Monday, November 9, 2009

Life Running Out of Control

Alden Library Sustainability Film Series (SustainaFilm)
“Life Running out of Control”
Sunday, November 15 @ 6p
Alden Library Room 319, Friends of the Library Room

A film showing problems with genetic modifications, and unethical uses of genetic studies. Justice and control issues surrounding genetically modified organisms is spotlighted. Genetic modifications replicate themselves, and so over time the contamination becomes greater rather than dissipating.

Bring your DNA, grab a snack and raise your awareness!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another University Library Film Series

The library at the University of North Carolina Greensboro has been doing a sustainability film series since 2007. (so I guess we didn't invent this idea :) There are some great films on this list, including King Corn, which we have at the library for check-out.

From the documentary King Corn
Ian Cheney (left) and Curt Ellis taste their harvest in Greene, Iowa. Photo by Sam Cullman

Check out other videos at the library
See the King Corn website

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Story of Stuff

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped to organize Alden Library's second film of this quarter's Consciousness Film Series, The Story of Stuff.
We had a lively discussion, shared some snacks and learned more about consumption patterns affecting the planet.  Some further resources related to the film from the SOS website:
Want to watch the film again?  Learn about what you can do?  Check out The Story of Stuff website, where you can view the film, learn how to host a Story of Stuff screening of your own and how to become more active in limiting unchecked consumption of the world's resources.

Also check out The Story of Stuff Facebook Group