Saturday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. Prairie Crossing School 1531 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake
FILM DESCRIPTION: Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.
David Gelber, Joel Bach and more/2016/50 min/Energy
Sunday, March 5, 5 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan
FILM DESCRIPTION: America Ferrera journeys to Waukegan, Illinois, where tension has developed over an active coal tar plant between those who suffer from health effects and those who depend on it for their livelihood. Sigourney Weaver explores China’s explosive economic growth and the impact it is having on the environment, not only locally but on a massive global scale.
Friday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. College of Lake County Building A Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington St.,Grayslake
FILM DESCRIPTION: In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre our researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.
Lee Botts and Pat Wisniewski/2016/57 min/Conservation
Saturday, March 11, 2:30 p.m. Waukegan Public Library Ray Bradbury Room (lower level) 28 N.County St., Waukegan
FILM DESCRIPTION: Shifting Sands tells the story of how one region, where rare plants grow in the shadows of smokestacks, sparked a movement for a national park; a movement which eventually led to game-changing environmental policies with worldwide impact and unique partnerships on the path to a more sustainable world.
Saturday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington St. Building A, Auditorium, Grayslake
ENGLISH SOUNDTRACK WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES: If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction.