2040 Film: Free Virtual Screening
August 18 @ 6:30 pm
Monadnock Food Co-op and Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) will co-host a virtual screening of the documentary film 2040. This film explores what 2040 could look like if nations embraced solutions like regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and climate justice. The film asks viewers to explore “What’s Your 2040?”
The film starts at 6:30 p.m. and a live post-film discussion will follow, with Monadnock Region changemakers in the areas of regenerative agriculture, permaculture, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, equity, social justice, and cooperatives. This event is free, but registration is required.
Food and Farming/Regenerative Agriculture
Moderator: Nikki Kolb of NOFA-NH
- Marty Castriotta: FOCUS: Permaculture
- Farmer/Owner of Village Roots Permaculture Farm, Alstead
- Marty is a farmer and an avid practitioner and teacher of Permaculture principles and techniques.
- Julie Davenson: FOCUS: Regenerative Agriculture
- Executive Director of Stonewall Farm, Keene
- Julie is trained in Holistic Management by the Savory Institute, including at the Africa Center for Holistic Management in Zimbabwe. She uses that knowledge to assist in managing Stonewall Farm’s grazing program.
- Mari Brunner: FOCUS: Renewable Energy
- Planner for City of Keene & Board Member for Monadnock Sustainability Hub
- In her role as a planner for the City, Mari works with the Energy and Climate Committee to identify tools and strategies to transition the Keene community to 100% renewable energy. She is also an active board member of the Monadnock Sustainability Hub, a nonprofit that collaborates with Monadnock Region communities on renewable energy and other climate solutions.
- Todd Horner: FOCUS: Active and Sustainable Transportation
- Planner at Southwest Region Planning Commission
- Todd is a community planner passionate about developing transportation options that protect our climate, promote equity and economic opportunity, and help build strong communities. He’s an avid cyclist and a member of the City of Keene’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway Advisory Committee.
- Dori Drachman: FOCUS: Climate Change Solutions
- Board Member for Monadnock Sustainability Hub
- Dori spent most of her career as an educator. She helped re-start the Peterborough Energy Committee, a founding member of the Monadnock Energy Hub. She is also leading a campaign in Peterborough to transition the entire town to 100% renewable energy.
- John Kondos: FOCUS: Climate Change Solutions
- Founding Board Member for Monadnock Sustainability Hub
- John began and ended his career in the solar industry. He is committed to working on solutions to climate change through energy conservation, renewable energy, and land stewardship.
Equity and Social Justice/Cooperatives
Moderator – TBA
- Dottie Morris: FOCUS: Social Justice
- Chief Officer of Diversity and Multiculturalism at Keene State College and Co-Chair of City of Keene’s Racial Justice Committee
- For years, Dottie has worked with undergraduate and graduate students in the capacity of counselor, teacher, academic advisor, and advisor of student groups. She is a member of the KSC President’s Cabinet, providing support and direction to fulfill the college’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
- Bonnie Hudspeth: FOCUS: Cooperative Ownership
- Co-operative Development at Neighboring Food Co-op Association
- Bonnie helped organize and launch the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene and now works to advance a vision of a thriving co-operative economy, rooted in a healthy, just, and sustainable food system and collaboration among co-ops through the Neighboring Food Co-op Association.
This community screening coincides with NH Eats Local Month, a month-long celebration of local food and New Hampshire farmers and food producers. Increased consumption of local food boosts the health of the economy, communities, and environment: nheatslocal.com.
“A dose of inspiration and optimism is just what we need right now, and 2040 offers plenty of both,” said MONIFF Board Chair, Deirdre Fitzgerald. “It’s the perfect film to celebrate NH Eats Local Month. Eating local strengthens our communities, nourishes our bodies, and sustains a healthy planet. This documentary shows how, through the power of community, we may already have what we need to tackle climate change head-on.”
Thank you to our event partners:
- Cheshire County Conservation District
- City of Keene Energy and Climate Committee
- Community Garden Connections
- Elm City Compost
- Green Energy Options
- Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition
- Monadnock Sustainability Hub
- Neighboring Food Co-op Association
- New Hampshire Food Alliance
- Stonewall Farm
- The Local Crowd Monadnock
- The Sustainability Project
- Village Roots Permaculture
- W.S. Badger Company
Businesses or organizations interested in event partnership may contact Jen Risley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-283-5401.
Award-winning director Damon Gameau (embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if people embraced the best solutions already available to improve the planet. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Gameau creates a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.