Green Wednesdays get underway

A series of documentaries will be shown at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Langley campus.

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) school of horticulture, in collaboration with the non-profit Green Ideas Network, begins the  sixth season of Green Wednesdays this week. It is a monthly series of documentaries about climate change, sustainability, agriculture and food.

The documentaries will run  every second Wednesday of each month until April. The public is invited to view informative films with KPU horticulture and environmental protection technology students, as well as popular guest speakers.

Each screening will be followed by conversation and open public dialogue exploring issues related to what we eat, and the resources required to sustain our species.

“The films challenge viewers to consider ways we can make our world better for people, places and plants,” says Betty Cunnin, KPU horticulture instructor and faculty support for Green Wednesdays. “Since its beginnings, Green Wednesdays has explored issues pertaining to the ecological impacts of human choice on our lives, and those of generations to come.

“Past patrons have been inspired to start the Langley Farmer’s Market, initiate food gardens in their children’s schools and work with local councils to reduce water waste. Participants have been encouraged to share and explore ideas with their community on how we can create a more just and sustainable planet for all living species.”

The movies begin at 7 p.m. in room 1030 at the Langley campus, 20901 Langley Bypass.

Registration is recommended due to limited seating. Most evenings will include free draws for various door prizes.

Wednesday’s movies are “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” (44 minutes) and “Yukon Circles” (27 minutes).

The 2013-2014 season of films is also scheduled to present:

November 13: “Dirty Business: Clean Coal and the Battle for our Energy Future” (60 min)

 

. December 4*: “The Economics of Happiness” (67 min)

 

. January 15*: “Chasing Ice” (75 min)

 

. February 12: “Edible City” (70 min) & “The Sharing Farm” (14 min)

 

. March 12: “Programmed to be Fat” (45 min) & “Forever Plastic” (10 min)

 

. April 9: “GMO OMG” (90 min)

 

The opening event on October 9 will be jointly run with the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), in celebration of BC Rivers Day and WaterWeeks.. To register, e-mail betty.cunnin@kpu.ca.

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