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"No Impact Man" Colin Beavan to Deliver Keynote, Screen Film at Marist's 6th Annual Sustainability Day

POUGHKEEPSIE - Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and subject of the documentary of the same name, will deliver the keynote address at Marist's 6th Annual Sustainability Day, February 28, which includes a full slate of films, speakers, workshops and displays focusing on this year's theme, "Watch Your Step: Know Your Ecological Footprint." All events take place in the Student Center and are free and open to the public.

Beavan's book and the film document "the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process."

Other environmental documentaries will be screened in the Lowell Thomas Screening Room (LT 019) in the days leading up to Sustainability Day, including Idle Threat, George Pakenham's film about his five-year campaign to get New York City motorists to turn off their idling engines and reduce air pollution. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.

The full schedule of events for Sustainability Day and Week, sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Media Arts Department as part of Sustainability Week, follows:

Mon. Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m, LT 019 Screening Room: No Impact Man (2009, 93 min)

Tues., Feb. 26, 7:00 p.m., LT 019 Screening Room: Chasing Ice (2012, 80 min)

Wed., Feb. 27, 6:00 p.m., LT 019 Screening Room: Idle Threat (2012, 60 min), Followed by Q&A with director George Pakenham

Thurs., Feb. 28:

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nelly Goletti Theatre: Film screening of No Impact Man (2009, 93 min)

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Informational and educational displays

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Performing Arts Room (PAR): Opening address by Fran Dunwell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, on “The Hudson Valley Region’s Ecological Footprint”

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., PAR: Workshop on campus sustainability in the Hudson River Valley

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 pm, PAR: Workshop on sustainability efforts on the Marist College campus

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 pm: Keynote address by Colin Beavan, No Impact Man

 For more information please visit the Campus Sustainability Advisor Committee website or contact Steve Sansola at 575-3517 or by email.