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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Environmental Film Series- From the Ashes

Nov 20, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry Room 130

The School of Environment and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment invite you to the Autumn 2017 Environmental Film Series, with lively discussions led by leading OSU and local experts. This showing is "From the Ashes" (2017). 
Discussion Leaders for this film are Tarunjit Butalia, PhD, Research Assoc. Prof, OSU Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and Tim Lohner, PhD, Consulting Environmental Specialist, American Electric Power.
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Free pizza and beverages at 6:45.

This public offering is also an Autumn 2017 course offering through ENR 4193 Section 32330 and  ENR 6193 Section 34528.
Complete sign up by 10/16/2017 for an independent study course by attending the six films/discussions and writing essays afterwards. Syllabus at and Consult your faculty advisor to determine how this 1-credit course may meet requirements for your major.

Instructor: David Hanselmann ( or 614-247-1908)

From the Ashes is an important documentary that underscores one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States, said National Geographic Global Networks’ Courteney Monroe. “The film explores the reality of coal’s role in climate change while offering insight into solutions that could help revive the struggling economies of dying mining towns and still safeguard the environment. We are thrilled to partner with RadicalMedia and Bloomberg Philanthropies to amplify the complex conversation about the coal industry as well as alternative forms of energy. For over a century, mining and energy companies have been privatizing coal’s profits while socializing its costs. Coal plant pollution kills 7,500 Americans a year and causes many more serious illnesses," said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and co-author of the new book “Climate of Hope.” From the Ashes shows the risks we face as a nation if we continue to rely on coal and examines how Americans in local communities, including in coal country, are helping to lead the transition toward cleaner air and stronger economies.