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2018 Green Film Series
Next film: "Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?" - May 17th at 7:00 PM  
The 2018 Green Film Series schedule has been finalized! You are invited to watch along with us as we delve into a diversity of topics and viewpoints. All green films are free and open to the public, though a $3 donation is appreciated so that we may pick additional films in the future. The documentaries will be shown in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building's Hesterberg Hall from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. Light snacks and refreshments will be served, and each film will be followed by an engaging discussion.


May 17th: Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? (2017)

A look at the controversy of creating energy using biomass. Film makers, Lisa Merton & Alan Dater of Marlboro Productions, visited the Warden Electric Plant in L’Anse, as they traveled across the U.S. documenting the problems created by burning this type of “green” material. Many local residents are interviewed and MDEQ public hearings are featured. (77 min.)

Discussion Facilitator: Lisa Merton, co-writer and co-producer of the film.

Refreshments provided by the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Screening funded by Friends of the Land of Keweenaw

Cosponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, MTU Dept. of Social Sciences, & the MTU Sustainable Futures Institute

Download and share the Green Film Series flyer here! (PDF)



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