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Sustainability Film Series: Issues and Dialogue
3rd Thursdays each month, January - May 2020
Saving Snow (53 min.)
World Water Day Opening Event
Documentary about the economic impacts of warming winters, tells about the cancelled 2017 Birkebeiner, effects on the downhill ski industry, and includes interviews with US Olympic skiers. Follows skiers, snowmobilers, sled dog guides, and others who love and/or depend upon winter across the Midwest and Alaska who are struggling with a warming climate.
Saving Snow (2018) – watch on your own on Vimeo anytime ($2.50 for 72-hour viewing, or $5 to own)
Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Stephen Handler, U.S. Forest Service.
As a Climate Change Specialist at the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Dr. Handler’s primary project is to coordinate the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework. Most of his work occurs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, building partnerships, coordinating vulnerability assessments, planning outreach and education events, and working with forest managers on real-world adaptation demonstration projects. In all aspects of this work, the focus is to help people put climate information into practice. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) develops synthesis products, fosters communication, and pursues science in climate change and carbon cycling and management. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) has been designed as a collaborative effort among the Forest Service, universities, conservation organizations, and forest industry to provide information on managing forests for climate change adaptation and enhanced carbon sequestration. As a regional, multi-institutional entity, NIACS builds partnerships, facilitates research, and synthesizes information to bridge the gap between carbon and climate science research and the information and management needs of natural resource professionals, woodland owners, policymakers, and members of the public. The mission of NIACS is to provide applied ecological, economic, social, and cultural information that can be used in climate adaptation and forest carbon management. (https://www.niacs.org/)
Online Facilitated Discussion w/ Dr. Stephen Handler will be: 8-9 pm, Thursday, March 19th
Join Zoom meeting: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/632978665 Meeting ID: 632 978 665
Join by phone: +1 803-999-5531 PIN: 867 516 700#
Refreshments provided by Great Lakes Research Center and the World Water Day Planning Committee.
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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