Sustainable OKC, the Cimarron Chapter of Sierra Club, and Slow Food OKC are sponsoring a film series, "Sustainability on Film," at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Wed., Sept 15 - Sun., Sept 20, with a panel discussion following the Sunday film.
The films highlight a complex array of the challenges facing us. Film Curator Brian Hearn describes the series:
As our economic, social and environmental activities become increasingly integrated on a global scale, the human species faces unprecedented challenges. In the wake of the groundbreaking documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” filmmakers have been examining the complex issues facing our species and planet: climate change, dwindling natural resources, population growth, economic crises and political conflict. Along the way humans are finding innovative, simple solutions from growing their own food, to green building, to developing new forms of renewable energy. These films explore how we meet our needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
Wed., Sept. 16 – “Fresh” & “Food for Thought”
Thurs., Sept. 17 – “The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project” & “Greening in the Heartland”
Sun., Sept. 20 – “Earth Days”
Join us Sunday after the final screening for a panel discussion, “Sustainability in Oklahoma: Where Do We Go from Here?” with local experts on how Oklahomans are dealing with the global issue of sustainability. Panelists for the discussion following Sunday's film:
Bruce Edwards, Director, Urban Harvest at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
Kenneth Fitzsimmons, architect, U.S. Green Building Council, Oklahoma Chapter
Stephanie Jordan, Sierra Club Conservation Committee / Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Oklahoma
Jim Roth, attorney and Chair of the Alternative "Green" Energy practice group, Phillips Murrah P.C.
Shauna Lawyer Struby, Sustainable OKC / Transition Town OKC
Jonathan Willner, Professor of Economics, Oklahoma City University
Complete listing of films, screening times and summaries of each film available here.