Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability
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About the Event
After the film, a discussion and Q&A will be led by Dr. Carena Van Riper from the UIUC department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and Dr. Robert Pahre from the department of Political Science. LCF is proud to co-sponsor this exciting free film event, along with UIUC’s Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program.
Along the south shore of Lake Michigan, a globally rare environment collided with the industrial giants that built our nation. This collision, over a century old, gave rise to some of the most influential environmental conflicts, and became a microcosm for one of the most pressing issues of our time: sustainability. How do we maintain our way of life without destroying the natural world on which we all depend?
Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability tells the story of how one region, where rare plants grow in the shadows of smokestacks, sparked a movement for a national park, leading to unique partnerships and game-changing environmental policies with worldwide impact.
The film production company is For Goodness Sake Productions. Learn more on the film's website.