Tickets will be $15 at the door!
Join the Columbia Green Fair, Half Moon Outfitters, Conservation Voters of South Carolina and Sustainable Midlands in recognizing 41 years of Earth Day at this celebration of films at 701 Whaley Street. CPAC, PalmettoPride, The Nature Conservancy, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Slow Food, Conservation Voters of South Carolina and Sustainable Midlands will present seven short films.
Silent Auction items will be available for bidding as well as drawings for gift bags from our national sponsors!
Food provided by LowCo BBQ and 116 State.
Snacks provided by Annie's Naturals and Clif Bar.
Cash bar for beer and wine will be available as well.
Doors will open at 5:30PM and Close at 10:30PM
“One Percent of the Planet” (15 min) - Conservation Voters of SC -1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.
“Brower Film Awards” (30 min) Sustainable Midlands -Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards to honor founder and legendary activist David R. Brower. The awards recognize six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental justice advocacy. Meet the 2010 winners: Ana Elisa Perez-Quintero, De’Anthony Jones, Freya Chay, Marcus Grignon, Misra Walker, Varsha Vijay
“Witness” (18 min) The Nature Conservancy -Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers president Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms.
“The Majestic Plastic Bag” (4 min) Palmetto Pride -Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its final migratory destination in the Pacific Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock nature documentary.
“Better Bones and Garden” (25 min) – Slow Food -Dan Phillips and Kipp Nash are remaking the common house and garden in wildly imaginative ways. They use cattle bones, wine corks, DVDs, and bottle caps as building materials, and lawns are transformed into lush, nutritious gardens. A whimsical story of how a little strife and change in attitude can lead us all to better homes and gardens.
“The Story of Bottled Water” (8 min) City of Columbia Climate Protection Advocacy Council -Why do Americans buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap? The film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
“Slow the Flow” (27 min) - The South Carolina Wildlife Federation -Follow a landscaper who shocks his neighbors by putting in native landscaping. Discover a school district that goes green. Meet a non-profit, which puts gardens in the city. The projects and approaches highlighted are very low-tech, cheap, and beautiful, making a good argument for kicking back
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
Columbia Free Times
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Carolina Green Fair & Half- Moon Outfitters,
|The Carolina Green Fair is supported by a committee of passionate individuals, who believe that by educating both consumers and businesses through the Green Fair Events it is possible to make South Carolina an even finer place to live! Our purpose is to create excitement and enthusiasm for green products, services and technologies available to the residents of South Carolina using an environmentally responsible forum of education and entertainment.|