Green Community Connections is proud to announce that One Earth Film Festival officially opens on Friday, March 1st with its second annual Green Carpet Gala. The theme of this year's opening evening will be "A Celebration of Water and Film." The Gala will be held from 7-9:30P at Pleasant Home (217 Home Avenue) in Oak Park, IL. Following a reception will be a presentation from Gerould Wilhem, Ph.D., Principal Botanist/Ecologist of Conservation Design Forum, Inc. ("CDF"), an ecological design services firm based in Elmhurst, IL. CDF's philosophy that water is "the most vital resource for the whole of nature, which by definition includes people" drives all of their design projects. Come meet Gerould and learn more about his latest research effort (the report and output of which can be accessed from CDF website under the heading of “Resources: Timber Hill Savana Final Report” (Download the PDF)), which "further illustrates the shortcomings in contemporary ecological doctrine pertaining to such spurious notions as plant community succession." This study forms the basis for an increased understanding and awareness of the critical cultural relationships involved in the evolution of North American landscapes and ecosystems.
The Green Carpet Gala program will also feature a Young Filmmakers Contest winning film, Let’s Talk About Water, from Lincoln Park High School (Chicago, IL) student, Lea Kichler. We will view the film and present Lea with her award.
Please join the organizers and sponsors for this exciting kick-off event: tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.oneearthff2013.eventbrite.