A four-part “Endangered Earth” film series, sponsored by JCC’s office of sustainability, begins September 4. Free and open to the public, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Student Union on JCC’s Jamestown Campus. A guided discussion will be conducted at the conclusion of each film.
The series is held in conjunction with JCC’s college program committee and Earth Awareness Club. For additional information, contact is JCC’s office of sustainability, 716.338.1194.
“Food, Inc.,” which will be shown September 4, examines corporate farming in the U.S., including the industrial production of meat, grains, and vegetables. The documentary, released in 2008, also explores the economic and legal power of major food companies, the use of petroleum-based chemicals, and the promotion of unhealthy food consumption habits.
“Blind Spot,” the September 11 film, highlights the effect energy consumption and the state of the American economy have on the environment. Changes that could reverse damages caused by a consumer-oriented society while ensuring a habitable world for future generations are examined.
On September 18, viewers of “Addicted to Plastic” will see how the long-term effects of plastic materials has impacted all ecosystems and human activity. The film explores possible recycling or downcycling solutions for plastic products.
“Dirty Business,” which is scheduled for September 25, investigates the social and environmental costs of coal power and clean coal technology. The efforts of energy innovators to employ viable renewable alternatives to coal power are featured in the film.