On the 13 September 2017 GREEN HOME had the pleasure of sponsoring the premier of An Inconvenient Sequel alongside other GREEN veterans – The African Climate Reality Project, Backsberg Wines, Food Lovers Market and Ster-Kinekor Theatres as well as Farmer’s Weekly and United International Pictures.
A decade ago, former US Vice President Al Gore captured the attention of the world with his film, An Inconvenient Truth. The follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, has begun screening across the globe and at home in South Africa.
The African Climate Reality Project, a branch of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, hosted premieres of the sequel in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Highlighting the need our nation has to move towards responsible consumerism.
The film follows progress and setbacks that have occurred in dealing with climate change since the original film premiered in 2006. South Africa’s Climate Change Report – reported and acknowledged the impacts felt by the region thus far, including drastic weather changes in Western Cape and Johannesburg as well as other areas like the Karoo.
As the Earth stands on the verge of critical tipping points of irremediable change, the documentary goes beyond the horrors of the ice caps melting to show Al Gore efforts in rallying an army of climate leaders to spread the message and negotiate compromises that result in new policies and solutions, particularly for the vulnerable lower and middle-income countries. These areas are less able to deal with waste management and often have underfunded change mechanisms – leaving them dependent on the big mass producers of fossil dependent solutions which actively harm our environment.
The film follows him behind the scenes as he pursues the inspirational idea that, while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Following GREEN HOME’s initiatives throughout Africa – introducing renewable and sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic packaging solutions. Solutions that don’t outlive yourself, and are not made from fossil-fuel based materials like that of the plastic bag – which is made from petroleum oil.
At GREEN HOME we’ve introduced and pioneered the industry of food packaging made from plants, offering food sellers the option to divest from fossil fuels in their daily operations.
All sponsors were in attendance as well as government representatives, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, academics and advocates for environmental transformation and mitigation of climate change.
In Jozi – the Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga – widely acclaimed for his wins in the war against corruption, crime and his green initiatives and other speakers recognised the impact of greenhouse emissions on South Africa’s climate and habitats and echoed their support for urgent transformation of the nation’s energy sources into renewables, conservation of forests and carbon sinks, and decarbonisation of transport and other infrastructure.
The film releases on the 6th October 2017, and we would highly recommend you go out and see it!
The message is simple – we must fight like our world depends on it, because it does.