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Frontiers in the Environment: The Raingarden Renaissance (Mark Pedelty)

Date: 03/24/2010

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: IonE Seminar Room R380 Vocational-Technical Education

Cost: Free

Description:

The Raingarden Renaissance (film screening)
Mark Pedelty, Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication


The Raingarden Renaissance is a film about Metro Blooms' bold effort to clean up Powderhorn Lake. Metro Blooms and the "Neighborhood of Raingardens" volunteers are working with residents to install 150 raingardens in Powderhorn, using a similar-sized neighborhood as a control to evaluate the effect of the raingardens on stormwater quality and quantity. The film presents compelling images, sound and information related to the material, animal and human components of Metro Blooms' pioneering project. A team of University of Minnesota faculty, students and professional staff is working on the film, and would like community feedback on Part 1, a 20-minute segment covering season one.

 

Watch live via UMConnect: http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

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The Institute on the Environment is breathing new life into the old lecture series. Frontiers in the Environment explores the frontiers of knowledge in climate change, renewable energy, land use, food security and many other environmental hot topics. Our speakers go easy on the PowerPoint slides and heavy on the big ideas. They provide the audience with a true understanding of the issue, its global significance and breakthroughs on the horizon. Join us Wednesdays for a presentation and Q&A session, followed by a casual get-together in the IonE Commons. The lectures also air live on the Web and are archived for future viewing.

 

Contact:

  • Name: Stephanie Szurek
  • E-mail: sjszurek@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment

More information: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html

Disability Options:

Room is handicap accessible.

Event Recording: http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers

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