2012 Sustainability Film Series

The sustainability film series enters the third year with films that focus on environmental and economic issues and social justice.  Each month during the spring semester a feature length film is shown in Greer Auditorium. 

Department of Geology LogoAll films begin at 7PM and are free.  A 30-minute panel discussion will follow.

The series is hosted by Appalachian's Office of Sustainability and Department of Geology. For additional information about the film series, contact Brian Zimmer in the Department of Geology at zimmerbw@appstate.edu. 

Sponsors of this year’s film series are Sustainable Development, Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), Belk Library, ASU Renewable Energy Initiative and the ASU Energy Center. 'Thank you' to the series generous sponsors.

The film series schedule is as follows:



Tuesday, Jan. 24, “Addicted to Plastic” is “a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.”

Trailer URL http://youtu.be/B_rS1WJL6so

Sponsored by APPS and Belk Library



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 Economics of Happiness flier

Tuesday, Feb. 21, “Economics of Happiness” discusses a world of duality where big business and government are at odds with people all around the world demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance.  This film documents communities coming together to create a new paradigm of localization.

Trailer URL http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/

Sponsored by Sustainable Development



     

 

 Tuesday, Mar. 20, “The Last Mountain” is a film about the ongoing battle between the need to balance America’s energy needs with the environmental and social effects on communities in West Virginia.

Trailer URL http://thelastmountainmovie.com/

Sponsored by the ASU Renewable Energy Initiative and Belk Library

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Tuesday, Apr. 17, “Wasteland” follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys through Brazil and the world’s largest landfill near Rio de Janeiro.  Muniz recreates images of the city’s trash pickers, “catadores,” using trash as one of his mediums.  It becomes a mission to help the catadores transform their lives through art and the re-imagination of their lives.

Trailer URL www.wastelandmovie.com/

Sponsored by the ASU Energy Center



 

The series is hosted by Appalachian’s Office of Sustainability and Department of Geology. For additional information about the film series, contact Brian Zimmer in the Department of Geology at zimmerbw@appstate.edu.