Public Invited to JJC Sustainability Film Series March 19

Joliet Junior College’s Students for a Sustainable Future group is hosting a Sustainability Film Series open to the public on the Main Campus at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The film “Blue Gold” will be shown on March 19 at 6 p.m. in Room T-1001.

“Blue Gold” is a 2008 documentary based on the book, “Blue Gold: The Right to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water” by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. The film highlights political and environmental reasons why the planet’s water supply is shrinking, and features stories about water activists around the world.

“Blue Gold” will run a little more than an hour and the students will lead a discussion after the showing.

The first film, “Carbon Nation,” was shown on Feb. 26.

“I think this film series shows that JJC is putting forth an effort to promote sustainability awareness,” said Jason Krastins, a Students for a Sustainable Future member in charge of organizing the event. “The goal of this film series is to increase student body and public awareness of these sustainability issues.”

Krastins added that he thinks this is the perfect time to get others thinking about sustainability because Earth Month is right around the corner – and begins April 1.

Organic popcorn and cookies will be available as refreshments for audience members at the showing.

For more information about JJC’s sustainability efforts, visit http://www.jjc.edu/about/committees/sustainable-campus/Pages/default.aspx.

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