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KC celebrates Earth Day with unique films

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Kishwaukee College will offer two films today that give community members a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth Day. “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip” will be shown at 2 p.m. and “Green Fire” will be shown at 7 p.m. Both films will be screened in the Student Lounge in the Kishwaukee College Student Center and are free and open to the public.

“YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip” follows three friends who traveled all 50 states in one year to explore how individuals face environmental challenges and crises ... and kept all their garbage with them! Along the way, they find the wonderful and the weird and document it all with humor and a sense of hope. This is billed as a “docu-comedy” and has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.

“Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how his work shaped conservation in the 20th century and still inspires people today. Prior to the film, beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be a public reading of excerpts from Leopold’s seminal conservation work, “A Sand County Almanac.”

For more information on either films or the readings, call Terese Dudek at 815-825-2086, ext. 3640.

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