Death by Design Showing, Chico, California


The Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University, Chico presents Death by Design

Thursday, October 19, 4:30pm
Colusa Hall, Room 100B, California State University - Chico, Chico, California
FREE and open to the public; donated food items to support the Wildcat Pantry are appreciated

California State University, Chico continues its film series for Campus Sustainability Month with a showing of Death by Design on October 19. Seating for this event starts at 4:30pm.

Consumers love - and live on - their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side that the electronics industry doesn't want you to see.

In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

Death by Design tells the stories of young Chinese workers laboring in unsafe conditions, American families living with the tragic consequences of the industry's toxic practices, activists leading the charge to hold brands accountable, and passionate entrepreneurs who are developing more sustainable products and practices to safeguard our planet and our future.

From the intensely secretive electronics factories in China, to the high tech innovation labs of Silicon Valley, Death by Design tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast-approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.


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October 19, 2017 at 4:30pm
Colusa Hall, Room 100B
California State University, Chico
400 W First St
Chico, CA 95929
United States
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