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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.
“After Coal” profiles individuals building a new future in the coalfields of central Appalachia and Wales. Welsh coalfields were shut down in the 1980s, eliminating more than 20,000 jobs while Appalachian coalfields lost 20,000+ mining jobs from 1994 -2014. Both regions have survived disasters associated with mining production & waste disposal, and each has explored strategies for remembering the past while looking to the future.

“Half Life: America’s Last Uranium Mill”  describes the Ute tribe’s concern that toxic and radioactive contamination from the White Mesa Mill in SE Utah threatens their water supply and way of  life.

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    December 16, 2017

    Swedetown -The Husky is off the leash and running free. All trails tilled and tracked, beautiful conditions. Multi loops rolled.

    Churning Rapids Snow Bike Trail – All trails groomed Friday night. Basswood loops were groomed for the first time this season and are soft. A few inches of fluffy snow fell after grooming, but trails should be rideable with low tire pressure.

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