2040 Film

Have you ever wondered what the world could look like in the year 2040? 

The film 2040, follows Damon Gameau as he meets with innovators and changemakers around the world who are addressing the concerns of climate change. He shows us what the world ‘could be’ if we were to embrace the solutions and technology that currently exist. His goal? To shine light on the future that we can build for our children.

Along with our friends at The Playhouse Cinema, we hosted a Q&A with Damon Gameau in conversation with the Centre for Climate Change Management. Check out the recording below to learn more about the film and Damon’s journey. 

2040 Writer and Director, Damon Gameau, discusses his film and the impacts of climate change with Kate Flynn, Acting Director at the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College. 

Other audience questions

We weren't able to make it to all the questions asked by viewers during the live Q&A with Damon Gameau. We were able to follow up with him after our call and hear what he had to say.

  1. Has the schoolboard in Oberlin continued to use its dashboard? Have they seen its benefits spread even further?
    Damon: Yes, it has spread to various schools and they now conduct an ‘Eco Olympics’ between the schools to see who has used the least energy and been the most sustainable.
  2. Are residential solar units able to generate enough electricity to meet what an average household uses?
    Damon: In Bangladesh, it's a small amount, but the new Tesla batteries store 13kw of energy which is about the daily use of a household. With enough panels on the roof this can take a home in Australia ‘off grid’ quite easily. 40,000 of these units have recently been deployed in Adelaide, Australia. It's called a ‘virtual power plant’.
  3. The donut visual was very effective! What do you think is the power of animation in your films?
    Damon: Most people are visual, they can grasp things more easily this way. Animations help to make difficult concepts easier to understand. 

What can you do? 

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Let us help you! 

  1. Take Hamilton’s Community Energy Plan Survey
    Hamilton is currently developing a community-wide energy and emissions reduction plan. Provide your input and share your priorities for low-carbon action.
  2. Write a letter to the Canadian federal government to fight plastic pollution
    The government proposed to ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021. Moving Canada toward zero plastic waste is still possible, but we need to keep the pressure on. Use this form to tell the federal government to act now and end plastic pollution.
  3. Activate your plan
    The folks from the 2040 Film are helping to build a Regeneration Movement. Check out their website to make a plan and learn how you can make a difference!
  4. Brush up on your Hamilton-Burlington climate change facts
    We can all be leaders in climate action. Learn about work going on in the Hamilton and Burlington area that both require and inspire action. 
  5. Sign up for the Sustainability newsletter
    Stay up to date on news, events and programs offered by the Centre for Climate Change Management and Mohawk College Sustainability Office. 


2040 Film 

Learn more about the film 2040, where to watch and resources available


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