Before The Flood

Before The Flood is a recent documentary regarding climate change.

Actor *Leonardo DiCaprio* meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions. DiCaprio presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on this planet.

Di Caprio has talked about how the making of the film led him to change his life to lessen his own impact on the planet, and lend a hand to help those impacted by severe climate/weather events.

Doors open at 6:30PM for mingling and refreshments. Free and Open to the Public. Award winning 2016 flim.

“Our Majestic Great Lakes”

Join the Carnegie Branch for a book review and a presentation by the author, Loreen Niewenhuis.

In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked the perimeter of Lake Michigan and wrote the bestselling book, A 1,000-Mile Walk On The Beach. In 2012, Loreen took another long journey, covering 1,000 miles of shoreline touching all five Great Lakes. The book about this latest adventure, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, explores the entire Great Lakes system.

In this presentation, Loreen will take you along the shores of all five Great Lakes and many of the waterways connecting them. In words, photos, and video, you’ll explore the geology, hydrology, and natural history of the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world. She will also illuminate the threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, destruction of wetlands, and the gradual warming of the lakes.

Niewenhuis speaks with the authority of an expert as she has an M.S. degree in biological sciences. She raises the important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting the fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.

Please, join us as we explore the Great Lakes with author Loreen Niewenhuis.

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Intended for all ages.

Water is Life with the Jackson Sierra Club

LESS=MORE – three short Sierra Club films presented by the Greater Jackson Area Sierra Club. Elaine Wolf, Sierra Club chair, will announce and moderate.

Water is life. Clean water is the life of everyone. Michiganders strongly value protection of the Great Lakes from pollution, and the way we grow our food impacts the quality of our water. At the same time, everyone has the right to safe, healthy food. Access to healthy food and local food production that is resilient and non-polluting is essential for sustainability and a sound economic future. “Less support for polluting factory farming means a more sustainable Michigan.”

Following the screening, a discussion panel will be available to offer insights on local farming practices. We will also sample savory and sweet tarts made by a Michigan chef from local, sustainably-grown ingredients.

Free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for mingling and refreshments.