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Carson City’s WNC hosts Earth Week activities

Nevada Appeal staff report

Western Nevada College celebrates Mother Earth with a variety of activities and free film screenings at the Carson City and Fallon campuses. The events are designed to generate conversation and enhance understanding about the environment.

Events on the Carson City campus will include:

Tuesday, April 21

Two films from "Years of Living Dangerously," the Emmy award-winning documentary film series on climate change, will be shown.

"Dry Season" will be featured from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Joe Dini Library. "Dry Season" explores the devastating effects of drought and deforestation in the U.S. and across the world as it relates to climate change, uprisings, war, and unemployment. Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screening. Admission is free.

"End of the Woods" will be featured from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100. Arnold Schwarzenegger accompanies a "Hot Shot" team into a forest fire while looking into evidence pointing to global warming. With warming winters, bark beetles lay waste to American forests. Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screenings. Admission is free.

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Thursday, April 23

"Plastic Paradise: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch," a film that changes the way we think about plastic, will be featured from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Joe Dini Library and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100. Admission is free. Journalist Angela Sun takes viewers on a journey to see the long-term effects of plastic debris on marine life on and around the Midway Atoll islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, May 1

Geology professor Winnie Kortemeier will present a free lecture on the geology of America's national parks at 7 p.m. at Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100.

Events to be held on the Fallon campus will include:

Monday, April 20

"Film –Switch: Discover the Future of Energy" will be featured from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. in Virgil Getto Hall, 302. The award-winning nonpartisan film explores most of the world energy sources, examining their pros and cons and future effectiveness. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 22

Recycled Art Show, Virgil Getto Art Gallery, admission is free.

Thursday April, 23:

"A Dangerous Future: Years of Living Dangerously," 5 p.m., Virgil Getto Hall, admission is free.

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