In August of 2011, Tropical Storm Irene ripped through the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, upending lives and communities, and reminding us of the ecological foundation of our economic well-being. Irene was a wake-up call, exposing
vulnerabilities of inland communities and sounding a call to action. In the aftermath of the storm, a group of high school students take us on a journey through the region to meet local leaders and innovators. Cody Bary, Erin Weaver, and Gina Fiorile serve as our guides to understanding both short-term strategies to adapt to extreme weather and long-term solutions to excessive carbon emissions. The Resilient Ones explores the complex social transitions necessary to navigate this new era in human history.
In 2015 “The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes On Climate Change” was nominated for Best Documentary at the New England Emmy Awards and won Best Feature at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.
“The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes On Climate Change” is available for free online viewing below and currently airing on Mountain Lake PBS in New York, Vermont, Quebec, and Ontario. To purchase a DVD and for more information please visit: www.climatechange.mountainlake.org