2014 Sustainability Film Series

The fifth 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:

Bidder 70

NEW DATE and LOCATION!! Monday, Jan. 27 at Belk Library and Information Commons Lecture Hall 114, “Bidder 70”, Taken from the film's website, "Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice." This film is hosted by the ASU Renewable Energy Initiative (ASUREI).

 TrailerASU REI Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative 

 ineqaulity for all

 Tuesday, Feb. 18, "Inequality for All", hosted by Belk Library, takes a closer look at the vicious cycle most middle class Americans are facing with the current economic status. Taken from the film's website, "This movie is critically important. It exposes the heart of our economic problem.  Something that’s been getting worse and worse for over 30 years. Widening inequality."

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 shored up

 Tuesday, Mar. 18, "Shored Up", hosted by the Department of Geology, asks the tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. Taken from the film's website, "In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions.  Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored?  Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions."

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 a place at the table

Tuesday, Apr. 28, "A Place at the Table", hosted by Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) and Belk Librarytells the story of three Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. Taken from the film's website, "A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all."

A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. - See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/#sthash.y6e08pCK.dpuf
A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all. - See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/#sthash.y6e08pCK.dpuf

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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.