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Sustainability Film Discussion: 2040

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Virtual Event

Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Facilitated Discussion

Held 3rd Thursdays each month, January - May 2021, 7-8 p.m.

2040 (92 min.)

What would the world look like in 2040 if we actually implement the solutions for climate change that already exist in 2019? It’s the premise of a new documentary from Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau. “I’m calling it an exercise in fact-based dreaming,” he says in the film, which takes an accessible, informative and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis — a rare climate documentary with an optimistic message. (2020)

REGISTER to be emailed information regarding viewing each month's film, along with a Zoom link for the facilitated discussion.

Discussion Facilitator

Jessica Daignault, PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Daignault is a member of a multidisciplinary global team investigating methods for reducing household food, energy and water consumption. Daignault contributes to life-cycle assessment modeling to quantify the direct and indirect environmental impacts of food, energy and water consumption, including greenhouse gas emissions and water resources impacts. She also works to develop new methodologies to quantify the water use impacts of electricity generation in a rapidly changing grid. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Daignault worked as a project engineer on various water resources and civil design projects. She is excited about educating and mentoring the next generation of engineers.


The Sustainability Film Series is a virtual ZOOM facilitated discussion for Michigan Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as community members.

Participants Must Register

The films will be viewed BEFORE the facilitated discussion. Each film has a different procedure for viewing, so it's important to register to receive instructions for viewing each month's film. You can register for all films and all discussions at once.

Free or Donation

$5 suggested donation per film is appreciated. Make a donation online and put "Sustainability Film Series" in the comment box. 

Cosponsored by

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Michigan Tech Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech Sustainable Futures Institute, and Michigan Tech College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

Coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.

2021 Sustainability Film Series Schedule

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  • Carol Ekstrom
  • Jill Fisher
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