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Green Carpet Gala

Chicago’s environmental event of the season

Seven days from now we’ll celebrate the Arts for Environmental and Social Change at the 6th Annual Green Carpet Gala.

The evening will take you on a journey down the Amazon via a special virtual reality short film, "Under the Canopy" from Conservation International. Arrive as early as 5 p.m. for this special experience.

Be enchanted by the sounds of a musician who fashions instruments of ceramic and reclaimed wood and dancers performing folkloric Bolivian dances. Mix and mingle with filmmakers and local environmental leaders. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and networking. Participate in ticketed drawings for chances to win Cubs tickets, behind the scenes tours at the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry and an eco-resort getaway.

A short program in the Buchanan Chapel features a panel of this year’s filmmakers:
Patrick Meegan (“Under the Canopy”), Cidney Hue (“Shark Loves the Amazon”), Tom Desch (“Shifting Sands”) and Gwendolen Cates (“The Good Mind”).

It all takes place 6-9:30 p.m. in the beautiful Gratz Center annex of 4th Presbyterian Church, 115 E. Delaware Place, downtown Chicago.   

This is one event you don’t want to miss. We would be so honored to have you join us.

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 Young Filmmakers Contest
winners announced
Soil erosion, deforestation and wildlife protection. These are topics explored by this year’s Young Filmmakers Contest winners. Among this year’s winners:

Jaxon and Miles Toppen (left), two brothers from Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, are winners of the top elementary/middle school prize. Their 8-minute video, "Shells in Need of Saving," follows the rehabilitation of two sea turtles who were rescued from polluted waters near the Florida Keys.        
In explaining their motivation for entering the contest, the boys wrote: “Turtles did not struggle until humans started creating many threats. If we continue our ways, not only will we lose turtles, we may lose all life on Earth as we know it. We hope our film will make people change the types of behavior that cause pollution, not just of the ocean, but of the entire planet.”

 
WHAT'S COMING UP...
FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT
With his documentary “Sonic Sea,” filmmaker Daniel Hinerfeld wants to inform audiences about an environmental issue that is often underreported: marine noise pollution. The film screens at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 9 at the Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago.

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CHICAGO PREMIERE
"Food Frontiers" showcases six projects from around the U.S. that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways. The film screens at 7 p.m. Wed., March 8 at Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., Chicago. Food Frontiers co-producer Leo Horrigan (Center for Livable Future) will participate in the post-film discussion.
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