On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Iniciativa Latina de Salud will host the Climate Stories Film Festival: Our Grain of Sand at the AFI Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring at 6 p.m.
The film festival expands on the county’s Climate Ambassadors Initiative and will feature panel discussions from Climate Ambassadors and partners. County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Evan Glass will also speak at the event.
All of the films and discussions will be in both Spanish and English, according to a press release. Food and drinks will also be provided. Free registration is required and can be found on Eventbrite.
Climate Ambassadors share their personal stories about climate change in the international Climate Stories Project, an educational and creative forum that strives to develop an inclusive, effective movement to combat the climate crisis.
Montgomery County has collected over 100 stories filled with emotion and observation through its ambassadors. The stories encourage community members to make a collective impact in fighting climate change by contributing their “grain of sand.”
Using the festival as momentum, the county plans to consider residents’ concerns, experiences and wisdom while working with the community to create climate change action and solutions together.
.@MontgomeryCoMD presents the Climate Stories Film Festival on February 23 at @AFISilver! All are welcome for this night of films that promote community-based solutions to climate change. https://t.co/yKJNkAFWYX pic.twitter.com/pHG8gi1ZMW
— Silver Spring Urban District (@SilverSpringMD) February 21, 2023