Lakehead University presents a screening of The Carbon Rush and Q&A with director Amy Miller

March 25, 2019 – Orillia, ON

Join Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities (RCSC) for a screening of the documentary The Carbon Rush on Thursday, March 28 at 5:45 p.m. in room 2018, at the Orillia campus. A Q&A with director Amy Miller will follow the screening.

From indigenous rainforest dwellers having their way of life completely threatened, to dozens of Campesinos assassinated, to the livelihood of waste pickers at landfills taken away, The Carbon Rush travels across four continents and brings us up close to projects working through the United Nations, Kyoto Protocol designed Clean Development Mechanism. This groundbreaking documentary feature asks the fundamental questions “What happens when we manipulate markets to solve the climate crisis? Who stands to gain and who stands to suffer?”

Directed and produced by Amy Miller and co-produced by Bryon A. Martin, The Carbon Rush was released in 2012.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean’s 2019 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities and in 2018 Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the fourth consecutive year. Visit