UW Hosts ‘Tiny’ Film Screening Friday to Launch Conservation Expo
“Tiny: A Story about Living Small” can be seen Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception in the Berry Center lobby.
The film follows a young couple in Colorado as they construct their own 8.5-by-16-foot house on a trailer bed. It explores questions of good design, the nature of home and the changing American dream.
The film launches the 2014 Laramie Conservation Expo, scheduled Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Albany County Fairgrounds Activity Center. The film and expo are free and open to the public. The Laramie Rivers Conservation District, the Campus Sustainability Committee and the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources sponsor the events.
The ninth annual Laramie Conservation Expo promotes a responsible conservation ethic in the community by offering citizens tools and methods to conserve water, energy and other resources. Interested in composting, growing your own food, installing a wind turbine, purchasing a hybrid vehicle, water-efficient landscaping or building an energy-efficient home? More than 40 exhibitors representing business, government, nonprofits and home practitioners will give demonstrations and answer questions about these topics and more.
Vendors will display products to help with landscaping, green building, alternative energy, alternative transportation, recycling, local foods and environmental education.
The Laramie Rivers Conservation District (www.lrcd.net) provides leadership to conserve and protect the quality of Albany County’s soil and water, as well as water and other resources across Wyoming.
The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (www.uwyo.edu/haub) advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resource challenges.
The Campus Sustainability Committee (www.uwyo.edu/sustainability) advances environmental and economic sustainability at UW.
Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller, the filmmakers behind "Tiny: A Story about Living Small," with their 130-square-foot tiny house. (Kevin Hoth Photo)