On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Jeff Todd Titon (emeritus, Brown), Denise Von Glahn (FSU), and Aaron Allen (UNCG) presented a lecture entitled "Music in a Changing Climate" in the Best Buy Theater at Northrup Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The lecture also featured performances by Dan Crawford, Ben Osterhouse, Matthew McIntyre and the Sumunar Gamelan ensemble. Mark Pedelty MC'd the event sponsored by the Imagine Fund, Institute on the Environment, Institute for Advanced Study, Blue Thumb, the Department of Communication Studies and School of Music.
Everyone knows our waters are troubled, so what are we going to do about it? Watch a bold community effort to clean up rivers, lakes, and watersheds, one yard at a time. The film follows Metro Bloom’s “A Neighborhood of Raingardens” project, illustrating the promises and problems of their citizen-centered approach to cleaner water. “A Neighborhood of Raingardens” could change the way we think about our water, our lawns, our lives, and our communities.