‘Climate and food’ theme of three-part film series starting March 26

“Climate and Food” is the theme of the sixth annual Human Dimensions of Climate Change film series that kicks off March 26 at the University of Maine.

Each of the three films will begin at 6 p.m. in Classroom 1 of Fogler Library and will be followed by a discussion.

“Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” on March 26 reveals the global consequences of the systemic obsession with expiration dates, perfect produce and portion sizes. Brie Berry, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology and environmental policy, will lead the discussion.

In “Seeds of Time” on April 2, agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler and farmers around the planet embark on passionate and personal journeys to save seeds — a resource we can’t live without. Brian McGill, professor of biological science, will lead the discussion.

“Meat the Truth” on April 9 details how livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, trucks, trains, boats and planes combined. Tony Sutton, Ph.D. candidate in ecology and environmental studies, will lead a discussion after the film.

Cindy Isenhour, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute, and Jen Bonnet, social sciences and humanities librarian at Fogler Library, organized the series. The Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute, Fogler Library and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions are sponsors.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, email Bonnet at jenbonnet@maine.edu.