Join us for a Film Zoom Trivia event for Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd at 12:30pm.
How it works: Watch the 45 minute documentary, RiverBlue, on your own time, before April 22.
On April 22 (Earth Day) join us at 12:30 on Zoom (registration required) for a Kahoot style quiz and test your knowledge of the film.
Have we mentioned prizes???
Did you know that our very own Mark Angelo, founder of the BCIT River’s Institute, was an integral part of this award winning documentary?
This film spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Blue Jeans, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.
Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this RIVERBLUE examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
Not able to make the trivia event, but want to be a part of BCIT’s Earth Day events? Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook about something you learned from the film and add the hashtag #BCITearthday2021 to be entered into a draw for additional prizes!
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=747kbvLHM0Y
Watch the film here: https://bcit.kanopy.com/video/riverblue-0
In celebration, the BCITSA is also hosting 2 great workshops.
Workshop 1: Zero Waste Workshop – Saving the Planet by Reducing and Reusing One Item at a Time
Date: Monday April 19th from 5 pm to 6:30 pm PST
Guest Speaker: Connie Reichelsdorfer, Once the Executive Director of Zero Waste Canada, Connie remains an environmental advocate with a passion for waste reduction and dismantling greenwashing efforts. She also bridges technical marketing challenges for many environmental non-profits and small businesses to help them advance their missions towards a cleaner, healthier planet.
Workshop Description: When given the opportunity and tools, most people are eager to protect our environment and preserve our natural resources. In this virtual information session, you will learn what a zero waste lifestyle is and explore actionable tips on reusing and reducing; the two most impactful paths to a healthier planet. Join us to meet other like-minded students and BCIT community members and brainstorm ideas to make change in your community.
Registration Link: https://www.bcitsa.ca/events/zero-waste/
Workshop 2: From Grief to Hope to Action: A Climate Ambassador Workshop
Date: Thursday April 22 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST
Guest Speaker: Grace Nosek, Grace is Founder and Student Director of the UBC Climate Hub. She is a PhD Candidate in Law at UBC studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar and a Killam doctoral scholar, and a past Canada-U.S. Fulbright recipient. She holds a B.A. from Rice University, a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. Grace has written and published three novels in a hopeful climate fantasy series, the Ava of the Gaia trilogy. She also created and hosts Planet Potluck, a podcast exploring stories of hope, joy, and community in the climate movement.
Workshop Description: Overwhelmed by the onslaught of climate news and other pressing justice issues? Unsure of how to take effective action on climate justice? Join us for an interactive conversation about becoming climate ambassadors in our communities, grounded in justice, hope, agency, joyful community, systems change, and storytelling. Learn how the fossil fuel industry has shaped our public imagination of climate futures and what we can all do to push back against those narratives and build towards a more just, joyful future.
All events are open to students, staff and faculty.