Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative plans Earth Day events

PLYMOUTH — Following up on the academy award nominated documentary Chasing Ice, the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative and Plymouth State University's Office of Environmental Sustainability and Department of Environmental Science and Policy are coming together, along with thousands of other partners across the country, to be part of the 350 Movement.
On Sunday, April 21 from 6:30-9 p.m. (film starts 7 p.m.) the premier of the film "Do The Math" will take place at Plymouth State University's Boyd Hall Room 144 followed by a national live-streamed panel discussion.
The widely acclaimed film "Do The Math" takes participants on a journey from the global issues facing our world to the encouraging, grass-roots movement that is taking on the fossil fuel industry directly.
Bill McKibben, one of the leading environmentalists of our day and founder of, makes the case for simple arithmetic: "Carbon in the atmosphere greater than 350 parts per million is not compatible with life on Earth. Today the atmosphere is 395 parts per million."
The national live discussion that follows the film will consist of many of today's leading environmental activists, and will lead those involved in a robust dialogue surrounding the growing movement of those taking on the fossil fuel industry.
On Monday, April 22 there will be an Earth Day Environmental Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the bricks just outside the Hartman Union Building on the PSU campus in Plymouth. In case of inclement weather it will be inside the student union.