Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions on Earth Day for a free screening of the film Glacial Balance, followed by a discussion with PSU geology professor and local glacier expert Andrew Fountain.
When: April 22, 2014 | 5 p.m.
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296
Free and open to the public
A journey along the spine of the Andes, from Colombia to Argentina, Glacial Balance takes a close-up, personal look into the lives of local villagers who are first affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve—the canaries in the mine.
Few things are changing as fast on our home planet as the cryosphere—the frozen portion of the earth's surface, which is melting quickly. And nowhere faster or with more grievous effect than along the Andes, as the piercing film makes clear!
—Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org