Sustainability Film Series

Before The Flood

February 1st, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Bell Museum Auditorium
10 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Program Schedule
Food and Tabling from local and campus environmental groups | 6:00 – 6:30
Film Showing | 6:30 – 8:00
Panel and Audience Discussion | 8:00 – 8:45

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Stay for the panel and audience discussion about local initiatives and ways to be a part of the solution and build stronger communities

Panel Speakers:

Muhammad Jiwa, Outreach Coordinator for Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

Luke Hollenkamp, City of Minneapolis Sustainability Coordinator

Jothsna Harris, Public Engagement Manager for Climate Generation

Elizabeth Braatz, U of M Senior in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management/Pres. of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences

Catching the Sun

March 2nd, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Bell Museum Auditorium

Speaker: Shalini Kantayya, Catching the Sun Filmmaker

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.  With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands.

Program Schedule
Food and tabling from local and campus environmental groups | 6:00 – 6:30
Film Showing | 6:30 – 7:40
Filmmaker Q&A with audience | 7:40 – 8:30

The True Cost

April 5th, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Northrop Best Buy Theater

Speakers: Dr. Anu Pasricha

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?