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Lights, Camera, Environmental Action (NYC)

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Environmental issues are hitting the big screen and the Big Apple during Earth Month. Join the Pace Community for weekly films and discussions each Thursday.

Happy Earth Month, Pace! To celebrate, the New York City Campus is having a movie and pizza party each week through the end of Earth Month. Films, discussions, pizza, and more will be held at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday from March 31–April 28 in Room W512, with the exception of a kick off career event on March 31.

Earth Month Kick Off—Pursing Careers in Sustainability
Thursday, March 31 | 4:00 p.m. | Room W511, One Pace Plaza
Do you want to work in a career that creates a more sustainable world? Come hear speakers from the Nature Conservancy, US Environmental Protection Agency, Wildlife Conservation Society, Inside Climate News, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network talk about their jobs and how they got hired to do satisfying work in this growing field.

Shortcuts on Climate
Thursday, March 31 | 6:30 p.m. | Room W512, One Pace Plaza
Andrew Revkin, New York Times’ “Dot Earth” blogger and senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, will host a microfilm fest clarifying climate change and solutions and will lead discussions.

This Changes Everything (2012) Director, Harry Lynch
Thursday, April 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Room W512, One Pace Plaza
Inspired by Naomi Klein’s book, the film presents environmental struggles over energy across the globe. Judith Pajo, professor of anthropology, and Ashley Kuenneke, program coordinator for the Center of Community Action and Research, will lead the discussion.

The Last Rivermen (1991) Director, Robert Nixon
Thursday, April 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Room W512, One Pace Plaza
Contamination of the Hudson River due to government and corporate neglect impacts a family’s 300-year fishing tradition. Written and co-produced by John Cronin. Followed by:

¡Viva la Tortuga! (2013) Directors, Pace University students
This documents the coalition Grupo Tortuguero, who protect endangered sea turtles in Mexico’s Magdalena Bay. John Cronin, senior fellow for environmental affairs at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, will lead the discussion.

Can we get to Carbon Zero? with Wil Burns
Thursday, April 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Room W512, One Pace Plaza
Wil Burns, co-executive director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment at American University, will lead the discussion using film clips and other examples.

Waste Land (2010) Director, Lucy Walker
Thursday, April 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Room W512, One Pace Plaza
At the world’s largest garbage dump, artist Vik Muniz creates collaborative portraits with a group of self-described pickers of recyclable materials, revealing their dignity and despair, and the power of art to change lives. Followed by:

The Yes Men (2003) Directors, Olman, Smith, Price
Selected clips of anti-globalization activists and culture hackers intervene at a conference and deliver a poignant keynote speech apologizing for corporate environmental crimes. Eve Laramee, director of the Dyson College Center for the Arts, Society, and Ecology; and Melanie DuPuis, chair of Environmental Studies and Science, will lead the discussion.

These screenings are sponsored by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (DCISE), Dyson College Center for the Arts, Society, and Ecology (CASE), Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies (PAAES), Environmental Studies and Science Department (ESS), the Art Department, and the Anthropology Department. For more information, click here.

And that's not all that's going on this Earth Month.