Chicago Climate Action Plan Team to Host Carbon Nation Celebration at Millennium Park

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Tuesday, August 10
Live Entertainment at 7pm, Film Screening at 8pm


Event to feature green carpet, live performances, celebrity appearances and the screening of Carbon Nation
Carbon Nation, Chicago Climate Action Plan team, Broadway In Chicago, and others come together
to celebrate the power of climate change solutions

The Chicago Climate Action Plan Team will host a Carbon Nation Celebration to celebrate the power of every-day climate change solutions for families, businesses and citizens.  The event will include:
Performances by comedian Hal Sparks and the Happiness Club
Family activities from Shrek The Musical
Celebrity appearances on the green carpet by the star of Shrek the Musical from Broadway in Chicago
Inspirational speeches from the Chicago Department of Environment and director of Carbon Nation
The world premiere and free screening of Carbon Nation

Open to the public for free; celebrity attendees include:
Mayor Daley--invited
Bill Kurtis, acclaimed documentary host and producer
Hal Sparks, actor and comedian
Suzanne Malec-McKenna, commissioner, Chicago Department of Environment
Peter Byck, director and producer of Carbon Nation
Star of Broadway in Chicago’s SHREK THE MUSICAL
The Happiness Club
Attendees also include those featured in the film:
Van Jones - Founder "Green For All" - Green Jobs Activist
Bernie Karl - "Crazy Alaskan" Geothermal Pioneer
Cliff Etheredge - West Texas Cotton Farmer turned Wind Farm Organizer
David Etheredge - Son of Cliff and Partner in Wind Farm
Dan Nolan - US Army Col. Retired
Art Rosenfeld - Energy Efficiency Pioneer and Retired Commissioner of the California Energy Commission
Michael Dunham -  from JACO - "Fridge Guy"
Sean Casten - Recycled Energy Development
Local Climate Action Heroes include:
Sharon Pincham - Chicago Conservation Corps
Bernarda Lo Wong - Chinese American Service League, Inc.
Ben Lau - Chinese American Service League, Inc.
Dana McKenzie Lee - Recycling Block Captain
Ernest Sanders & Students - Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation's Litter Free Zone
Amy Houston Catani - Broadway in Chicago
Tuesday, August 10, 2010: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
7:00-8:00 p.m.: Performances, music, fun activities and speeches
8:00-10:00 p.m.: Screening of Carbon Nation

Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave and Columbus Ave                  

This event is to celebrate the city’s commitment to environmental leadership and tackling climate change.  In 2008, the city launched the Chicago Climate Action Plan which focuses on five major strategies—from energy efficient buildings and renewable energy to transportation, waste pollution and adaptation—to reduce Chicago’s greenhouse emissions 25 percent by 2020.


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