Students Celebrate Earth Day With Film Screening, Other Activities
Students at Guilford College will observe Earth Day this weekend with a screening of the documentary “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” on Friday, April 22. The screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium, located in the Frank Family Science Center. The screening is free and open to the public.
The film, from the director of “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” is an alternative look at Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear explanation. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, “Queen of the Sun” weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, the film explores both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
A discussion will follow the screening. For more information, contact email@example.com.
On Saturday afternoon, students have planned:
• Recycled material sculpture contest, sponsored by Political Activism Through Art
• Earth Day Fashion Show
• Outdoor solar-powered concert
• Trash and recycling audit
Earlier this week, students organized a sustainable barbecue to bring attention to the risks of large-scale factory farming, particularly in Eastern North Carolina. The barbecue included music and locally-produced food.
On Wednesday, the College observed the completion of green & beyond, a theme year focused on sustainability. The year included a series of discussions and events, including October’s “Solarpalooza,” a Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture by former White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones, and Bryan Series talks by environmental activists Majora Carter and Jean-Michel Cousteau.