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Is change a ‘dirty’ word? Film festival to feature four environmental documentaries April 19, 20

April 4, 2011

Is Change a DIRTY Word? posterNIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy will host its first environmental film festival Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St.

“Is Change a ‘Dirty’ Word?” is the theme of this year’s festival, which will feature four environmental documentaries, an environmental art exhibit and a panel discussion about how to become locally involved in positive environmental change.

Those who attend three of the four films will be entered into a prize drawing. Refreshments will be sold in the lobby.

Tuesday night’s films are “Burning the Future: Coal in America” showing at 6:30 p.m. and “The Green House. Design it! Build it! Live it!” showing at 8:45 p.m.

Wednesday night’s films are “Living Downstream” showing at 6:30 p.m. and “Dirt! The Movie” showing at 8:15 p.m., followed at 9:45 p.m. by the panel discussion “Moving Forward.”

The Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy is a new initiative at NIU. Visit for more information and a complete list of campus, community and business partners.

For more information, call (815) 753-6563 or e-mail [email protected].