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York College of PA to screen ‘WALL-E’ on Sept. 21 as part of fall sustainability series

September 15, 2022
WallE Movie Poster

York College’s annual Cultural Series offers a number of programs focused on sustainability: doing something without negatively affecting the environment, community, and society as a whole. All events are open to the public free of charge.

A screening of WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth, is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sept. 21, in Room 218 of the Humanities Center. This computer-animated science fiction film depicts the last robot left on Earth to clean the uninhabited planet filled with piled-up garbage after decades of mass consumerism.

Katie Butler, founder of the GeoLiteracy Project, will present “Clean Water Act Funding Supporting Sustainability through Green Infrastructure Innovation” at 7 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Willman Business Center’s Weinstock Lecture Hall. To solve global environmental challenges, individual nations must establish laws, regulations, and incentives. This talk will examine how the U.S. Clean Water Act encourages the integration of "green infrastructure reserve" initiatives that emphasize energy efficiency, green infrastructure, water efficiency, and environmental innovative strategies for managing water resources sustainably.

Dr. Tim Hawkins, Chair of the Department of Geography and Earth Science at Shippensburg University, will discuss global warming at 7 p.m., Nov. 16, in the Willman Business Center’s Weinstock Lecture Hall. Hawkins will discuss global warming with a particular focus on regional to local impacts. He will highlight the results of conducting greenhouse gas inventories and developing climate actions plans at the university, community, and county levels.