Now in its 14th year, the Sustainability Film & Discussion Series continues to bring relevant and provocative films to Michigan Tech’s campus to spur discussion and reflection amongst faculty, staff and students at Michigan Tech, as well as, the entire Keweenaw community. The Series provides a rare opportunity for people of diverse ages, backgrounds and life experiences to engage in meaningful discussion facilitated by a local expert on the topic. Everyone is welcome to attend. The film schedule is shown below.
Time: 7 PM, 3rd Thursday of each month, Jan-May.
Location: Fisher Hall – snacks in lobby, films in Rooms 135 or 138
Cost: Free. Suggested $5 donations are greatly appreciated. Or follow donation link:
2040 – January 18, Fisher 135
This hopeful documentary looks at the effects of climate change and the current technologies that have realistic potential to greatly contribute to reversing climate change by 2040.
The Seeds of Vandana Shiva – February 15, Fisher 138
Explores the interconnectedness of seeds, food, environment, and social justice through the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva.
Going Circular – March 21, Fisher 138
Imagine a future where we mimic the genius of nature—to re-calibrate the way humankind lives, breathes, builds—respecting the limits of our resources and transforming the modern world. The film investigates the concept of circularity, an economic system that eliminates waste and saves the planet’s resources, and offers concrete solutions to move toward a more circular economy.
Climate Sisu – April 18, Fisher 135
Take a journey through Michigan in search of community knowledge about climate action, resilience, adaptation, and education. Climate SISU offers an urgent, yet optimistic call for climate action.
The Engine Inside – May 16, Fisher 138
Follow the lives of six individuals from around the globe who have devoted themselves to a simple, age-old machine – the bicycle. Witness how bicycles have the potential to transform lives and contribute to a better world.
The film series is coordinated by the Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability & Resilience. Cosponsors include Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, Keweenaw Co-op, WUP MiSTEM Network, MTU: Great Lakes Research Center, Department of Social Sciences, Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, College of Forest Resources & Environmental Science, Sustainability Demonstration House, Students for Sustainability House and Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action.