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On January 16th, 2014 the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is hosting an Eco Night at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village.  The events will start at Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café at 4pm with a selection of $3 Snake River beers for happy hour. All profits from the beer sales will be donated to Hole Food Rescue, a local non-profit started by a Nick Wilson’s employee. Doors to Walk Festival Hall open at 5:30 pm and an unprecedented number of local non-profits will be on hand with information prior to the movie screening of Chasing Ice. Head over to Walk Festival Hall at 5:30 to check out exhibits from local organizations.  At 6:45 there will be a screening of “Chasing Ice” a 2012 documentary film about the efforts of environmental photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey to publicize the effects of climate change.  We hope you will join us for this exciting and educational evening.

Chasing Ice is a 2012 documentary film about the efforts of environmental photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey to publicize the effects of climate change. Balog was initially skeptical about climate change when the issue entered scientific discussion, but after his first trip north, he becomes convinced of the impact that humans have on the planet and becomes committed to bringing the story to the public.  Within months of the first trip to Iceland, Balog initiates The Extreme Ice Survey – an expedition to collect data on the seasonal changes of glaciers. Balog and his team deploy cameras that utilize time-lapse photography across various places in the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s glaciers.  The expedition starts off poorly as the team is plagued by numerous technical problems and camera malfunctions. Meanwhile, due to the extreme physical nature of the expeditions, Balog’s personal health suffers in the form of knee complications.  After making improvements to the equipment, Balog and his team are finally able to collect time-lapse photos that depict the drastic erosion and disappearance of enormous, ancient glaciers.

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Eco Night Exhibitor List: Vertical Harvest, Teton Valley Recycling, Energy Conservation Works, Jackson Hole Eco Fair, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Recycle Old Material, Energy Smart Home Energy Audits, Beyond Green radio show, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, Hole Food Rescue