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Loyola to host new Baltimore Environmental Film Series

| By Stephanie Weaver
The Harvest/La Cosecha

Loyola University Maryland introduces the Baltimore Environmental Film Series, a year-long series of events encompassing film, discussion, and sustainability.

The series, which kicks off with an outdoor screening of The Harvest/La Cosecha on Sept. 23 at the Govanstowne Farmers’ Market, was inspired by other environmentally-themed film festivals in cities across the United States, including one in Washington, D.C., that has been held annually since 1993. Elizabeth Dahl, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and series organizer, saw a need for a similar event in Baltimore and knew Loyola was the ideal location.

“Environmental sustainability is a social justice issue, closely aligned with Loyola’s mission as a Jesuit institution committed to leading efforts to bring positive change to those most in need,” said Dahl.

Loyola’s film festival merges the art of film with environmental education and advocacy. The series is also one of many events helping Loyola publicize a new, interdisciplinary minor in environmental and sustainability studies. 

The film events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted, and most will consist of short film and a feature film followed by a discussion with the audience.

A full list of dates and films, along with more information about each event, is available at

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