Last week’s mini-screening and presentation at Pitt went very well! It seems that each time we have a presentation these days the buzz is building for the film and project, translating into more and more local action around a variety of environmental causes.
At the beginning of the event, as over 100 attendees filed into the auditorium, various student and community groups got up on stage to introduce themselves and the work to which they’re dedicated. Free the Earth, PSEC, Transition Pittsburgh, a new student peak oil group, and Greenpeace, to name a few, leveraged the YERT gathering to connect with the community.
We then screened a mini cut from the YERT feature film, followed by an extensive discussion with the audience for nearly two hours. Questions from the evening ranged from “how can you live your passion AND pay off student loans?” (live with friends and family to save money, shop at thrift stores, and MUCH more…) all the way to “What was your favorite state?” (VT).
We have lots of YERT events coming up, and MANY more in the pipeline that we have yet to announce. We would love to visit and help you kick-start local environmental action in your area. Check out our handy calendar here: http://yert.com/screenings.php and click on this link there to request an event in your area!