Thursday, February 16, 2012

Green Film Series to present "Addicted to Plastic" Feb. 16

HOUGHTON -- The Green Film Series at Michigan Tech continues with the showing of the film Addicted to Plastic from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Feb. 16, in G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Building.

The film will be followed by coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion. It is FREE; a $3 donation is suggested.

This 85-minute film focuses on the worldwide production and environmental effects of plastic. Take a global journey to investigate what we know about this material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it! On the way, discover a toxic legacy and the people striving to clean it up.

The discussion facilitator will be Michigan Tech Professor Judith Perlinger, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Perlinger studies how the molecular structure of organic chemicals influences their transport and transformation in the environment.

The Green Film Series is partially funded with a grant from the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) and the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC).

The series is co-sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Keweenaw Land Trust, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society and the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Click here for more info on the movie.

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