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One Earth film festival March 6-8, 2015
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This Season Share the Gift of Sustainability #GIVEONEEARTH

The success of the 4th Annual One Earth Film Festival starts with YOU.  Over three years, One Earth Film Festival has introduced opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of people to take action in our immediate communities of Oak Park, River Forest and Chicago.

To increase measurable change in our 4th year and beyond, we need your help.

Believe in the Power of People.

Our goal is to source 10% of our financial need directly from individuals 
committed to sustainability. 

Together, we can make the 2015 festival our most inspiring yet.

Increase Proven Outcomes.

Green Community Connection volunteers committed to sustainability founded our festival. After the last film is screened, this group ensures that measurable action opportunities remain available year-round.  

Invest in Sustainable Action.

Last year’s 2,400 attendees viewed 38 screenings of 30 films in over 24 locations in Oak Park, River Forest, Berwyn and Chicago. This year’s festival promises to expand its reach, attendance and impact. We aim reach 4,000 festival goers in 2015.

Take Action. Make a Difference.

Right now, we're poised to expand our impact region-wide. If you believe in a sustainable future, support our festival's growth and impact. 

To invest, visit our campaign and share it with others.

Special Recognition from
the City of Chicago

One Earth Film Festival is honored to be recognized as a regional environmental leader by Karen Weigert, chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago. "One Earth Film Festival is emerging as a leader in bringing citizens together -- in dialogue as well as action -- around a multitude of sustainability topics, in order to bring about concrete, measurable change," writes Weigart in a letter declaring the City's support of the Fest.

Read Weigert's letter.

Call for Artist Entries!

#LoveOneEarth

One Earth Film Festival is seeking artist and local business participation in a touring exhibit, #LOVEONEEARTH. The exhibit will aim to raise awareness of the festival and address the issue of waste through art born from reclaimed material. Intent to participate is due January 15. Submissions are due January 29. 

Review the call for entries or email OEFFMarketing@gmail.com. Businesses interested in hosting art should email julia.m.evans@gmail.com.

Volunteer Spotlight!

Gloria Araya

"For me, sustainability is a way of life that doesn't harm others:  our planet, humans and all living species alike. It means respect for the other, collaboration with the other, love and understanding for the other."

Read the full interview with Gloria.

 

Sponsor the Fest!

One Earth Film Festival partners with organizations and businesses 
that believe in action-oriented, environmental solutions. 
To learn about sponsorship benefits view our Sponsor Guide 

or contact Sally Stovall, 
sally@greencommunityconnections.org (773) 315-1109.

Sneak Peek: Project Wild Thing

 

Film Team Notes
Inside the Selection Process


"...One of our core members is a restoration ecologist, another a climate activist, another a writer who specializes in writing about nature, and another a chef. One of our members is a dance instructor and co-founder of a social justice organization. We've got   a journalist, physician, and organic maple syrup farm owner. One  core member and several second reviewers work remotely – from Berkeley and Los Angeles and Cincinnati; all are bound by an interest in environmental sustainability."

 


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