Sunday, June 6, 2010

Changemakers & Stylemakers Join Forces for the 2010 Sustainable Planet Film Festival in NYC

Environmental economist and television producer Pamela Peeters will be hosting the 5th Anniversary of the Sustainable Planet film festival at the Gabarron Foundation in NYC this Tuesday, June 8 (*also World Oceans Day). This year's theme is 'Sustainable Cities and The People Who Make It Happen'. Two day event ticket passes are still available via the Sustainable Planet website. Click the 'donate' button to register.

The Gabarron Foundation's Carriage House Center for the Arts is located at 149 East 38th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenues in NYC.

The 2010 FILM FESTIVAL's 12pm to 6pm program on June 8 will run as follows:

"Climate Chaos in the South, The Victims Story", Director: Geert De Belder
"Fresh", Director: Ana Joanes
"Eco Boys and Girls", Director/Producer: Maria Snyder
"Native Wind Powering America", Director: Chip Comins
"Urban Farming NYC - Bronx NY", Director Steve Ritz and Adam Liebowitz
"Ethical Markets", Director: Hazel Henderson

"Ana Joanes is the director and producer of Fresh, one of the most inspiring movies recently made about our food system and what we eat. The documentary looks at the current unsustainable state of factory farming in the US and how the industrialization of food has created severe environmental problems. Fresh, however, is not a tale of doom and gloom, in fact quite the opposite, as it focuses on the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system through local and organic family farms." - via PlanetGreen

June 7th's 'Sustainable Steward Ceremony' venue, Rouge Tomate in midtown Manhattan

On Monday evening, June 7 Peeters and her team have also organized a celebratory, eco chic Sustainable Steward Ceremony from 6pm to 8pm at Rouge Tomate, located at 10 East 60th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Model and eco-activist Almudena Fernandez receiving the ELLE Environmental Ecology Award 2008

The green gala reception will be an opportunity to celebrate individuals working to promote sustainability in their respective fields, with a special focus on community building and environmental practices. Some of the 2010 laureates are Almudena Fernandez for the 'Lifestyle' category and Emmanuel Verstraeten for the 'Food' category.

Guest speakers include Tara DePorte (program director from the Lower East Side Ecology Center), Almudena Fernandez (Spanish top model, spokesperson for Al Gore and owner of a line of Eco shoes), Maria Snyder (artist and designer, former top model and creator of Eco Boys & Girls, education for children), Ana Joanes (the Director and Producer of the movie FRESH), Steve Ritz (teacher/community advocate), Chip Comins (founder AREDAY, American Renewable Energy Day), John Stacey (EMAdvisory ) and other inspiring guests.

Visit Sustainable Planet for more details.


Jacqueline Carlisle said...

Hi Abigail, I wanted to let you know I`m going to repost your latest blog post on Think magazine`s blog. If you recall I asked permission to do this but never took the opportunity. The magazine has taken up so much of my time that I neglected the blog, but that is now changing and I would still like to form a relationship going forward. I`ll only post a short blurb about your topic but will link back to you for the full story.

Abigail Doan said...

Thank you for your comment, Jacqueline. I appreciate the link back and the follow up. Please let me know how else I might be helpful.

All the very best ~ Abigail