10th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is proud to present the tenth season of the longest running program of its kind in the region, the UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series, which continues to lend a voice to environmental sustainability and climate change issues affecting our community and the world.
Since 2006, more than 5,000 attendees have attended to view 60+ documentary films, ranging in topics from consumerism to waste, agriculture to water, and transportation to energy. Please join us and bring a friend to celebrate ten consecutive years with encore screenings of audience favorites and post-film discussions.
The program is supported in part by UNCG Office of Sustainability, University Libraries, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, and Weatherspoon Art Museum. Local sponsorships are still available for the 10th Annual Series, please contact Sarah Dorsey for details. The 2015-16 monthly film series events are free and open to the public at 6:30 PM in the Weatherspoon Art Museum on the following dates:
Aug 27 – An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Sept 24 – Who Killed the Electric Car (2006)
Oct 22 – King Corn (2007)
Nov 12 – Waste Land (2010)
Jan 21 – Living Downstream (2010)
Feb 25 – Overburden (2015)
Mar 17 – Just Eat It (2015)
Apr 21 – UNCG Sustainability Shorts
9th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series
With support from a variety of local businesses and nonprofit organizations, UNCG is proud to present the 9th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series. This monthly event features the latest documentaries about environmental education, climate change, and sustainable living. The post-screening discussions are led by local experts, which gives the participants a chance to ask questions and learn more about relevant sustainability issues in our community. The following films were screened during the 2014-15 series:
- Sept 4 – The Economics of Happiness
- Oct 9 – Ethics of Fracking / Coal Ash short films
- Nov 13 – Shored Up
- Jan 22 – Thin Ice
- Feb 19 – Above All Else
- Mar 19 – Growing Cities
- Apr 23 – Sustainability Shorts Film Competition
6th Annual Sustainability Shorts Film Competition
Along with WUAG 103.1 FM and the UNCG Sustainability Council, the Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Sustainability Shorts Film Competition. Entries must address sustainability, which UNCG defines as the “enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.” Judging will be based on relation to sustainability as well as concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, writing, etc. All entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film Series at 6:30 PM in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium on Thursday, April 23. After the film screening, the winners will be announced and celebrated at the event.