Thursday, April 12, 2007

Earth Week

Celebrate Earth Week! Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action, Student Governing Association, Flint Hills Sierra Club, and Pathfinder.

Celebrate Earth Week! Sponsored by Students for Environmental Action, Student Governing Association, Flint Hills Sierra Club, and Pathfinder.


Monday April 16~ Land and Water Day


FILMS Union 209:

Rising Waters 3-4:00pm; Through personal stories of Pacific Islanders, this film puts a human face on the international climate change debate. By showing the viewers the physical and cultural impacts caused by global warming.

True Cost of Food 4:05-4:20; Food issues are heavy. This animated video takes a light approach to explaining the hidden costs of mass-produced food and about alternatives that are kinder to the planet.

Storm in the Gulf 4:30-5; Shot pre and post Hurricane Katrina, this prescient documentary chronicles hundreds of Mississippi coast dwellers, unlikely allies all, who have banded together to expose and shame Governor Haley Barbour for selling the states most valued natural treasure to oil and natural gas companies for a series of campaign contributions.

Range Wars 5:05-5:35; In the West, the Bureau of Land Management has allowed increased drilling and drilling practices that are killing ranchers' cattle; this beautifully shot documentary follows a coalition of ranchers including Republicans and Bush supporters in New Mexico who are fighting back.

Bringing Down the Mountains 5:40-5:45; This short was produced by three Greensburg, Pennsylvania high school students and offers a succinct introduction to mountaintop removal mining and its effects and personal stories of those most affected by this type of mining.

EVENT: Vegetarian Cooking Workshop in the Derby Dining Center Lobby 5:00-6:30


Tuesday April 17~ Alternative Transportation Day


FILMS Union 209:

SUV City 3-3:15; A short satirical animated film about the absurdity of big SUVs. Some people might find it funnier than others as the underlying message about four common types of big-SUV buyers may ring true.

End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream 3:15-4:30 The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.

French Fries to Go 4:45-5; a funny and hopeful short film that documents the origins of Telluride, Colorado’s Biodiesel project, and features cameos by Daryl Hannah, Dennis Weaver and Dr. Andrew Weil.

EVENTS: Free Bicycle Repairs! 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Bosco Plaza, #inner tubes #break pads #gear oiling #gift certificates

Bicycle Rally! 6:00 pm, Bosco Plaza; signing petition to urge City/KSU to begin enforcing their Master Bicycle Plan; Group ride to City Hall at 6:30 to rally for more bicycle lanes.


Wednesday April 18~ Green Building Day


FILMS Union 209:

design: e2 is a six parts documentary-style television series produced by PBS investigating sustainable living and green design from New York City to China. It is narrated by Brad Pitt.

Episode 1: The Green Apple 3-3:30

Episode 3: Green Machine 3:30-4:00

Episode 4: Gray to Green 4-4:30

Episode 5: China: From Red to Green 4:30-5

Episode 6: Deeper Shades of Green 5-5:30


Thursday April 19~ Energy Day


FILMS Union 209:

The Vineyard Energy Project 3-3:20; This film portrays Martha’s Vineyard’s successful effort to implement sustainable energy solutions through the use of solar power.

Power Shift 3:30-4; Narrated by Cameron Diaz. Power Shift explores the remarkable ways energy touches our daily lives. Meet activists from around the world and learn personal action steps you can take to reduce global warming.

Kilowatt Ours 4-4:45; Filmmaker Jeff Barrie takes viewers on a journey from the coal mines of West Virginia to the solar panel fields of Florida, as he discovers solutions to America's energy related problems.

Wind over Water 4:45-5:00; In November 2001, Cape Wind Associates of Boston announced plans for America’s first offshore wind farm—Almost immediately, a battle between environmentalists and residents on the Cape was born. Journalist Ole Tangen, Jr. was on hand to chronicle the fight in this fascinating documentary about land and the future of renewable energy.

EVENT: Kansas and Biofuels Lecture Series, 7:00 Kedzie 004. Featuring :

-Michael Woolverton, visiting professor in Agricultural Economics. Topic: Economic opportunities and impacts to Kansas.

-Ronald Madl, administrator of Grain Science and Industry. Topic: technologies of biofuel production.

-Jere White, executive director of the Kansas Corn Commission. Topic: corn production and information regarding new ethanol plant in Garnett, KS

-William Hargrove, director of KS Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE). Topic: environmental implications of biofuels.


Friday April 20~ Take Action! Day


FILM Union 209:

Earth to America 3-4:30: This hilarious special celebrates life on Earth by taking aim at one of our planet's most serious problems: global warming, featuring Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Tom Hanks, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and nearly a dozen others.

Stop by SEA’s table in the Union to see how YOU can save celebrate Earth Day Every Day!



Rebecky said...

Sorry, but I still can't get the summary thingy to work.

jeff :) said... impressive line-up... i am really sorry that i will have to miss it. where are all of the films coming from... will we have access to these after Earth Day??