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Sustainability Film + Discussion Series Continues in 2015

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , ,
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What began with a single screening of the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” has grown into an annual series featuring some of the most current documentaries about global climate change, sustainability, and environmental education. Over 4600 students, faculty, and community members have attended screenings and participated in discussions at WAM over the last eight seasons.

The Weatherspoon, along with the UNCG Office of Sustainability and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, is proud to support this year’s films in conjunction with the Warren Ashby Dialogue series, a year-long interdisciplinary conversation on the philosophy of localization as a response to global social and environmental change.

In January we will begin the year with the film Thin Ice. Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world. The result is a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.

Panel discussions with local experts will give participants a chance to ask questions and learn more about sustainability issues relevant to North Carolina. Films begin at 6:30 pm and are free.

Jan 22 • Thin Ice
Feb 19 • Above All Else
Mar 19 • Growing Cities
Apr 23 • Sustainability Short Film Competition

Reposted from the Weatherspoon Art Museum