A Watershed Moment: The WMEAC Film Series

Written by Amy Rotter

On this week’s episode, we hear from Jen Shaneberger, the hospitality coordinator at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, about the WMEAC Film Series.

The purpose of the WMEAC film series is to raise awareness on environmental issues relevant to our community.  “[The film series] should just be a starting point to engage in local issues,” says Shaneberger. Even though some of these documentaries may have been seen before, this will be an opportunity to learn about how these environmental issues concern West Michigan. It is also a great opportunity to meet other people in the area interested in working on these initiatives.

A new film will be playing each month throughout Spring at the Wealthy Street TheatreRevenge of the Electric Car kicked off the series in January with much positive feedback. Blue Gold: World Water Wars is showing this Wednesday as the next film in the series. It addresses the increasing demand and ownership of our finite supply of fresh water. Other films in the series include DIRT!, the popular family film Ferngully, and No Impact Man will complete the series in May.

 

Local environmental experts will participate through question and answer sessions at each event.

The WMEAC Film Series is an environmental documentary series showing at the Wealthy Theatre on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life.  Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Tuesdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media  Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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