22 March 2012

Film Festival, Beer – This Weekend

Green Living Project, in partnership with the Portland Better Living Show, is excited to bring our nationwide premiere event celebration to the city of Portland for the very first time!

Be sure to catch this special event that promises to entertain, educate and inspire! You won’t see anything like this anywhere else! We’ll showcase six of our top sustainability films from around the world, including projects based in Guatemala, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the U.S.! You’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with GLP staff, educators at our “Education Exchange,” sponsors, and the community while enjoying live music and free food and drinks from our sponsors, including unlimited beer from Ninkasi!

Saturday, March 24th, 2012  6:00pm – 9:30pm (films begin at 7:30pm)

Portland Expo Center: 2060 North Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217

FILM LINEUP

Change Dinner (Los Angeles)

Creating a long-term vision for food system change starts with dinner. Join 30 Project founder Ellen Gustafson, singer/celebrity Michelle Branch and friends as they gather around the table for a meal and some serious inspiration as they collaborate to make global change.

Equilibrio Azul (Ecuador)

This favorite of the film festival circuit tells the story of a feisty organization combining wildlife research, grassroots community education, and voluntourism opportunities to protect key marine species and their habitat, while also considering the needs of local fishing communities.

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.

Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago)

Whether it’s local conservation, programs in the field, or challenges between humans and urban wildlife, Lincoln Park Zoo is using its outdoor classroom and unique urban setting to educate visitors and the surrounding community.

Ecotourism New Mexico (New Mexico)

From Taos to Santa Fe to the Pueblo communities, see how strong, community-wide support has propelled New Mexico to be a pioneer and leader within the sustainable tourism sector.

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.

For more information visit: www.greenlivingproject.com/portland2012

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