LSU Spring 2012 Environmental Film Series Showings Scheduled for Feb. 16, March 15 and April 19 at Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
BATON ROUGE – Over the next three months, LSU’s Sustainability Curriculum in Education Committee, or SCurrE, will present a series of films and discussions regarding the fundamental issues of sustainability in energy, food and water usage.
The 2012 LSU Environmental Film Series aims to increase student awareness of the breadth and diversity of issues related to environmental stewardship, as well as to raise campus awareness and increase opportunities for students to interact with students from other disciplines.
Film showings will take place once a month in February, March and April at 6 p.m. each evening in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, located in the Energy, Coast & the Environment Building at LSU. Each showing, which is free to attend, will also be followed by a facilitated reflective discussion on the topic. Refreshments will be provided.
“We invite the public to attend LSU’s Environmental Film Series,” said Denise Scribner, manager of LSU Campus Sustainability. “You will deepen your understanding of sustainability principles. Furthermore, education in these areas will also open the door for others to participate in sustainability.”
Films to be presented during the series include:
- “Revenge of the Electric Car,” on Thursday, Feb. 16. In this film, director Chris Paine takes his crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.
- “Dirt! The Movie,” on Thursday, March 15. Uses animation, vignettes, personal accounts and storytelling, this film takes a look at man’s relationship with dirt over the ages and how, according to the directors of the film, the bond between dirt and humanity has changed for the worse.
- “Flow, For the Love of Water,” on Thursday, April 19. As water is the very essence of life that sustains every being on the planet, this film confronts the disturbing reality that the crucial resource is dwindling… and greed just may be the cause.
The LSU Spring 2012 Environmental Film Series is sponsored by SCurrE and other campus offices and organizations including the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute, LSU’s Coast and Environment Graduate Organization and LSU’s Environmental Conservation Organization. Also, the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition, or GBRCCC, will sponsor the Feb. 16 screening and discussion.
““LSU is fortunate to have electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations available to students, faculty and staff, and the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition is looking forward to raising awareness about the environmental benefits and cost savings of EVs,” said Lauren Stuart of GBRCCC. “C4 will be a new organization on campus for students to be involved with this project and others that promote innovative automotive technology and gasoline conservation in transportation.”