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“Death by Design” – Green Film Series March 2

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“Death by Design,” a film that looks at the environmental and health issues related to the manufacture of laptops, tablets, and smartphone, will be shown Thursday, March 2, as part of the Green Film Series.  The location is G002 Hesterberg Hall, in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building, at 7 pm. enjoy the film, facilitated discussion and refreshments from the Keweenaw Coop. The event is free (with a $3 suggested donation), and open to all.

The description of the film: “We love and live on smartphones, tablets and laptops. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side. From factories in China, to high tech Silicon Valley, the film tells of environmental degradation, health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.”

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Green Film Series Feb 16 – “Just Eat It”

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This month’s showing for the 2017 Green Film Series is “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story,” to be shown on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building’s Hesterberg Hall. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste at the farm, at the grocery store, and all the way to the back of their own fridge. Continue reading →

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“The Last King” – The Birkebeiner Story

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The local Sons of Norway chapter will screen “The Last King,” the story of the Birkebeiners who saved the infant king on skis, on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 pm. Social time starts at 6:30 (bring a snack to share if you can) and the movie starts at 7 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on US-41 in Chassell. No charge, but donations are accepted.

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Green Film Series Kicks Off January 19

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The Green Film Series will kick off its 2017 season on Thursday, January 19, 2017, with two films: “After Coal” (60 min) and “Half Life” (12 minutes). The series is held in room G002 of Hesterberg Hall in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building, starting at 7 pm. Coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion will follow the screening. The event is free with a $3 suggested donation. The series is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust.
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