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Sustainability Film: Climate Sisu

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Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7 pm

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Sustainability Film and Discussion Series

Climate Sisu (2022, 55 min.)


Take a journey through Michigan in search of community knowledge about climate action, resilience, adaptation and education. Climate SISU offers an urgent, yet optimistic call for climate action.

“Climate Sisu” offers an urgent yet optimistic call for climate action. The solutions the documentary features range from planting new grape varietals in vineyards to promoting passenger train service to northwest Michigan to adapting city planning in the Upper Peninsula to prepare for environmental shifts.

“We’re looking for solutions. We want to learn from the community about what is already being done. We don’t want to fall into despair, which is becoming the prevailing theme when we speak about climate change,” said Elena Lioubimtseva, Grand Valley State University professor, who helped write and produce the film last spring.

About the Discussion Facilitator

The discussion facilitator will be Patricia Leopold, a climate adaptation specialist with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS). She has led the creation of ecosystem vulnerability assessments, co-authored the Adaptation Workbook and trained numerous agencies, organizations and natural resources professionals on incorporating climate change into management and planning.


FREE. $5 suggested donation per film to support the Sustainability Film Series is appreciated. Make a donation online or in-person at the film showing.

Cosponsored By

Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, Department of Social Sciences, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Sustainability Demonstration House and Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action, as well as the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw and WUP MiSTEM.

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