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, as well as K-12 teachers and students, and the
entire Keweenaw community. The film series provides an
opportunity for people of diverse ages, backgrounds and life
experiences to engage in meaningful discussion facilitated
by a local expert on the topic.
Films are shown at 7pm on the 3rd
Thursday of each month, January to May, in Fisher Hall 135
or 138 on main campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Each
film is followed by discussion with refreshments & coffee.
Films are free. The film series is supported by donations
from co-sponsors and participants. A suggested $5 donation
is appreciated or use this link to make a donation: Michigan
Tech Fund Sustainability Film Series. Teachers can earn
SCECHs for attending by contacting Emily Geiger,
Films may be used for educational
purposes at no charge. Films (DVDs) are available for a
2-week checkout for classrooms, meetings, or home viewing.
To borrow films, contact Alan Turnquist
the Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability & Resilience,
Room 230, Van Pelt Library.
CLICK HERE for a list of available films.
2040 - January 18, 2024 - Fisher 135 The film producer, a father, asks 'what will be the legacy
that I leave for my 4-year-old daughter?' This hopeful
documentary looks at the technologies that we already have
that could greatly contribute to reversing climate change by
2040. Refreshments provided by the Keweenaw Unitarian
The Seeds of Vandana
Shiva - February 15, 2024 - 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. Refreshments
provided by the Keweenaw Co-op.
Going Circular -
March 21, 2024 - 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
Climate Sisu - April 18, 2024
- 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, 2024 - 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
The film series is coordinated by the
Michigan Tech Office of Sustainability & Resilience. Film
co-sponsors include: Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Lake Superior Stewardship
Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, WUP MiSTEM
Network, Keweenaw Co-op, MTU: Dept. of Social Sciences and
Civil, Environmental & Geospatial Engineering, Center for
Science & Environmental Outreach, College of Forest
Resources & Environmental Science, Sustainability
Demonstration House, Students for Sustainability, and
Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action.