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‘Saving Snow’ to be presented in Wabeno

WABENO, Wis. — As part of its Fine Art Series, the Wabeno Area Players will present its first event of the 2020 season, the documentary film “Saving Snow.”

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nancy Volk Auditorium, at Wabeno High School, 4325 N. Branch St. in Wabeno. The event is open and free to the general public.

“Saving Snow” is a feature documentary on how ski towns are coping with warmer winters. It was made to educate audiences about the effects of climate change on the winter economy and build support for mitigation and adaptation efforts across the country.

It is the second film created by independent filmmaker Diogo Castro Freire as part of the Adaptation Now documentary project. He toured the eastern seaboard with his first climate movie, “Facing the Surge,” and is hoping to reach an even broader audience with his new effort.

Learn how climate change is changing Wisconsin — or is it? Leading a discussion and presentation will be Dan Dieterich, an advocate for climate action. He also is co-founder and leader of the 500-member Stevens Point Chapter of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Citizens’ Climate Lobby. CCL has 150,000 members in more than 550 chapters.

He’s also one of two Wisconsin co-coordinators who help guide the activities of the 20 CCL chapters throughout the state.

CCL members are working with members of Congress to pass H.R. 763, the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

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