Green Campus Initiative to Show Films at BU

For Immediate Release: Oct. 12, 2017

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Green Campus Initiative will show two award-winning documentary films on environmental issues in October and November. The films will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the McCormick Center for Human Services, room 2303, beginning at 7 p.m.

Films will be followed by Q&A sessions led by faculty and staff. The films and their descriptions are as follows:

Oct. 24 – “Weather Gone Wild”

Severe weather continues to be the lead stories on nightly newscasts and cable news outlets. Violent and extreme weather is part of what climate scientists predicted as part of global climate change. What will happen in coming decades? The film examines the likelihood of more events such as those from the devastating water and winds of Hurricane Harvey. It reviews the solutions that some cities in Canada, the U.S., and Europe are engineering to protect their citizens.

Nov. 14 – “Dirty Business”

While the use of coal to generate electricity has fallen in favor of using natural gas, the black 19th-century fuel is still used to create 30 percent of the electricity in the 21st century for the United States. At the time when the president and many in Congress push to increase its use, what are the true social and environmental impacts of burning coal? This documentary looks at stories filmed in West Virginia, Nevada, Kansas, Saskatchewan, China and New York to examine the question.

For more information, contact the Green Campus Initiative Administrator, Tim Pelton at (570) 389-5437, or by e-mail at tpelton@bloomu.edu.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.