Fri., Aug. 17; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium
Environmental Film Series: Ocean Cities

Join us monthly for an exciting new film screening and discussion series.

Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Read on to learn what's coming next!

August Screening: Ocean Cities

Fri., Aug. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m., join us in Botany Hall Auditorium for a screening of Ocean Cities. In this era of climate change and sea level rise, how can coastal cities around the world innovate and connect to the oceans they border? Professor Timothy Beatley explores urban projects around the world representing the new green movement that hopes to move beyond our urban environments to a regenerative way of living. Filmed in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Monterey, Vancouver Baltimore Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

After the film, stick around for a lively discussion with the City of Pittsburgh's Senior Resilience Coordinator Rebecca Kiernan. Working in the Department of City Planning, Rebecca develops documents such as the ONEPGH Preliminary Resilience Assessment, Resilience Strategy, Equity Indicators Report and Investment Prospectus. Her position focuses on building social, ecological, economic and physical resilience to city-wide shocks and stresses. She holds a B.A. from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and an M.S. in public policy and management with a focus in environmental policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Rebecca is a board member of Steel City Soils, an urban composting cooperative, and also serves on the City’s Shade Tree Commission.

Watch the Trailer

How to Attend

Tickets are required to attend the screening and are free with regular admission to Phipps. Pick up your free tickets in Phipps' Welcome Center at 5:30 p.m. or later on the day of the show. Phipps is open until 10 p.m. every Friday.

About the Series

Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Screenings for the Environmental Film Series will take place on the third Friday of every month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps. 

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