Films shown on the third Thursday of each month.
G002 Hesterberg Hall, U. J. Noblet Forestry Building
Hometown Habitat (2016) January 19
Come watch Catherine Zimmerman’s journey traveling around the U.S. visiting hometown habitat heroes and filming their stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. (90 min.) Facilitated discussion led by Catherine Zimmerman and Marcia Goodrich.
Sacred Cow (2020) February 16
“The case for (better) meat.” Sacred Cow probes the fundamental moral, environmental and nutritional quandaries we face in raising and eating animals, with a lens focused on the cow. (80 min.) Facilitated by Alan Turnquist, Director of Sustainability and Resilience at MTU.
Dark Waters (2019) March 16
This drama/thriller film follows the story of a corporate defense attorney who takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company, exposing a lengthy history of pollution. (120 min.) Facilitated by MTU PhD student, Rose Turner.
The Plastic Problem (2019) April 20
“By 2050 the oceans will hold more plastic than fish.” PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction. (54 min.) Facilitated discussion by Dave Shonnard and Brianna Tucker, owner of sustainable refillery Refill the UP.
Gather (2020) May 18
Native Americans on the front lines of a growing movement reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. (75 min.) Facilitated by Valoree Gagnon and Evelyn Ravindran (invited).
FREE. $5 suggested donation per film to support the Sustainability Film Series is appreciated. Make donation online or in-person at the film showing
Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability and Resilience, Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, MTU College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, MTU Department of Social Sciences Sustainability Science Program, MTU Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, Sustainability Demonstration House, MI Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Students for Sustainability, and Refill UP.