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Green Wednesdays are back at KPU

Green Wednesdays are back at KPU

09/16/2014 - 15:01
Green Wednesdays are back at KPU.

Langley, B.C. – The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) School of Horticulture, in collaboration with the non-profit Green Ideas Network, is proud to announce the seventh season of Green Wednesdays: a series of challenging documentaries that explore what we eat, and what we need to sustain our species.

Beginning Oct. 8, the public is invited to view monthly movies on climate change, sustainability, agriculture and food with KPU horticulture and environmental protection technology students. The screenings often include informed guest speakers who engage the room in spirited conversation, and open up a public dialogue on the environmental issues that affect each and every one of us.

“The films challenge viewers to consider ways we can make our everyday world, and our future world, better for the diversity of robust, life-giving species we share the planet with,” said Betty Cunnin, KPU horticulture instructor and faculty support for Green Wednesdays.

Each Green Wednesday explores issues pertaining to the ecological impacts of human choice on our lives, and those of generations to come. Past participants have been inspired to start the Langley Farmer’s Market, initiate food gardens in their children’s schools and work with local councils to reduce water waste.

“Guests leave encouraged to share and explore ideas with their community. And each time they do, they have a hand in making the world a more just and sustainable planet for all of us,” added Cunnin.

This season’s movies include the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries DamNation and Revolution. Also in the line-up are two films from local filmmakers Jen and Grant Baldwin, and Taina and Ilkka Uitto. Held at KPU Langley, the screenings run the second Wednesday of each month, and are graciously sponsored by: A Bread Affair, Nature’s Fare Markets, Vancity, Ethical Bean Coffee Company and Bullfrog Power.

The opening event on Oct. 8 is a collaboration with the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), in celebration of BC Rivers Day and WaterWeeks. Hosted by LEPS, in partnership with the Township of Langley, WaterWeeks is an annual series of events that provide opportunity for residents of all ages to experience, appreciate and take action to protect their community’s watershed, wildlife and natural resources.

Starting in November, movies will begin at 7 p.m. at KPU Langley (20901 Langley Bypass), in room 1030. Admission to each event is by donation. Registration is recommended due to limited seating. Most evenings are completed with free draws for abundant – and usually tasty – door prizes.

All movies are open to the public as well as all KPU students, faculty and staff. The 2014/15 season of films is scheduled to present:

  • Wed. Oct. 8, 2014: DamNation (87 min)*
  • Wed. Nov. 12, 2014: Powerful Energy for Everyone (52 min)
  • Wed. Dec. 3, 2014: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (75 min)
  • Wed. Jan. 14, 2015: From the Waste Up (82 min)
  • Wed. Feb. 11, 2015: Profit or Loss (57 min)
  • Wed. Mar. 11, 2015: Feeding Frenzy (57 min)
  • Wed. Apr. 8, 2015: Revolution (90 min)

*For capacity, this first event will be held at the Fraser River Presentation Theatre (4th Floor, 20335 65th Ave., Langley).

For more information or to register, contact: Betty Cunnin at 604.599.3348 or betty.cunnin@kpu.ca.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.

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