On today’s episode we hear from Jen Shaneberger, Hospitality Coordinator at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, who discusses the upcoming WMEAC Film Series.
WMEAC is home to environmental initiates and programs that make change in the community. In the light of the organization’s mission, Shaneberger asks, “How can we address these issues locally?” This is where the WMEAC Film Series has come into play, now in its second year.
“This film series is…a fun and accessible way to educate the local community on important issues, environmentally, that are impacting us right now in our current ecosystem,” says Shaneberger. The monthly screenings not only spread awareness, but bring light to the issues that directly effect the community. Following each screening is a dialogue, sometimes led by an expert on the topic, also allowing a period for questions and answers.
Lineup for the 2013 Series:
February: Urban Roots, which looks at revitalization in the urban farming community of Detroit.
March: Seeds of Freedom, about food and farming.
April: The Last Mountain, looking at water issues through the use of coal.
May: Power Surge, looking at climate change through the use of green technologies.
The WMEAC Film Series takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Doors open at 6pm and the program runs until 9pm. There is a suggested donation of $5. More information on the series can be found at https://wmeac.org/filmseries/.
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“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.