courtesy of ‘theqspeaks’
Tonight marks the launch party for the 2011 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital; soon the lights will go down for 150 films from 40 countries that illustrate the connection between energy and the environment.
The festival runs from March 15-27 in various locations around the city, and it includes talks by 55 filmmakers and 94 special guests. Tonight’s kickoff starts at 6:30 in the Warner Building Atrium and features art, dance, and music.
Which of this year’s films are of local interest?
- A Community of Gardeners celebrates seven urban community gardens in DC.
- America’s Sustainable Garden: United States Botanic Garden showcases the National Garden.
- With DC’s plastic bag fee, check out Bag It, about a guy who pledges to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store, which changes his life completely.
- The Runoff Dilemma shows how some farmers are preventing runoff and support saving the Bay.
- Sturgeon: Eggs to Die For shares scientists’ hopes for the fish’s big comeback.
- The Last Boat Out and Watermen give a peek into the lives of those who work the Bay.
- Kieran Timberlake: Loblolly House features a model sustainable house in Maryland.
- Coal from nearby West Virginia helps to power DC. On Coal River and Burning the Future: Coal in America show why people who live there are fighting to protect their mountains, water, air, and way of life.
Shameless plug! There will be food, drinks, an art installation, previews of some movies AND Glade Dance Collective will be performing amidst the event-goers! Can’t wait!