Common Experience Project on Sustainability film, "The Price of Sand"

Ohio University Common Experience Project on Sustainability sponsored film series February 12,­ 7 pm.­ at the Athena Cinema Uptown, 20 South Court Street, Athens

Free Admission- the Athens and University community are warmly invited to our second film in the series!

The Price of Sand

A film that explores the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity, while the rapidity of opening mines is impacting local communities. Explores the boom cycle of extractive industries and the indirect impact of fracking on families, businesses and the larger region.
Faculty, student, community panel to follow generating discussion.


The Common Experience Project on Sustainability seeks to expand an understanding of sustainability and future possibilities.



Published: Feb 5, 2014