Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Green Film Series to present film on bees' disappearance

HOUGHTON -- The Green Film Series will present The Strange Disappearance of the Bees from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 14, in the Atrium and G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Building.

Across the globe, the disturbing mass death of bees has more than just beekeepers worried -- at least one-third of the world’s food relies on bee pollination. The 58-minute documentary will be followed by coffee, dessert, and a discussion facilitated by Melissa Hronkin, apiarist and proprietor of Algomah Acres Honey Farm. Cost: Free, but a $3 donation is suggested.

The 2013 Green Film Series will continue with the following films and discussion in April and May, which will take place at the same time and place listed above:

April 18: Switch -- Join energy visionary Scott Tinker as he explores the world’s leading energy sites -- from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. (98 min.) Discussion Facilitator: Wayne Pennington, Michigan Tech professor and chair of the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Department.

May 9: Chasing Ice -- Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog ventures to the Arctic to document the melting of ice mountains using state-of-the-art time-lapse photography. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. (76 min.) Discussion Facilitator: Sarah Green, Michigan Tech professor and chair of the Chemistry Department.

The Green Film Series is cosponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust.

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