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Nov. eNews:  Animation Workshop, #GivingTuesday, Book Tips

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Creative Nature Journaling


"My journals are a combination of an anthropologist's field notes, a writer's notebook, and an artist's sketchbook," says Sallie Wolf. Recently, she shared her one-of-a-kind nature journals at West Cook Wild Ones.

READ MORE HERE.
 

Stories to Bond with Nature

"Now more than ever it is time to share [with children] the beauty that lies in caring for our world and the power that they have when it comes to making a difference. . ."


Editorial/Opinion

The election has ended. Donald Trump is our president-elect. As a candidate he threatened to dismantle the EPA and rip up the Paris Agreement. As president-elect, he named climate denier Myron Ebell to lead his EPA transition team.

READ MORE HERE.
 

New Animation Workshop!

Young Filmmakers animation and live action workshops will take place on Dec. 3, 4, and 11. Meet the animators and artist who will teach your children all about filmmaking.
 

DOUBLE YOUR DOLLARS ON (and before)

#GivingTuesday
 

This year, a group of One Earth volunteers pooled their resources
to create a matching gift opportunity for #GivingTuesday.

Any investment you make between TODAY and Tuesday,
November 29, will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $2,000.
That will make a total impact of $4,000 to support the
2017 One Earth Film Festival and the year-round efforts
of Green Community Connections.

DONATE HERE
                                                    
As creator of the One Earth Film Festival, Green Community Connections believes in the power of film to inform, inspire and transform. Our Keeping It Reel feature curates short videos and feature-length film trailers that focus on sustainability. 

This month's selection will screen at the film festival, March 3-12, 2017:

It may be too late to stop the worst consequences of climate change. But what cannot be destroyed?
 

 

Part of the One Earth Film Festival



Open to students from college age to third grade
with cash prizes from $75 to $500 in each category--
college, high school, middle school and elementary school.

Create a well-researched 3 to 8 minute film or a short, 45-second animation
on one of 6 specific issues related to climate change and sustainability
(energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems).

Submissions due January 15, 2017.


GET MORE DETAILS HERE.
 

Upcoming Community and Regional Events


Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Winter Weatherization, at Austin Gardens Center, 167 Forest Ave. in Oak Park. Learn how to decrease your heating bill and help the environment. Each participant will leave with a winterization kit. Register here.

Sunday, Nov.20, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rain Gardens for Beauty, Wildlife and Storm Water Control, at Dominican University, The Priory, Room 259, 7200 W. Division St., in River Forest. Led by Monica Buckley and Charlotte Adelman and sponsored by West Cook Wild Ones.  More here.

Tuesday, Nov.29, all day, #GivingTuesday, Double your donation to the One Earth Film Festival on and before #GivingTuesday. Donors created a matching gift opportunity. Our goal is $2,000. Donate here.


Saturday, Dec. 3, 1 to 2 p.m., Winter Birds at Your Feeder, at Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest. Learn how to attract birds in winter. More here.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Animation Workshop for Grades 3 to 8, at St. Vincent Ferrer, 1515 Lathrop Ave., in River Forest. Learn stop-motion animation using iPads. Sponsored by One Earth Film Festival and Steve and Kate's Camp. Register here.

More events at Forest Preserves of Cook County as well as The Park District of Oak Park.


Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m., Winter Trees Walk, at Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest. Learn to identify trees by habitat, bark, and bud. For adults and older children. More here.

Sunday, Dec. 4 and 11, 12 to 2:30 p.m., Filmmaking Workshop for Grades 3 to 5, at the Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest. Learn about story, lighting, audio, editing and production in this two-week class. Register here.

Sunday, Dec. 4 and 11, 3 to 5:30 p.m.,
Filmmaking Workshop for Grades 6 to 8, at the Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest. Learn about story, lighting, audio, editing and production in this two-week class. Register here.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ice Cores, at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., in Oak Park. Find out how ice cores give clues to past climate and atmospheric conditions. Register here.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 
Green Gifting Workshop, at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., in Oak Park. Make 4 one-of-a-kind gifts instead of shopping at the store. More here.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 to 2 p.m., Birds of Winter, at Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., in River Forest. John Elliott of the Chicago Audubon Society will teach adults and teens about birds while taking a short walk, weather permitting. More here.

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