Living in the Future’s Past Online Screening and Q&A

2020-08-25T21:13:49-07:00July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Thank you so much for participating in the Living in the Future’s Past online Film Screening and Q & A presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works.

Over 370 viewers tuned in to watch the virtual screening and Q&A and left comments such as “An inspiring film”, “It was a beautiful film” and “Thought provoking.”

We had a wonderful Q&A with Susan Kucera. Susan is an acclaimed director, cinematographer and producer. She is recognized by the United Nations as a recipient of the Gold World Medal for her work on climate change and sustainability. Her fifth film, Living in the Future’s Past is a collaboration with Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.

The Q&A was led by Nurit Katz, Nurit is UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, she is working to foster partnerships among academic, research, and operational departments to facilitate creating a world class living laboratory for sustainability at UCLA. Nurit also served as Executive Officer for UCLA Facilities Management for five years. She is an Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Sustainability Certificate Program. Nurit holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Master’s in Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and a BA in Environmental Education from Humboldt State University.

Please fill out the survey HERE. If you fill out the Survey by Tuesday, July 14th and reside in the US you will be entered into our prize drawing!

The film’s website is

Download the film’s Study Guide HERE

The film is available to watch for free on Hoopla and Kanopy if you have a library card

If you missed the event or want to watch it again, please reach out to

As always, our goal is to educate and follow that education up with action. Here are the action items we offered at the film screening. Please make a commitment to do something and share it with us; Post on Sustainable Works Facebook Wall, Tweet with our handle @sustainablework, connect at #sustainablesm or send us an email Please also continue to create a vision for the kind of world you want for ourselves, our families and our planet.

Take Action

1. Consume less, don’t confuse ‘want’ with ‘need’
2. Get involved in the policy-making process
3. Volunteer with or join the local chapter of an environmental organization
4. Drive less; walk or ride a bike, carpool and use public transportation
5. Choose electric or hybrid vehicles instead of gas
6. Choose 100% renewable energy
7. Switch your bulbs to more energy efficient LEDs
8. Eat locally produced and organic food
9. Reduce consumption of meat and dairy
10. Reduce plastic use, say no to disposables, yes to reusables
11. Buy more items in bulk

Leave A Comment