UT and UF/IFAS Extension to Present Environmental Film Series This Fall

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TAMPA — The University of Tampa has teamed up with the University of Florida IFAS Extension Pinellas County to present Sustainability Connections, a four-part environmental film series, at UT this fall. All showings are free and open to the public, and will include light refreshments and an expert panel discussion following the film.

A full schedule is below. All showings will be held in the Vaughn Center’s Reeves Theater (200 UT Poe Parkway), and doors open at 6 p.m.

  • Monday, Sept. 12: A Fierce Green Fire tells the story of the environmental movement, from toxic waste at Love Canal to rubbertappers in the Amazon. Come share in the inspiring stories of people who have fought and succeeded against enormous odds. RSVP at https://fiercegreentampa.eventbrite.com.
  • Monday, Oct. 3: Shattered Sky tells the story of how America led the world in solving the biggest environmental crisis ever seen — the hole in the ozone layer — and explores how this issue is eerily similar to the current energy and climate crisis. RSVP at https://shatteredskytampa.eventbrite.com.
  • Monday, Oct. 24: Just Eat It investigates why we as a society devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs, yet throw away nearly 50 percent of our food. RSVP at https://justeatittampa.eventbrite.com.
  • Monday, Nov. 14: Weather Gone Wild explores recent extreme weather events and scientific projections of what we can expect over the next few decades, and shares what we as a society need to do to survive a world of superstorms. RSVP to https://weathertampa.eventbrite.com.

The series is sponsored by the UT biology department, Sustainable UT, LiveWell UT and the provost’s office. For more information, contact Dan Huber at dhuber@ut.edu.

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,300 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.

Contact: Eric Cárdenas
Director, Public Information
(813) 253-6232
Website: www.ut.edu


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