School is back in session at Michigan Tech and with the return of students and classes comes the return of extra circular activities and the resume of community involvement programs.
One such program that explores environmental issues related to global warming resumes tomorrow, where community members are invited to watch a film and take part in a following discussion.
Now entering its 7th year, the Greenfilm series gets underway tomorrow night at MTU’s Forestry building.
“It’s called the Greenfilm Series so we’re going to be looking at topics that are in some way related to environment and sustainability,” said Joan Chadde of Michigan Tech’s Science and Engineering Department, who presents one film per month as part of the program.
Tomorrow’s film touches the topic of shipping and the carbon footprint left behind from a global marketplace that Chadde says is a growing problem.
Chadde said, “So it’s about transportation of goods all around the globe. We’re so used to going to the store and hey, there it is, but if you read the label, where did it come from and how did it get here? So that is what this film will be about.”
The 90 minute film will be shown at 7:00pm followed by a group discussion with the director of transportation at the university.
“Please come out. It’s free and we welcome everyone,” said Chadde.
More information on the Greenfilm series can be found at mtu.edu.