We are delighted to have these businesses and organizations join us to produce our third annual One Earth Film Festival.
See our Venue/Partners for the 2014 Festival and our 2014 Friends of the Fest.
We also would like to thank our generous donors, listed below, and the many people who have generously donated their time to the production of this festival.
Thank you to all our 2014 supporters!
Manaaki Foundation Mission: Providing support for people who are making real and positive change in our world. Lending support and assistance to those who are enhancing our local and global communities via their leadership in offering either opportunities for education, providing access to healthcare, empowering the disadvantaged, creating environmental awareness or helping cultivate alternative media outlets. The foundation operates with an emphasis on locating and supporting grass roots organizations that are making a positive impact on the health and well being of our society, humanity and our planet.
Sustainability has been a part of the fabric of Dominican University since its founding, and it will continue to move the university forward. Caring for the Earth’s resources and people throughout the world is part of Dominican’s mission statement to “participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.” Students, faculty and staff are involved in sustainability when they recycle, ride their bike to work, reuse items and conserve resources. The university has taken larger steps to reduce its carbon footprint, conserve water and energy, and educate students on ecology and sustainability.
In the spring of 2011, the university launched 4Rfuture: A Sustainability Plan for Dominican University. If you would like more information or have an idea about a way to help, please contact Elena Maans, the sustainability coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 524-6897.
First United Church of Oak Park's Environmental Stewardship Group: This group meets every month to plan educational and worship activities that focus on protecting the earth’s natural resources. We feature a monthly column in the newsletter called “Green Space” to provide tips for the congregation. There is a Gardening and God class that is taught by church member and botanist Paul Aeschleman. The class explores sustainable gardening, ecology and the spirituality of creation. The class is seasonal and experimental and takes seasonal bike tours of members’ gardens. For more information, contact Laurie Bunkers email@example.com or Paul Aeschleman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization comprised of experts and novices who are committed to helping hobbyists learn about garden design, plant materials and culture for their own back yards. The Garden Club holds eight monthly meetings, the first Wednesday of the month at various venues in our community. In addition to our educational and social programs, we have hands on classes and field trips to become more successful and creative gardeners. Our primary mission is to spread understanding of horticulture throughout Oak Park and River Forest and to promote it as an important way to enrich and beautify our communities. No matter where you live, the Garden Club welcomes you as a special guest at our events.
The Village of River Forest is committed to promoting and creating a more sustainable environment through energy efficiency rebate and savings programs, community choice electrical aggregation, green block party kits, green tips for lawn care, recycling, storm water management, promotion of the PlanIt Green Sustainability Plan, and Arbor Day and Tree City USA participation. For more information, please visit the Village’s website at www.vrf.us.
WebTrax Studio is committed to bringing positive change to our communities and to our planet. We are generous with our support for social change and arts groups. There are several organizations whose missions we deeply believe in, and we often work on their projects pro bono. We train young media workers who are eager to expand their portfolios by working on low budget and pro-bono jobs.
Thank you to our 2014 Donors ($250+)!
John and Carol Balkcom
Steve and Laura Derks
Jim Doyle and Ana Garcia Doyle
Mark and Christine Fisher
Robin Sheerer and Earl Lemberger