You might have landed here from a listing on the Tomorrow website for a screening at Passive House Center. You might have been invited by a friend. However you got here, we’re glad you made it! While the average foursevenfive.com visitor is used to coming to this site to use 475 as a resource for European knowledge and materials (adapted to the US market) for creating high performance, Passive House, low carbon and carbon positive buildings, this might be your first time on our website. If that’s the case, you might be interested in knowing just what we’re all about!
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Whether you’re a seasoned 475 connoisseur or new to the world of healthy, efficient, high performance buildings, we trust you agree that solutions to the climate crisis are desperately needed – not at some point, but right now. That’s why we’re getting involved with the people behind a wonderful film about just that.
Join us on August 14, 2017 at 7pm at our headquarters in Brooklyn, NY for a chance to see another European import – this time in the form of a film from directors Melanie Laurent and Cyril Dion. Never heard of the film “Tomorrow” before? We hadn’t either. See more below:
TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.
TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.
TODAY, we need a new direction, objective… A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road…
TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
We wanted to show how local initiatives, strong communities and creativity could start a movement able to change our energetic, economic and democratic systems.
A community screening sits perfectly with the spirit of the film. Everywhere it has been screened, Tomorrow has created great enthusiasm and led to many actions. In France, 1.5 million people went to see it in mainstream cinemas across the country and hundreds of initiatives have been taken since then by citizens, business holders or local political leaders such as community gardens, local currencies, renewable energy projects, collective composting, zero waste groceries…The same things happened in Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada where the movie was, proportionally, even more successful.
Moreover, the movie strived to contribute to change the vision of what the future could be. It has been screened in the European Parliament in Brussels, at COP21 in Paris, in the UN in Geneva and NYC where Special Advisor of Ban Ki-moon, David Navarro, said Tomorrow should be part of the training of every political leader on the planet. Around 200,000 high school students went to see the film with their teachers in France, Belgium and Switzerland. And it might have contributed to some measurable societal influence.
We need to find new paths leading to common prosperity and resilience. This movie is not claiming to have all the answers, but it definitely shows some great people inventing and trying to start the movement. I hope these stories of the future will make you feel powerful and passionate about what you can do in your own life, job, community, neighborhood, to give purpose and meaning to your actions.By doing what we love and what we are gifted for, I have confidence that we can be happy and useful at the same time. To me, it is the start of a revolution.