening series coming to Queens this month is looking to spark a neighborhood discussion about environmental sustainability, its organizer said.
Dan Miner, who previous worked for business advocacy group Long Island City Partnership, is organizing the events through green volunteer groups Resilience NYC and Beyond Oil NYC, with the goal of starting a community conversation about how New York can deal with climate change and other environmental threats.
"Raising public awareness about our environmental, energy and economic challenges can tap into the creativity of New Yorkers," he said in a statement announcing the series. "We need to get the business community and civic groups talking about this."
The screenings will take place Sept. 16, 23 and 30 at eco-friendly Long Island City cafe Coffeed, which is known for using locally sourced ingredients and composting its food waste and will provide free coffee and pastries for attendees.
The films shown will explore fossil fuel consumption, climate change and other environmental topics, and will be followed by a discussion among audience members about how these issues affect their New York City neighborhoods.
More information and a full description of the films being screened can be found here.