CSU, Chico News

Environmental Action Resource Center to Host Film Series

Date: 10-26-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico’s Environmental Action Resource Center (E-ARC) will host a four-week film series starting Oct. 27.

All films are free to the general public. All but one of the films will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Ayres Hall room 106.

The showing of “Gasland” will take place on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium. It is being shown in conjunction with the fall Convergence of the California Student Sustainability Coalition. The complete schedule follows.

Thursday, Oct. 27
“Addicted to Plastic,” Ayers 106, 7 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Danielle Cresswell, Klean Kanteen

Friday, Nov. 4
“Gasland,” BMU Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Dave Garcia, Sierra Club Yahi Chapter

Thursday, Nov. 10
“For the Next Seven Generations,” Ayres 106, 7 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Sharleen Krater

Thursday, Nov. 17
“Vanishing of the Bees,” Ayres 106, 7 p.m.
Featured Speaker: TBA

Thursday’s film, “Addicted to Plastic,” is a point-of-view style documentary that encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic’s path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting-edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions, which include plastic made from plants, will provide viewers with a new perspective about our future with plastic.

For more information, contact E-ARC at 530-898-5676 or e-mail sustainevents@csuchico.edu.