If you’ve been around a while, you know that I am passionate about feeding both my mind and body with positive, enriching, valuable things. Usually, I am all about the books and podcasts, but in the spirit and search of self-care, I have been considering watching documentaries as well! This week, I’m giving you An Inconvenient Sequel review, which is the sequel (obviously) to Al Gore’s award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth*.
To be honest, I still haven’t seen An Inconvenient Truth. I plan to watch it this weekend, though, so I should be able to report on it soon! You may be wondering why I would see the sequel before the first movie, and the reason for that is that I won my tickets, which makes it even more exciting!
As you can see, all I had to do was leave a comment about how I choose to #BeInconvenient! You already know that sustainability is a huge passion of mine, so it was almost hard to just choose one way, but I know I need to step it up, too!
The way I chose to comment (in case you can’t see it in the comments above) was by bringing my own stainless steel straws* when I eat in restaurants. I also usually bring my own cup to Starbucks for tea. One of the ways I want to step it up is by bringing my own “silver”ware to restaurants that give the plastic kind (which usually for me is just the Whole Foods salad/hot bar!
Anyway, I suppose I should actually give An Inconvenient Sequel review, right? First of all, if you want to go see it in the theater, but haven’t yet because you want to see An Inconvenient Truth first, go see it. You don’t really need to see the first one first, as An Inconvenient Sequel stands on its own just fine.
I can’t exactly say I enjoyed it, as you can see here:
Saw #AnInconvenientSequel tonight. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, and I plan to blog about it tomorrow, but I will say that it ended with both hope, and with this quote. While it is a shame that these things need to be thought of as requiring hope, I believe what Dr. King said back at Selma to be true. I believe it to be true in terms of climate change and in terms of civil rights in the current Trump era and beyond. If he won’t lead, we have to! 💜♻️
As mentioned, there were a lot of ups and downs in the film. I honestly think both were good – the ups were victories in terms of climate change, like getting India to adopt solar power in their developing areas at the Paris Accord.
The downs were good, because they were a great “wake up call” to make sure to be cognizant of the true issues regarding climate change, and how the decisions we’re making have a huge impact on the earth – literally. I have truly been inspired by this movie, and hope to get involved in some organizations when I move down to LA to make a difference in this horrible issue. I want to learn how to get a green circle pin and take part in one of Mr. Gore’s trainings!
By the way, if you’re looking for another way to feed your mind with something good, please check out the Personal Development Book Club I started! The members are just now ordering their books, so it’s not too late! Click here to get the information. Since I wrote the post, we selected “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” which was a recommendation from Neda Stevic, one of my podcast guests!
Not sure how this will apply to the MASSIVE F*ck I give about the environment, but I am sure that there will be lots of value!
Back to the topic at hand, I strongly recommend An Inconvenient Sequel, hope you enjoyed my An Inconvenient Sequel review, and recommend taking action even more! So, how do you #BeInconvenient? Comment below!
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