Film: "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet"


Film: "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet"

DCC 308

April 14, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A Fierce Green Fire:The Battle for a Living Planet documents fifty years of the environmental movement,from conservation to climate change. There are stories about people halting dams in the Grand Canyon, battling toxic waste at Love Canal, and saving whales, profiling Greenpeace, Chico Mendes and people working to address climate change.

This film is one of several events included in Sensing Environments - an Earth Week Festival at Rensselaer. During the week leading up to Earth Day 2013, Rensselaer will host a festival that celebrates Sensing Environments - the ways scholars in different fields have created ways to understand, inhabit, and protect environmental sustainability. Performances, workshops, lectures, and exhibits will showcase how artists, scientists, engineers and humanities scholars have worked - often collaboratively - to help people experience their environments, their significance, and the challenge of protecting them.

Presentations will highlight how scholars have engaged their audiences - including students – through music, film, ethnography, built projects, data visualization and modeling, working to enhance their sense of the environment. Presentations will also explore how environments that animate sensory engagement with nature and sustainability can be created – in classrooms, public spaces, and arenas of governance.

The sponsors of the festival include The Bank of America, Rensselaer's Office of the President, the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts, and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.


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