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Sustainability Film: Saving the Dark

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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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

Saving the Dark (57 min.)

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution.

Discussion Facilitators: Dr. Jared Wolfe and Dr. Kristin Brzeski, Michigan Tech College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Refreshments provided by Keweenaw Land Trust.

2020 marks the 10th Year of the Green Film Series, renamed 'Sustainability Film Series' at the suggestion of two graduate Michigan Tech students serving on the film selection committee. Jessica Daignault (CEE PhD candidate) and Ande Myers (CFRES MS student) suggested the new name as they felt that it would sound more relevant to more people, including students. The other committee members agreed!

The Sustainability Film Series recently received a $700 donation from the Keweenaw Coop Market and Deli as part of their Bring a Bag Campaign which donates the savings from not having to purchase paper bags for customers, to local community organizations or programs.

"Purchasing public film screening rights can cost $250 to $500 for just one film, so this donation will be very helpful!" explains Joan Chadde, film series coordinator, and Director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.

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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