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Green Film Series kicks off: 3rd Thursdays, January-June 2012
First film is Jan. 19, The Economics of Happiness. A documentary that examines how ‘going local’ is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world –ecosystems, societies and ourselves. (65 min.) Discussion facilitator: Dr. Daya Muralidharan, MTU School of Business and Economics

February 16 Addicted to Plastic - Reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions. (85 min.) Discussion facilitator: Dr. Judith Perlinger, MTU Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

March 15 Blue Gold: World Water Wars - This award winning documentary posits that we’re moving closer to a world in which water –a seemingly plentiful natural resource—could actually incite war. (90 min.) Discussion facilitator: Dr. Alex Mayer, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society

April 19 Carbon Nation - A documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS.(82 min.) Discussion facilitator: Dr. Sarah Green, MTU Dept. of Chemistry

May 17 Food - is a local issue, a global issue, and a development, health, political and economic issue. How can we design a food system that ensures health, accessibility and affordability for everyone? (49 min.) Discussion facilitator: Sara Salo, School Food Tour

June 21 Into Eternity - explores the mind –boggling scientific and philosophical questions that long-term nuclear waste storage poses. (58 min.) Discussion facilitator: Dr. Wayne Pennington, Dept. of Geological Sciences & Engineering

Location: G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Bldg.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, includes coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion

Cost: FREE; $3 suggested donation

Credit: Teachers may earn 0.6 SB-CEUs for attending 4 films


 
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