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British Embassy Manila to celebrate Earth Day with film screening

In celebration of Earth Day 2013, the British Embassy and its partners are hosting a private screening of the movie Thin Ice at SM Megamall.

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The British Embassy in partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), New Zealand Embassy, SM Cares and SM Megamall, is participating in the global screening of the film ‘Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science’ through a private showing in SM Megamall on 22 April 2013, Monday at 7:00pm.

Thin Ice is a unique film about climate science made by a scientist. Join geologist Simon Lamb as he takes a journey across the globe, whether it be the polar plateau in Antarctica or a storm on the Southern Ocean, following leading scientists to the ends of the earth as they explain why they think humans are changing the planet’s climate through our emissions of greenhouse gases.

Climate science has come under sustained attack in recent years, so Simon Lamb took his camera to find out what is really going on. For over three years he followed scientists from a wide range of disciplines at work to create an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate which provides a compelling case for rising levels of carbon dioxide as the main cause. His film, Thin Ice, is the culmination of that work.

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to extreme weather events. The country experiences an average of 20 typhoons a year. Almost 80% of disasters which occurred over the past 100 years have been weather-related, with typhoons and floods contributing to the two highest disaster event categories. Climate change is predicted to significantly increase the strength and frequency of such events in addition to putting strain on water resources and agriculture. The film is therefore of huge interest to the people of the Philippines.

The British Embassy Manila and its partners are giving away up to 100 pairs of free movie tickets through an online contest so that the general public will get a chance to join the private screening. Details of the contest are posted in the British Embassy Manila Facebook page and Twitter account(@ukinphilippines).

To join the contest, simply share British Embassy Manila Facebook posts bearing the headline “Thin Ice Movie (Earth Day 2013)”. Contestants may also use their Twitter accounts to re-tweet any messages on @ukinphilippines with the hashtag “#ThinIcePHL”.

It is also encouraging people to view the film for free on 22 and 23 April via www.thiniceclimate.org

Dignitaries to the private screening will be led by British Ambassador Stephen Lillie and officials from the Climate Change Commission, the British Embassy and the New Zealand Embassy. Among those invited are government officials, business leaders and members, civil society representatives and celebrities.

How to join:

On Facebook

  1. To qualify, participants must perform the following steps:
  • Like the British Embassy Manila’s Facebook page

  • Share any British Embassy Manila posts with the headline “Thin Ice Movie (Earth Day 2013)”

On Twitter

  1. To qualify, participants must perform the following steps:
  • Follow British Embassy Manila on Twitter (@ukinphilippines)

  • Retweet any British Embassy Manila tweets with the hashtag, #ThinIcePHL

NOTE:

  • Participants must either have a Facebook/Twitter account to join our online contest.

  • You can share as many Thin Ice Facebook posts or Tweets (1 post/tweet = 1 entry). The more entries you have, the more chances of winning!

  • British Embassy staff are not eligible to join this contest.

We will accept entries until 9am, 19 April, Friday. All eligible entries will be included in the raffle draw.

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on 19 April, Friday at 11am. We request all winners to email their complete name, email and mobile number to ukinthephilippines@yahoo.co.uk by 2:30pm, 19 April, Friday. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the forfeiture of the prize.

Published 17 April 2013