Future or No Future? Discussion
Ever wonder what actually happens each year at COP in Glasgow? How much would switching to electric cars actually make a difference in securing a safe climate future for all? This game, hosted by Climate Interactive will help you develop strategies to address climate change via interactive testing of the cutting-edge simulation model En-ROADS. Scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.
Climate Action at Work with Ali Weinstein
How can you bring together climate action and your career aspirations? We learnt from professionals who are doing the work to combat climate change...at work! Breakout session with Ali Weinstein - TV Writer & Creative Director of HCS '21 Ali Weinstein is a queer screenwriter and activist, the Creative Director of this year's Hollywood Climate Summit, and most recently was the Writer's Assistant on NBC's "Law & Order: For the Defense". Formerly, she was the Writer’s Assistant on CBS Studios/Netflix’s yet to be announced, “Glamorous". Ali graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2017 with a BA concentrating in theatre, screenwriting, and psychology. She writes dark dramedies and grounded sci-fi from intersectional perspectives. Her feature, “Desenescence,” was a 2019 Cinequest Top 10 Finalist. Ali previously worked in development at Damon Wayans Jr.’s Two Shakes Entertainment, where she’s currently helping develop a pilot. Before that, she worked in development and acquisitions at Starz, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, and Stay Gold features. In her pretend spare time, she is the Co-President of the JHRTS Board and the Co-Chair of the Young Entertainment Activists Junior Board Climate Committee. Ultimately, Ali is committed to using her writing to help solve the climate crisis and to process her acquired trauma from twelve years as a competitive figure skater--ideally at the same time.
Climate Action at Work with Lena Welch
How can you bring together climate action and your career aspirations? We learnt from professionals who are doing the work to combat climate change...at work! Breakout session with Lena Welch - Regional Sustainability Advisor, Green Spark Group Lena Welch’s journey in sustainable productions started in the world of commercial production where she became well-versed in the process of prepping, executing, and wrapping projects while also having her eyes opened to the significant impact of those productions on the local community and world at large. Transitioning into a Sustainability Steward in the world of television, she learned the technicalities and psychology of enforcing improved waste and hydration practices on Lucasfilm’s stages, backlots, and on location while knowing that much more impactful change was desperately needed. Working with Green Spark Group as a Sustainability Consultant has given her more agency to engage every department involved in the television production process to make a more significant impact from the inside out. Her role in consulting on HBO projects has not only resulted in reduced emissions, fuel use, and material waste but also a shift in culture that allows every department to improve effortlessly. In her newest role as one of Netflix's Regional Sustainability Advisors she will be responsible for kicking off their innovative Netzero + Nature initiative in Los Angeles.