2017 Fall Sustainability Film Series – OHIO University Libraries

2017 Fall Sustainability Film Series

Authored by lorraine wochna

Join us on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., as Ohio University Libraries, Environmental Studies, and the Athena Cinema celebrate their fifth year of sponsoring the popular “Sustainability Film Series,” an eclectic and diverse series of documentaries in the fields of environmental studies and sustainability. All six of fall semester’s screenings, held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema, are free and open to the public.

The first film up this year, How to Let Go of the World and Love all Things Climate Can’t Change, is the award-winning investigative documentary by director Josh Fox, who is best known for his film, “Gasland.”

Originally titled in 2012 the Common Experience on Sustainability (CEPS), its purpose was to serve as an introduction to local and global issues on the environment. The current film series still remains true to its origins by continuing to create an awareness of environmental issues through speakers, activities, and films.

Many of these controversial documentaries enhance the viewer’s learning experience and provide an opportunity to explore the world of environmental and sustainability issues, both from the grassroots movements and from corporate investigations.

Film topics range from energy, biodiversity, zero waste and recycling, climate change, land protection, clothing industry, oceans, forests, global education—and the International Peace Parks expeditions.

Panel discussions will immediately follow each film screening. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, filmmakers, producers, and community members are invited to stay and share their thoughts and research.  We encourage everyone to ASK QUESTIONS and BE CRITICAL.

All films are available at Alden Library after their screening date.  If you are interested in seeing previous selections from the film series, please check out some of these available titles.

For further information on getting involved contact Loraine McCosker or lorraine wochna.

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