Sustainability Film Festival

Co-Sponsored by Fondren Library Media Collection & The SMU Sustainability Committee and The Friends of the SMU Libraries.

Two days: Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th.  Attendance is free!

Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 pm – Living with the Trinity

Film Screening - Living with the Trinity; Robert Tranchin Guest Speaker

Robert will introduce and discuss his film, Living With the Trinity.

The story of the Trinity River is both fascinating and timely.  As water resource management becomes increasingly important, it is clear that what happens on the Trinity River and the four main branches of its headwaters affects the quality of life of millions of people, including the residents of North Texas, Houston and the heartland in between.  In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Trinity River is currently at the center of ambitious development plans that civic leaders have called the most important public project in the region’s history.

The intent of Living with the Trinity is to make the Trinity River visible again, to restore the river to its rightful place in the consciousness of those who depend upon it.  In doing so, we seek to connect a knowledge of our historical relationship to the Trinity to the way we live our lives today.  It is our hope that this knowledge will enable all of us to make better choices regarding our future relationship to the river and to the environment through which it flows.

Friday, April 5th at 7:00 pm – YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

Film Screening: YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)

YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is a year-long eco-expedition through all 50 United States. With video camera in hand and tongue in cheek, we explore the landscape of America’s unique approach to environmental sustainability. We believe that Americans want to do the right thing – they just don’t want to look strange doing it, and they don’t have the time or the means to explore all the options. That’s where the YERT team comes in. Follow our adventures in over 60 short films as we shamelessly bathe ourselves in the best (and weirdest) of America’s ecological progress with a mix of outrageous antics, provocative examples, and thoughtful reporting.