LSSI News & Events


Sustainability Film & Facilitated Discussion Series 2024

Free Films Exploring Sustainability --- Economic, Social and Environmental

Location: G001 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building, Michigan Tech's campus

Date/Time: 7:00-8:30 pm, 3rd Thursday each month from January-May

Cost: FREE. The film series is supported by donations from co-sponsors and participants. Follow link to donate CLICK HERE

For more information or to become a co-sponsor, contact: Alan Turnquist, Director of Sustainability and Resilience, Michigan Technological University
Library, Room 230, or 906-487-2413;
or Joan Chadde at or 906-369-1121

The Sustainability Film Series draws MTU faculty, staff, and students;
area teachers & students; and the local community. The Film Series began in 2011. Films are selected with the goal of sharing relevant information and enhancing the capability of campus and community members to share ideas and make informed sustainable decisions. The Film Series not only provides a platform for promoting greater community awareness, understanding, and activism, but it also connects our local community to the larger global community.

Films focus on a range of topics related to social, economic, and environmental sustainability--water, energy, climate change, agriculture, food, waste, economics, transportation, indigenous peoples, and much more. A person knowledgeable on the topic is invited to facilitate informal discussion with participants.

Community members enjoy refreshments and engaging discussion.

Films may be used for educational purposes at no charge. Films are available for a 2-week checkout for classrooms, meetings, or home viewings. To borrow films visit the Western U.P. STEM Resource Clearinghouse webpage.

The film series is coordinated by the Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability & Resilience. Films are selected by the cosponsors (see below).


Keweenaw Land Trust

Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative

MTU College of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

MTU Department of Civil, Environmental & Geospatial Engineering

MTU Department of Social Sciences

MTU Great Lakes Research Center