• Free Film Night

Free Film Night: The Privatization of Water

Join us for a free screening of Tapped, a documentary about the privatization of water.

Event flier

Thursday February 25, 2010
6-8pm
Suffolk University
73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108, 1st floor Amenities Conference Room.

Snacks to be provided.  Bottled water will not be served!  You are encouraged to bring a travel mug. 

Film to be followed by Q&A with expert panel.  Free and open to the public.

For questions or to RSVP, contact recycle@suffolk.edu.

Moderator

Dr. Greta Meszoely holds a Phd. in Law Policy and Society where she applied complexity theory to study the problem of managing sustainable water resources systems.  She is currently a faculty member in the Sawyer Business School where she teaches and researches complex systems.  Greta is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Charles River Watershed Association.

Panelists

Tim Griffin is the Director of the Agriculture, Food & Environment program, an interdisciplinary graduate program at Tufts University, located in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  He is also involved in Water: Systems Science and Society program, which focuses on water issues across the schools at Tufts.  His main interests are: the intersection of production agriculture and the environment, including conservation, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; and reducing the environmental movement of nutrients from agriculture; and the development and implementation of local- to regional-scale food systems.

Margaret Van Deusen is the deputy director and general counsel to the Charles River Watershed Association, the environmental non-profit based in Weston MA, which uses science, advocacy and the law to protect and enhance the health and public accessibility of the Charles River and its watershed lands. She works on water resource sustainability issues and directs CRWA’s multi-year campaign to protect streamflow and habitat by changing water regulation and policy. Representing the Ipswich River Watershed Association, Margaret obtained conservation-based water withdrawal permits that have now been adopted statewide and she is working with other environmental groups to get streamflow standards developed for MA rivers. She is a member of MRWA’s Water Supply Citizens’ Advisory Committee, MassDEP’s Water Resources Management Advisory Committee, and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ new Sustainable Water Management Initiative.
 
John Stewart is the National Campaign Organizer for Corporate Accountability International’s Think Outside the Bottle Campaign. John graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2008 with a degree in Latin American Studies. After graduation, John was accepted to a year-long field training program for environmental organizers called Green Corps. Through Green Corps, John worked with environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, 1sky, and Environment Minnesota, as well as social justice organizations like the US Public Interest Research Group. In the spring, John worked with the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign to build the grassroots support necessary for the state government of New York to become the first to cut all contracts with bottled water corporations and reinvest in their public water systems. He looks forward to taking the campaign national in 2010.

Event Sponsors

Suffolk University Sustainability Committee, Suffolk University Environmental Club, Suffolk University Chapter of the American Chemistry Society, The Green Roundtable / NEXUS, Top Sprouts, the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.

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