The Albert Schweitzer Institute will host a screening of the movie ‘“Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Echlin 101. Pizza will be served at the start of the movie, and there will be discussion about the movie during the event.
Sean Duffy, the executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, says that the main theme of the film is permaculture, “a system of thought and practice that takes as its starting point the idea that we should be able to sustain ourselves on the earth in a way that doesn’t deplete the earth’s resources, but rather regenerates them”.
Duffy says that some of the ways permaculture is practiced the film includes community gardens, using city rooftops for farming and putting rainwater runoff to use. With methods like these, he thinks that they are ways to promote sustainability that can be done on a small scale.
Duffy, who is also a political science professor at Quinnipiac, says that his goal in screening the film is to start a conversation about climate change that could have a lasting impact.
“I’m hoping to find people … who are interested in starting to work some of these idea into what we do as a community – thereby establishing practices that we can bring into the wider communities that we move to after Quinnipiac,” he said by email.