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Common Experience Project on Sustainability to host film April 3


The Common Experience Project on Sustainability will sponsor the film "Last Call at the Oasis" at 7 p.m. April 3, at the Athena Cinema.

"Last Call at the Oasis" chronicles current challenges in worldwide water supply, outlines the variables that contribute to chronic shortages, and interviews leading environmental scientists and activists about the ramifications of chemical contamination of drinking water.

More than just an environmental polemic, "Last Call" is a stirring call to action for human, engineering and technology solutions to a decidedly solvable problem.

A discussion will follow with Natalie Kruse, Environmental Studies Ohio University, Michelle Shivley, Sunday Creek Watershed Group, Scott Kester, retired OEPA water specialist and Dick McGuinn, Athens Bill of Rights Committee.

The Common Experience Project on Sustainability is aimed at expanding sustainability literacy across the curriculum. The project will offer an opportunity for faculty engagement in all disciplines with the goal of educating students at Ohio University to the concepts of sustainability.

The Common Experience Project will encourage collaboration and partnerships with University College, the Office of Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Residence Life, The Athena Cinema, the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs and many academic programs and departments.

These collaborations will allow expanded sustainability literacy understanding of Ohio University students and the project will offer speakers, workshops, films and opportunities for engagement to faculty and staff throughout the academic year.

For more information, contact Loraine McCosker, Common Experience Project on Sustainability Coordinator at mccosker@ohio.edu.