Where can East & West, Republicans & Democrats, find the common ground needed to address climate change? How can industry and environmentalists work hand in hand? And how can local economies find opportunity in a lower emissions future?
Other Side of the Hill explores the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon – as seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground. From innovative timber operations to large-scale solar, this film amplifies the voices of rural communities often left unheard, and shines a light on stories of progress and hope. In a time of perceived cultural divide between rural and urban, left and right, young and old, we discover common ground in an urgency to address a changing landscape.
Join us as we watch this film and discuss how we in Deschutes County can find a future for clean energy. We’ll be joined by Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Chang to kick off the event and Nick Johnson and Jim Walls, two of the featured leaders in the film, will join us for a panel discussion following the film screening.