To stimulate dialogue and inspire planet-friendly action, Green Community Connections is hosting the One Earth Film Festival 2012 April 27-29 at various venues around Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois.
The fest intends to create transformative opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. Fest attendees can expect a weekend packed with an intensive “education & awareness punch” in rich, 2-hour stories on film and solution oriented discussions following each film.
Fest organizers looked far and wide for films with interest and appeal for every member of the family. GCC members hope the fest will be a positive and powerful catalyst for helping Oak Park/River Forest and the Chicago-area move forward as sustainable communities and green community leaders.
For in depth information on each film, please refer to Green Community Connections online @http://greencommunityconnections.org/one-earth-film-fest.
Green Community Connections is a deep-roots organization devoted to creating a sustainable future in the Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois area. We work together to build a resilient, environmentally sustainable community locally, and we strive to be an environmental leader in the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Our mission is to develop a deeper understanding of natural systems, build community, and inspire change that promotes sustainability at the family, organizational and public policy levels.
In 2015 Green Community Connections will host the fourth annual One Earth Film Festival in Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn & River Grove, March 6-8. One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion. We engage private, public and non-profit sector community partners in the sponsorship and production of the film festival.
In conjunction with the 2014 film festival, Green Community Connections sponsored the second annual Young Filmmakers Contest. The contest was created with the goal of engaging the youth in the discussion about sustainability issues and getting them thinking about solutions.
The Green Living & Learning Tour is a great opportunity for Oak Park and River Forest residents to share what they are doing to make their lives more sustainable with innovative green initiatives. Participants see first hand practical, everyday ways to apply ecological principles, and they can ask questions of knowledgeable resource persons and homeowners.
Green Community Connections' web site, e-newsletter and social media pages will keep you informed about sustainability initiatives and events in the Oak Park and River Forest area. We also are a resource for tips and ideas that can make your home and way of life more sustainable.
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Information on added program for May 20th: http://greencommunityconnections.org/one-earth-film-festival-encore-screening-event-may-20th-4pm