Green Film Series: Issues and Dialogue

Dates: 3rd Wednesdays each month, January – May 2019

Location: G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU Forestry Building 

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm; enjoy coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion

Cost:  FREE, $5 suggested donation


 

April 17 – The Permaculture Orchard (90 min.)                                                  

Find out about a more holistic, regenerative approach to food production based on permaculture principles gained over 20 years. Highlights biologist and educator   Stefan Sobkowiak who shares his experience transforming a conventional apple orchard into an abundance of biodiversity that takes care of itself . Learn how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. Discussion Facilitators: Jacob & Ashely Tenharmsel, Owners, North Harvest CSA* Refreshments provided by Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist

 

May 15 – Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (85 min.)

The issue of food waste is presented in light of the statistics: 40% of food produced for  human consumption in the US goes to waste; >90% of this amount will end up in the   landfill, where the waste produces methane gas – a greenhouse gas ; the cost of food waste is $1 trillion annually; and that there is still global hunger.

 

 

Cosponsored by: Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Land Trust,Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Sustainable Futures Institute, and MTU Dept. of Social Sciences

 

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