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Sustainability Film: Banking Nature

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Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7 pm– 8:30 pm

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Sustainability Film Series: Issues and Dialogue

3rd Thursdays each month, January - May 2020
Enjoy coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation

Banking Nature (90 min.)

A provocative documentary that looks at efforts to monetize the natural world—and turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit. It's a worldview that sees capital and markets not as a threat to the planet, but as its salvation—turning nature into "capital" and fundamental processes like pollination and oxygen generation into "ecosystem services."

Discussion Facilitator: James Northey, Chair, US Technical Advisory Group for the ISO Technical Committee on Sustainable Finance 

The film was purchased with support from the Michigan Tech Forward Sustainability and Resilience Initiative

Refreshments provided by the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the MTU Dept. of Social Sciences.

The film series is cosponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Michigan Tech Department of Social Sciences, and Michigan Tech Sustainable Futures Institute. (Additional co-sponsors are welcome!)

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