PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions hosts ‘Glacial Balance’ screening

On Tuesday April 22, a free and public screening of the documentary film Glacial Balance will take place in room 296 of Smith Memorial Student Union starting at 5 p.m. to wrap up the Earth Day Festival in the South Park Blocks. The event will be hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Afterward, Portland State geology professor and local glacier expert, Andrew Fountain, will lead a discussion on glacier recession in the Pacific Northwest.

This film focuses on the diminishment of glaciers in the Andes Mountains. It enters the lives of the local villagers residing along the mountains from Colombia to Argentina, exposing the reality of the decline while exploring the potential effects these events will have on the survival of the people there.

This screening is just one of the several events taking place this week as a part of PSU’s Environmental Club’s Earth Week festivities. The week of events spanned from April 16 to April 22 and were free and open to the public.