climate change

Submissions Accepted Now for Young Filmmakers Contest

Submissions Accepted Now for Young Filmmakers Contest

Take a peek at our new video encouraging students from grade 3 to college age to enter the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest. In addition to winning cash prizes, all winning films will premiere at the One Earth Film Festival in March 2018. More details here.

Video animation by 2013 contest winner Léa Kichler. Music by Abby Lyons.

Audubon: Bird Lovers Flocking to the Cause on Climate Change

Audubon: Bird Lovers Flocking to the Cause on Climate Change

Over the last 60 years, Audubon Society members have not only been dedicated bird watchers, but also citizen scientists, collecting data on bird sightings and activity. Audubon’s scientists have used that wealth of data and top climate models to put together a sort of “field guide of the future,” based on the birds’ ideal climatic ranges and how those would shift due to expected greenhouse gas emissions.

Halfway Through the Plan!

Halfway Through the Plan!

The PlanItGreen Sustainability Plan for Oak Park and River Forest – was created through compiling baseline data and holding many community forums, led by Seven Generations Ahead in collaboration with the Delta Institute.  The planning was funded primarily by the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation’s Communityworks Endowment Fund. Communityworks has three priority areas, including Environmental Sustainability.  PlanItGreen was established as a 10 year plan in this area, beginning in 2011. Thus, we are half-way through the Plan.

Irish Author Presents on Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century

Irish Author Presents on Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century

Join us on November 10, 2015, 7 PM to 9 PM at the First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Woodworth will be offering a tour of exciting restoration projects he has visited all over the globe, ranging from prairies in the Chicago region to the South African bush; and from ultralight pilots teaching whooping cranes how to migrate the length of a continent to the restoration of bogs in his native Ireland.

One Earth Film Festival - 2015 Schedule

FOURTH ANNUAL

ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL 

March 6 - 8, 2015

Download and print our Official Schedule of Events.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

One Inspirational Weekend.

March 6-8, 2015 Film Selection, Venue and Schedule  subject to change.

FRIDAY - March 6

6:30 PM GREEN CARPET GALA, GROUND OPERATIONS - Columbia College Chicago TICKETS

SATURDAY - March 7

10 AM RETURN OF THE RIVER - Lake Theatre, Oak Park INFO & TICKETS

10 AM JUST FOR KIDS 3-6+ - Oak Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS

11 AM JUST FOR KIDS 7-12+ - Oak Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS 

11 AM ANGEL AZUL - Chicago Cultural Center INFO & TICKETS

11 AM ARISE - St. Martin's, Austin, Chicago  INFO & TICKETS

11 AM ARISE - Trinity UCC, Chicago INFO & TICKETS

11 AM COWSPIRACY - Elmhurst College INFO & TICKETS

11 AM NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE - Institute of Cultural Affairs INFO & TICKETS

3 PM EDIBLE CITY - Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago   INFO & TICKETS

3 PM EDIBLE CITY - Pleasant Home, Oak Park  INFO & TICKETS

3 PM VIRUNGA - Northwestern University, Evanston INFO & TICKETS

3 PM  NATURE IS SPEAKING & CARBON FOR WATER - Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab INFO & TICKETS

3 PM PROJECT WILD THING - Prairie Crossing Charter School INFO & TICKETS

3 PM PORTRAIT OF AN URBAN BEE KEEPER - Notebaert Nature Museum INFO & TICKETS

3 PM TRASH DANCE - Columbia College Chicago INFO & TICKETS

7 PM FIELD BIOLOGIST - Good Earth Greenhouse, River Forest INFO & TICKETS

7PM COWSPIRACY - Northwestern University, Evanston INFO & TICKETS

7PM PROJECT WILD THING - Notebaert Nature Museum INFO & TICKETS

7 PM THIN ICE: THE INSIDE STORY OF CLIMATE SCIENCE – University of Chicago, Hyde Park INFO & TICKETS

SUNDAY, March 8

11 AM  TEEN PROGRAM - Willard School, River Forest  INFO & TICKETS 

11 AM FROM BILLIONS TO NONE - Forest Preserve Thatcher Pavilion INFO & TICKETS 

11 AM PROJECT WILD THING - Garfield Park Conservatory  INFO & TICKETS

12:30 PM VANISHING PEARLS  - Wellington UCC, Chicago  INFO & TICKETS

12:30  PM URBAN FARMING--THREE SHORT FILMS: BROOKLYN FARMER, SEEDS, PORTRAIT OF AN URBAN BEEKEEPER  - Good Shepherd, Oak Park, IL  INFO & TICKETS

12:30 PM CARBON RUSH - Ascension Church & School, Oak Park INFO & TICKETS

1:30 PM YFC AWARDS & RECEPTION - Oak Park Public Library  

3 PM A WILL FOR THE WOODS - Wellington UCC, Chicago   INFO & TICKETS

3 PM EDIBLE CITY - View & Brew @ Wire, Berwyn  INFO & TICKETS

3 PM JUST EAT IT - Oak Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS

3 PM LOST RIVERS - View & Brew @ Haymarket Pub, Chicago INFO & TICKETS 

3 PM SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL - Triton College, River Grove INFO & TICKETS 

3 PM UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS - Forest Park Public Library INFO & TICKETS

6:30 CLOSING: WISDOM TO SURVIVE - Unity Temple, Oak Park TICKETS

Climate Change & Community Response


"The Carbon Rush"

Filmmakers: Amy Miller

TICKETS - Sunday, March 8, 12:15 - 2:15 pm

Watch the Trailer

Ascension Church School, Pine Room - Lower Level -- 601 Van Buren, Oak Park, IL 60304

* Post film Q&A with expert panel

Hundreds of hydroelectric dams in Panama. Incinerators burning garbage in India. Biogas extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests harvested for charcoal in Brazil. What do these projects have in common? They are all receiving carbon credits for offsetting pollution created somewhere else. But what impact are these offsets having? Are they actually reducing emissions? And what about the people and the communities where these projects have been set up?

THE CARBON RUSH takes us around the world to meet the people most impacted. They are the least heard in the cacophony surrounding in this emerging “green-gold” multi-billion dollar carbon industry.


The Wisdom to Survive:

Climate Change, Capitalism and Community

Filmmakers: Anne Macksoud, John Ankele

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Screening Date, Time & Location TBD

Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. The film includes interviews with activists Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Herschelle Milford, Quincy Saul, and more.


 

 

Thin Ice:

The Inside Story of Climate Science

Filmmakers: Simon Lamb & David Sington

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Screening Date, Time & Location TBD

Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world.

The result is a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.