The NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy will present its second annual Environmental Film Festival at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb.
Doors open at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The first film will screen at 4 p.m.
This year’s theme, “Developing an Earth Ethic,” honors the legacy of Aldo Leopold – environmentalist, author, father of wildlife ecology – with films that depict the many ways humans can value the Earth.
Several environmental organizations will be represented in the lobby to provide resources for filmgoers. Locally donated door prizes will be given during breaks between films for patrons who are present.
A silent auction also will be held to benefit the Environmental Studies program.
- 4 p.m. “Our Planet Earth”
- 4:30 p.m. The 1972 made-for-TV-version of “The Lorax”
- 5 to 5:45 p.m. Break for dinner
- 6:00 “Butterflies and Bulldozers”
- 7:15 p.m. Reception for artist Siew Lian Lim
- 7:30 p.m. “Division Street”
- 9 p.m. “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”
The film festival is free and open to the public. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. Second St., and free municipal and street parking is available nearby. For more information, call (815) 753-5987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.