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Schedule: Monday April 21, 2014
For a one page, printable schedule of Earth Week events at both campuses, please click here.
Location: Folsom Lake College Main Campus
All events are held in the Community Room, FL1-20, unless indicated otherwise.
9:00 - 10:30 am
"Food Inc" (2008)
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here. www.foodincmovie.com
Film and discussion hosted by Professor Tracy Rauschkolb (English)
10:30 - 12:00 pm
City of Folsom Tree Census Project
Ken Menzer, Folsom city arborist will describe an ongoing effort to count the number of trees within the city of Folsom. Join the Biology 410 class in a hands-on information and training session on how to become involved in this research project. Participants will learn about the goals and scope of the tree census project, how to use a simple field guide to identify trees commonly found in Folsom (and on campus), and how to use GPS/GIS hand-held devices for data collection.
Hosted by Professor Eric Wada (Biology).
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Outside on the Falcon's Roost back patio
FLC Caribbean Jazz Collective
Folsom Lake College musicians playing a fusion of Caribbean world music styles including Reggae, Ska, and Calypso flavored Jazz. Not to be missed!
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Creating a Sustainable Life through Natural Building
Brian Baker, a natural builder/sustainable living enthusiast will examine the core concepts behind Natural Building and how individuals can create a life of harmony and sustainability. During the presentation he will also discuss his current projects and how people can get involved. Besides ovens, Brian is well versed in adobe/cob building, strawbale construction, the slow food movement, and off the grid living. You can learn more about him at www.bohemianearthbuilding.com.
Hosted by Professor Steve Holzberg (Biology)
5:00 - 7:00 pm
"Revenge of the Electric Car" (2012)
Revenge of the Electric Car by acclaimed filmmaker Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?) features the high-stakes race by General Motors, Tesla Motors, and Nissan for which company can first bring gas-free electric vehicles (EVs) to the masses -- for real this time. With tens of thousands of electric Nissan Leafs, Chevy Volts, and Tesla Roadsters being sold to eager consumers this year, and more than 30 additional electric models set to hit dealerships in the next few years, the film's debut could not be more timely. The film also tells the story of Greg "Gadget" Abbott, who retrofits gas-powered cars and turns them electric. The review on TheMovieBanter.com said: "One of the most interesting and entertaining documentaries I have ever seen, Revenge of the Electric Car lets you into the amazing lives of four different people and their perspective on the electric car."
Hosted by Professor Dan Ross (Engineering) & the Engineering Club
Location: El Dorado Center in Placerville
All events are held in the Community Room, C-102, unless indicated otherwise.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Environmental Sustainability Panel
The Socratic Society, FLC's philosophy club, is sponsoring a panel of professors and environmental professionals from a variety of fields to answer and discuss how we can each be more environmentally friendly. Bring your questions about environmental issues and an open mind!
Hosted by Professor Robert Fox & Socratic Club