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2013 Sustainability Film Series
The fourth annual Sustainability Film Series continues January 29 with films focusing on issues relating to sustainability. The Department of Geology, Belk Library, Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), and the Office of Sustainability sponsor the series. 'Thank you' to the series' generous sponsors.
All screenings will be held in Greer Auditorium at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
The spring Sustainability Film Series is designed to raise awareness of current environmental issues and help provide solutions. Each film will be followed by a panel discussion with local activists, community leaders, academics and students who will answer questions and discuss ways of personally getting involved on local, national and international levels.
The film series schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 29, “Switch”, awarded Winner Best of the Fest in the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, follows energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker who explores the world's energy sources - coal to solar, oil to biofuels - to get answers from national and international leaders of government, industry and academia. On a mission "to discover a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic." Taken from the film's website, "Switch is the first truly balanced energy film, embraced and supported by people all along the energy spectrum - fossil and renewable, academic and environmental." This film is hosted by the ASU Renewable Energy Initiative (ASUREI).
Tuesday, Feb. 19, "Lords of Nature", hosted by Department of Biology, "tells the story of a science now discovering top carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, and of a society now learning tolerance for beasts they once banished. Lords of Nature examines observations from famous naturalist and writer Aldo Leopold about the role of predation on the ecosystem."
Wednesday, Mar. 20, "Arise", awarded Spirit of Activism Winner by the Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2012, follows stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth and inspire community building. This film is in partnership with the Global Women's Series.
Tuesday, Apr. 23, “Gasland”, an award winning documentary investigation into the truth about environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing, called "fracking," for natural gas. Filmmaker Josh Fox embarks on this journey after being asked to lease his land for drilling. Gasland was an OSCAR nominee in 2011 for Best Documentary. This film is hosted by the Sustainable Development program.
Financial support for the series is generously provided by Belk Library and Appalachian Popular Programming Society.
Parking is available free of charge in the College Street parking deck after 5 p.m. For more information about parking, contact Parking and Traffic at 828- 262-2878 or www.parking.appstate.edu or visit http://www.maps.appstate.edu for a campus map.