Free movies that free the mind: The Spring Sustainability Film Series

A free, thought-provoking, environmental documentary may be one of the more therapeutic ways to process the socio-political-environmental state of affairs in the United States and around the world. Each semester, the Common Experience Project on Sustainability provides students with this opportunity, followed by meaningful discussion, with its Sustainability Film Series. Playing at the Athena Cinema…

Film Review: Food Chains

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer If you eat a tomato between the months of December and May, there is a nine out of ten chance that it was picked from a field in Immokalee, Florida. Each winter, the city’s population swells as migrants come from all around the world to work in the winter tomato…

Film Review: Growing Cities

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer  Cities around the world are growing—and so are their citizens’ waistlines. Eighty one percent of America’s population is concentrated in cities, and from 2000 to 2010, urban population growth of 12 percent outstripped the national average of 9.7 percent. Feeding such a large and rapidly growing population can become a…

Eco-News in Brief 11/17

“Triple Divide” Screening–Athena Cinema, November 20th, 7 p.m.   Make Fuel at Home with Portable DIY Refinery We found a nifty little machine that creates ethanol: “The MicroFueler weighs about 200 pounds and hooks up to a water and 110 or 220 volt power supply and wastewater drain just like a washing machine. It uses raw…