11th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series 2016-2017

As the longest running program of its kind in the region, the UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series continues to lend voice to environmental, sustainability, and climate issues affecting our community and the world. Join us each month for a new documentary film and discussion. Free.

Support for the UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series comes from Deep Roots Market, Fund4Democratic Communities, NC WARN, Sierra Club NC Chapter, Tate Street Coffee, UNCG Green Fund, UNCG Office of Sustainability, University Libraries, and Zaytoon Catering. For information on becoming a 2016-17 sponsor, contact Sarah Dorsey at sbdorsey@uncg.edu.

Where: Unless otherwise noted all events are at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

When: All films begin at 6:30 pm

How: Free parking behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum

2016-17 Films: 

* Location to be announced.

10th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series 2015-2016

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 Film Competition

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:

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.


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5th Annual Sustainability Shorts Film Competition

Last year’s event was hosted at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Thursday, April 24, 2014 and it was a huge success!  On behalf of everyone involved, we would like to thank the 6 film makers who submitted entries as well as all the people in attendance who came to show their support and vote for the crowd favorite.  After screening the original short films, the following winners were announced and celebrated at the event:
1st – The Michigandered Marimba ($500 Cash Prize)
2nd – The Secrets of Lemur Lane ($300 Cash Prize)
3rd (tie) – Recycle it, Baby! ($100 Cash Prize)
3rd (tie) – The Recycling March…Aggies Go Green ($100 Cash Prize)
5th – Geomorphic:  North Carolina
6th – Menu of the Day