Green Campus film screening: "Backfired: When VW Lied to America"

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will screen the second Green Campus series film of the year called “Backfired: When VW Lied to America” on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 2303. The film is free and open to the public

“Backfired: When VW Lied to America” is an award-winning film that tells the inside story of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal as it unfolds, inspiring viewers to think about our obligation to fight for clean air.

The story begins at West Virginia University in 2013 when a group of students accidentally discover the defective device. They share their discovery with the California Air Resources Board, who verify the finding and engage with the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice to file a suit against VW’s top executives. VW is fined $15 billion, the largest fine in U.S. auto history which is now known as “Dieselgate.”

The environmental series is supported by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative encouraging sustainability, and comprehension of local and global environs.

Contact Tim Pelton, civic engagement coordinator, at tpelton@bloomu.edu or 570-389-5437 for further information.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.