USC to screen acclaimed film on climate change

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USC to screen acclaimed film on climate change

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Published on 30 May 2014

The University of the Sunshine Coast will present a free public screening of an award-winning environmental documentary, Chasing Ice, on Friday 6 June.

The screening at 6pm is part of an Education for Sustainability event, which will also include a discussion panel of climate scientists and academics and a networking session for businesses with an interest in environmental sustainability.

In Chasing Ice, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog uses time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

His film compresses years into seconds to capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

USC Academic Fellow Phyllis Araneo said the event was part of the University’s commitment to sustainability issues and regional engagement.

“A networking hour beginning at 5pm will feature local businesses with an interest in environmentally sustainable practices and products,” Ms Araneo said.

“A 6pm screening of Chasing Ice will follow and there will then be a discussion panel of climate scientists and academics, including Livio Regano, to answer questions related to the film.

“The local community is welcome to attend and engage.”

The Education for Sustainability Movie Screening event is on Friday 6 June at USC’s Sippy Downs campus (Lecture Theatre 1, Building K).

People can register their interest in attending by emailing Ms Araneo at paraneo@usc.edu.au or by visiting the University of the Sunshine Coast Chasing Ice page on Facebook.

The event is also a precursor to the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival to be held at USC’s Sippy Downs campus on Sunday 8 June from 10am to 4pm.

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