Various Locations Around Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn and River Grove, Illinois. See the Google Map of all locations: http://goo.gl/maps/emOhu
Most events are free, but in order to cover our cost we are inviting donations. Suggested donation is $5/film or $15/festival pass.
As seating is limited we request that you RSVP by selecting the films that you plan to attend - include the number of seats you wish to reserve. See film descriptions, trailers, schedules (subject to change) all on our website! www.oneearthfilmfest.org
If ticket sales have ended for your desired film, and the location is not showing "SOLD OUT", proceed to the venue at least 15 minutes ahead of the start time to obtain an open seat. If the venue is full at that time, we will direct you to a possible alternative film/venue.
To once again stimulate dialogue and inspire planet-friendly action, Green Community Connections is hosting the Third Annual One Earth Film Festival 2014 March 7-9, 2014at various venues around Chicago, including Oak Park and River Forest. The festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival and kicks off with several pre-fest events in February.
The fest creates 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, stories on film and solution-oriented discussions and experiences.
Fest organizers look 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 the Chicago-area move forward as sustainable communities and green community leaders.
30 films in two dozen locations in Chicago and near-West suburbs.
Pre-fest screenings starting in February.
Festival weekend: March 7,8,9. Chicago,
Green Community Connections
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.
One Earth Film Festival
In 2014 Green Community Connections will host the third annual One Earth Film Festival in Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn & River Grove, March 7-9. One Earth Film Festival is a Chicago area film festival that aims to create opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion. The film festival is part of the community and the community part of the film festival. We engage private, public and non-profit sector community partners in the sponsorship and production of the film festival. The 2013 festival drew 2000 from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
One Earth...Our Earth! Young Filmmakers Contest
In conjunction with the 2014 film festival, Green Community Connections is sponsoring the second annual Young Filmmakers Contest. The contest is open to students from grades 3 through college level and has been created with the goal of engaging the youth in the discussion about sustainability issues and getting them thinking about solutions. Each winning filmmaker will receive a cash prize and matching grant of equal value to be given to a non-profit organization chosen by the filmmaker. Winning films will be featured at One Earth Film Festival March 7-9, 2014.
Green Living & Learning Tour
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. The 2013 tour takes place September 28, 2013.
Web & Social Media Connections
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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