For Immediate Release
Date: February 19, 2020
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications
Written by: Gabe Miller, student intern
Bloomsburg University to host Spring 2020 Green Campus Film Series
BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is hosting three films for the Green Campus Spring Film Series. All films in the series are free and open to the public.
The first film, “Overload,” will be screened on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m., in the McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303. Filmmaker Soozei Eastman searches for answers as to why Americans are full of hundreds of toxic chemicals. The film is part of her journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are inside her body before she decides to start her own family. She interviews physicians, scientists, politicians, environmental leaders and everyday Americans.
The second movie, “Dispatches from the Gulf 3-Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon,” will be shown on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m., in the McCormick Center, room 1303. The Matt Damon documentary puts a spotlight on the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. With marine life and the local communities severely affected by the fallout, the film examines the science as well as the human element of the story, examining how those whose lives and livelihood have been negatively impacted.
The final film, “Seed to Seed,” will screen on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m., in the McCormick Center, room 2303. Canadian farmers combine ancient and new scientific farming practices to adapt to the changing climate environment. The film shows both the agrarian innovation and the human story of community reinvigoration.
The environmental series is supported by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative encouraging sustainability, and comprehension of local and global environs.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,200 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.