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2022 Sustainability Film Series and Facilitated Discussion
Virtual ZOOM facilitated discussion for MTU faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and community members.
3rd Thursday of each month, January to May 2022.
The Ants & the Grasshopper (74 min.)
The film discussed this month for the 2022 Sustainability Film Series will be the recently released documentary "The Ants and the Grasshopper" (2021, 74 minutes)
"The Ants and the Grasshopper" asks probing questions: How do you change someone’s mind about the most important thing in the world? What do we owe each other in the face of an existential crisis like the climate emergency? That’s the one big question at the heart of the film, which explores how power and privilege shape climate justice and food justice from Africa to America — and how we might move forward together.
Discussion facilitators will be interim department chair Sarah Green (Chemistry), and senior research engineer Robert Handler (Chemical Engineering).
Green is interested in all aspects of environmental chemistry from molecular analytical methods to global climate change, including the science policy interface. Green served as co-vice chair for the Scientific Advisory Panel on the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), United Nations Environment Programme. She is the faculty mentor of Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action, an MTU student organization, and has also helped arrange MTU participation in United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings.
Handler is involved in a variety of research and educational efforts involving sustainability and resilience at Michigan Tech. He helps companies and research teams evaluate the environmental impacts of their new products and production systems, with a longstanding focus on alternative fuel and chemical production. He is the faculty advisor for the MTU Green Campus Enterprise.
The event is FREE. A $5 suggested donation per film to support the Sustainability Film Series is appreciated. Make a donation online.
The Sustainability Film Series and Facilitated Discussions are cosponsored by MTU's:
Cosponsors outside MTU include:
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