Log In   ·   Become A Member

Renée Scheltema’s "Normal Is Over" Screening In The Hamptons

Nicole Barylski

The Ecological Culture Initiative (ECI) is hosting a special screening of investigative TV- journalist Renée Scheltema's award winning documentary Normal Is Over on Tuesday, February 26.

"Having grown up in Hampton Bays in the 1970's, to now seeing dying trees, mass fish kills, and our sand dunes choked with plastic, I realized what we once considered normal living has changed," Jeff Schultz, Meteorologist and Ecological Culture Initiative Director of Public Relations, relayed. "ECI hopes Normal Is Over will serve as a call to recognize and address the environmental pressures put on our land and waterways."

Normal Is Over takes a look at how civilization has unintentionally harmed our planet through climate change, the disappearance of species, the overuse of vital natural resources, and industrial management of our food production. It explores the economic and financial connections, and also how to fix the situation we've put ourselves in.

The documentary features insight from several prominent experts, including Al Gore, Former Vice President; Professor Lester Brown, Agricultural Economist; Professor Michael Mann, Meteorologist; Professor Naomi Oreskes, History of Science; Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental activist; Charles Eisenstein, Author; Paul Gilding, Social Activist; and many more. It also offers commentary from everyday citizens that focus on subjects such as saving species from extinction, organic agriculture, prohibiting of plastic, renewable energy, and more.

"Smart, different and compelling ... An educational journey about money and the planet we should all go on," Andy Ridley, Co-Founder Earth Hour, and Managing Director, lauded, while Professor Michael Braungart, Co-founder Cradle-2-Cradle, said the film is "A catalyst for changing the world, and a must for every decision maker in this world."

The Normal Is Over screening will take place at the UA Hampton Bays 5 movie theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.20 and must be purchased in advance. The running time is 1 hour and 43 minutes and ECI will hold a post film question and answer session.

"We wish to spark a discussion about the positive, simple changes we can make which are less destructive, and more regenerative, to our environment. After the film screening, ECI will have Q&A to discuss solutions and plans of action," Schultz said.

UA Hampton Bays 5 is located at 119 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. For tickets, or more information, visit eciny.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.

Calissa is Mykonos in the Hamptons.
Our menu focuses on seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze. Our wine list has been awarded The Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and boasts the largest selection of rosé in the Hamptons. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.Our sister restaurants in New York are Amali and Bar Marseille, opening 2020 in the Rockaways. Calissa offers private dining spaces for groups from 10 to 300 people. To plan your next wedding, corporate event or gathering, please email events@calissahamptons.com. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hampton’s for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations. Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.

SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster.
SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster. Her treatments are based on five element acupuncture. She also offers Far Infrared Sauna treatments. PEMF cellular excerise.

Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez.
Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez after she experienced learning English as a second language upon relocating to New York.