Day: January 12, 2017

2017 Green Film for January 19: After Coal and Half Life

2017 Green Film Series Schedule

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FREE films promoting sustainability & environmental awareness!

Enjoy refreshments and facilitated discussion
Bring Your Own Mug!

The films begin at 7 p.m. with a discussion facilitated by Roman Sidortsov (SS) to follow. Coffee and dessert will be served.

There is no admission but a $3 donation is suggested.

Thursday, January 19 @ 7:00 PM, Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building
After Coal

After Coal (60 min)

Describes building a new future in the coalfields of central Appalachia and Wales. Welsh coalfields were shut down in the 1980s, eliminating more than 20,000 jobs while Appalachian coalfields lost 20,000+ jobs from 1994 -2014. Both regions have survived disasters associated with mining production & waste disposal, and each has explored strategies for remembering the past while looking to the future. What lessons does this film have for us?
Half Life

Half Life (12 min)

Describes the Ute tribe’s concern that toxic and radioactive contamination from the White Mesa Mill in SE Utah threatens their water supply and way of life. Why is this a common outcome of so many mines and/or mineral processing facilities? How can we change the ending?

Facilitator: Roman Sidortsov, Energy Policy, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech
His research focuses on legal and policy issues related to the development of sustainable energy systems, energy security and justice, comparative and international energy law and policy, energy geopolitics, risk governance, and Arctic oil and gas.

2017 Green Film Series Schedule

Green Film Series: Issues & Dialogue ~ (mostly) 3rd Thursdays, January – May 2017

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm; enjoy coffee, dessert and facilitated discussion
Location: G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Bldg. (all films)
Cost: FREE, $3 suggested donation

FREE films promoting sustainability & environmental awareness!

Green Film Series Schedule

January 19: After Coal and Half Life

February 16: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

March 2: Death By Design – The Dirty Story of Our Digital Addiction

March 23: Last Call at the Oasis (World Water Day Film)

A 2012 documentary on the world’s water crisis, the film sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill effects and introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutionary solutions.

Monday, April 17: The Messenger

Based upon the award‐winning book, Silence of the Songbirds, by Stutchbury, The Messenger is an investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion, and the people who are working to turn the tide. The film takes viewers on a visually stunning, emotional journey revealing how issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet.

May 11: Inhabit

Explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called ‘Permaculture’. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. (93 min.)

Coffee, Tea & Refreshments

The Green Film Series is co-sponsored by:

Lake Superior Stewardship InitiativeKeweenaw Land TrustGreat Lakes Research CenterKeweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Coordinated by:

Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental EducationCenter for Science and Environmental Outreach