“Last Call at The Oasis” (film)
5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm film, Jane Pickens Theater
Followed by Q&A with Alex Prud’homme
Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, this documentary film illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon and social entrepreneurs championing revolutionary solutions, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing to act now.
Earth Day Celebration
10 am to 2 p.m. O’Hare walk and lobby (depending on weather)
(Come visit the library table!)
Dr. Jameson Chace presentation
4 pm – 5pm, McKillop Library
Dr. Jameson Chace, associate professor in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, will present “Aquidneck Island Watershed Monitoring: A Partnership Project.” An avian ecologist with interests in biogeography, habitat selection, behavioral ecology, population biology and landscape ecology, Chace will discuss the 2009 implementation of a citizen-science watershed monitoring program across Aquidneck Island. A reception will follow his presentation.
“If a Tree Falls” (film)
6:00 pm, Jane Pickens Theater
“IF A TREE FALLS” is a rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s ‘number one domestic terrorist threat.’ With unprecedented access and a nuanced point of view, the documentary tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who faced life in prison for two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. The film employs McGowan’s story to examine larger questions about environmentalism, activism, and terrorism. Nominated for Oscar for Best Documentary
“Bag It” (film)
6 pm, O’Hare 260
A documentary about the effects of single-use plastic bags on the environment
May 8th – May 11th
End of the year dorm cleanout donation drive
May 8 – Thursday, May 10 @ 9 am – 11 am OR 2 pm – 4 pm
May 11 @ 2 pm – 7:30 pm
If interested in volunteering:
Contact Kelly Powers
All donated items will be given to charity!
5:30 pm film, Casino Theatre
7pm conversation and cocktails.
Urbanized is a documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain. Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.