St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Council Chair Darden Rice and Sustainability & Resiliency Manager Sharon Wright are distributing a limited number of free tickets to a screening of the upcoming film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.”
The film, which screens Thursday evening, is a sequel to the 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film again features former Vice-President Al Gore discussing the dangers that climate change presents for the world today and in the coming years and decades.
“Climate change is a front and center issue for us in St. Petersburg and we’ve made important strides preparing for its impact,” said Kriseman in a statement released by the city on Wednesday. “Both ‘Inconvenient’ films help to educate and inspire our citizenry, and move us closer to a clean energy future.”
Kriseman is involved in an intense battle to win reelection this year, and he’s using his stewardship of the environment as a key difference between himself and former Mayor Rick Baker. In the news release accompanying the information about the ticket giveaway, Kriseman notes how the city has become the first local government to sign on to pledge (in conjunction with the Sierra Club) to have the city rely one hundred percent on clean energy sources sometime in the foreseeable future. He also notes how the city has agreed to achieve that by implementing an Integrated Sustainability Action Plan.
Kriseman, Rice and Wright will distribute the tickets in City Hall Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The tickets are for a screening at the Westshore Cinema in Tampa on Thursday, July 20.