The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change

A New PBS Documentary

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

An Interview with Bright Blue Producer Vic Guadagno