The Wisdom to Survive

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 6:30 pm


A stirring call-to-arms, this exquisitely-filmed documentary examines the challenges posed by climate change. Thought leaders and activists present how we can
deal with our intense feelings while taking effective action to prepare ourselves, our communities, and our descendants to thrive in a much-changed world.
See the Trailer HERE

Meet the Panelists:

Lisa Goddard

Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia UniversityLisa Goddard Photo

Dr. Lisa Goddard leads IRI’s research to understand and predict climate change. She is also an adjunct associate professor in Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

She is a globally recognized expert on El Niño and La Niña, decadal prediction and near-term climate change and sits on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the U.S. National Academies of Science, as well as four others.

In 2007, she developed PACE, a national post-doctoral program that explicitly links recent climate Ph.D.s with decision making institutions.

Stephen Filler

Chief Legal Officer, VP Business Development at Joule Assets


Stephen is VP Business Development and Chief Legal Officer at Joule Assets, a firm that: invests; creates innovative financial and legal structures; and advocates policies, laws and regulations supporting energy reduction.


Stephen, a former Public Defender, was instrumental in creating the legal framework behind New York State’s Community Choice Aggregation energy policy and co-founded which provides corporate social responsibility ratings of nearly 5,000 companies.



Daniel Martin

Community Facilitator, Sustainability AdvocateDanny Martin

Dr. Daniel Martin offers “community facilitation to help us live together in ways that are truly sustainable.” He was born in Belfast and earned a doctorate in the early days of “deep ecology.” He was ordained as a priest and worked for a number of years in Kenya.

Danny co-founded and has worked as a consultant, offering individual coaching, grassroots community building, and dialogue-based facilitating and training for many organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Heart Association and multiple human service agencies.