09 Jul '18, 2pm

'Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary' (review)

'Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary' (review)

A follow-up to the book by the same name, this intriguing film shows how one American family has weaned itself off fossil fuels. A year ago, I read Peter Kalmus' inspiring book , "Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution" (New Society Publishers, 2017). The book explains how Peter, his wife Sharon, and two kids reduced their carbon emissions by more than a factor of ten between 2010 and 2014, going from emitting an estimated 20 tonnes annually to 2 tonnes. They did so by riding bikes, driving an old waste vegetable oil-powered car, ditching air travel, growing their own food, becoming vegetarian, and more. Now the book has been turned into an hour-long documentary film, titled "Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary ." Directed by Mary Grandelis and Dave Davis, the film re-tells Kalmus' story through film, allowing viewers to see exactly what...

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