Environmental Film Festival at Cafe Brauer Thursday 7-10:30pm

The Green Living Project presents the second annual Chicago Film Festival at Cafe Brauer on Thursday.

Short Film Showcase and Party in partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo

Join us on Thursday, May 17th at Cafe Brauer for a ‘Short Film Showcase’ and party to celebrate our exciting collection of the best global and domestic sustainability films!

Come experience the expedition team’s journey and witness the latest efforts in sustainable tourism, adventure travel, wildlife conservation, community development, education, sustainable food and more! Learn about exciting travel destinations and discover ways YOU can get involved. Mix and mingle with your community, our event sponsors and the GLP team while enjoying live music, local beer, and fantastic food.

Exclusive raffle prize for online ticket buyers: Be entered to win a $150 Pinehurst Inn gift certificate!  Kick off spring with a stay at Wisconsin’s premier eco-friendly bed and breakfast.


GUEST SPEAKER
John Peterson
Owner and Founder of Angelic Organics Farm

John founded Angelic Organics Farm in 1990, and it has since grown to become of the largest CSA farms in the country, serving more than 1,500 families. John is the subject of Taggart Siegel’s award winning feature documentary film The Real Dirt on Farmer John, which has been seen in theaters and television throughout the world. In 2006, he published Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables. He is now writing his autobiography and a book of short stories about farming.

Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago)

Lincoln Park Zoo’s ‘Nature Boardwalk’ provides wildlife with a sustainable ecosystem in the heart of Chicago. This world-class zoological institution is working to connect people with nature through urban wildlife experiences and educational programming.

Working Bikes (Chicago)

Since 1999, Working Bikes has redistributed donated and discarded bicycles in order to provide opportunities for personal, social and economic empowerment to individuals and communities. The promotion of cycling as a healthy, affordable, and sustainable mode of transport is helping to rebuild the fabric of transportation not just locally, but worldwide.

Angelic Organics Learning Center (Illinois)
Angelic Organics Learning Center is dedicated to helping urban and rural people build local food systems. The organization offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills through their programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in northern Illinois.
Spanish Creek Rainforest Reserve (Belize)
Spanish Creek is a 2000 acre nature reserve in Belize. Experience their cutting-edge agroforestry techniques and how they are collaborating with local villages to provide jobs, nutrition, and education.
Potters for Peace (Nicaragua)
Potters for Peace is a social justice organization that helps women in Nicaragua better their lives through improved techniques and marketing for their pottery business. They also address issues of access to potable water by producing ceramic water filters they then distribute around the world.
Semilla Nueva (Guatemala)
Semilla Nueva is working to foster environmental and social stewardship in rural farming communities of Guatemala. This organization is empowering farmers and communities so they, in turn, can empower others.

For tickets, clips, and other information, please click on the festival’s homepage.

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