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The Sustainable Film Series: Death By Design

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM
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Death by Design Production and ConsumptionTake a minute to think about the number of electronics you own. Smartphone, tablet, laptop, and smartwatch just name a few of what most Americans individually own these days. Think about the last time you were on a plane ride or went on a road trip. Did you use your electronics to entertain you? To take pictures of the scenery around you? To share your adventures with the world?

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Electronics are part of our culture now. We use them to communicate and to entertain. But do we ever think about where they go once they no longer become useful – once we upgrade our devices or if they break? Many of us worry about getting rid of these devices because of what they contain inside. Our electronics encase microchips and heavy metals, metals that we probably don’t want to come into direct contact with too often. They affect our health, the health of the environment around us, and can leach out toxic chemicals if not disposed of or recycled correctly.

Even if we do the best job we can at recycling our devices (this is actually required by Colorado law), we rarely consider the people who helped to produce them or the parts of our planet from which those heavy metals were extracted. Sue Williams sheds some light on these topics by revealing the hidden life of electronics in this month’s film, Death by Design. She’ll take us behind the scenes to discover the true cost of these convenient devices we rely on daily.

Death by Design will be featured at Loaded Joe’s in Avon on January 8th and at the Dusty Boot in Eagle on January 15th as a part of the Sustainable Film Series. The Sustainable Film Series is an annual project of Walking Mountains Science Center intended to raise awareness and encourage community conversation about pressing issues impacting our world.

Walking Mountains Science Center works closely with other local organizations to encourage proper disposal of electronic waste in Eagle County. Attend the film to learn what is happening locally and how you can take action for environmental justice and the health of our community.

To view the entire line-up of the series, visit www.walkingmountains.org/films and for more information about this film, visit http://deathbydesignfilm.com/

 

IF YOU GO…..
What: Death by Design film is part of the Sustainable Film Series
When/Where: This event was hosted in January 2019
Cost: $5 suggested donation

More Information: Email melissak@walkingmountains.org

Topics: The Sustainable Film Series

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