Pitt-Bradford will celebrate Earth Day with a
film festival on April 21 at the Bromeley Family Theater. Short films from the
National Wild and Scenic Film Festival will be featured at the event.
and Scenic focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and
celebrations of the planet.
film festival is free and open to the public.
kick off the Earth Day celebration, participants can join in several hikes. Interested
hikers should gather at the Marilla Reservoir parking lot at 9 a.m.
to at the Bromeley Family Theater will open at 12:30 p.m. for the film
festival. Twenty-eight films are on the schedule for this year’s event, beginning
at 1:10 p.m. Several breaks throughout the day will allow time for discussion,
food and live music from regional musicians, Stony and Company, Jim
Ronan and Norman Folk.
attendant will receive a free raffle ticket giving him or her a chance to win
the grand prize, a Trek
820 mountain bike, which is donated by sponsor Just Riding Along. Additional
raffle tickets may be purchased to win other great prizes from national
partners and area sponsors including Stoneman Guitars, the Sportsman’s Outlet
of the event’s highlight films are:
Water Tower” documents filmmaker Pete McBride and his climb to the top of Mount
Kenya. Along with McBride, Challenge21 climber Jake Norton, and a team of local
Kenyans and athletes make the journey. The mountain provides 70 percent of
Kenya’s water supply, but that is changing due to retreating and vanishing
glaciers. The goal of the expedition is to understand the 17,057-foot “Water
Tower,” and to explore the transformation taking place. This film will be
starting at 6 p.m., which leads up to the closing sequence of films.
Youth Awards films are shown to honor the winners of The Earth Island
Institute’s 2012 Brower Youth Awards, which is an award that recognizes the
short films produced by young environmentalists who have dedicated their time
to advocate for issues such as water conservation, health and well-being, and
environmental awareness. This includes a series of four films beginning at 2:15
“Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution,” Janine Benyus, Time magazine’s “Hero
of the Environment,” takes the audience on a journey to South Africa. She
explores how organisms in nature can provide answers to promote sustainability for
both scientists and business leaders. This film will begin at 5 p.m., and it is
followed by a discussion and intermission break.
event is made possible through the efforts of the hosting organization:
Allegheny Defense Project; and co-hosts Pitt Bradford Environmental Studies
Club, Bradford Earth Day, and the Pitt-Bradford Sustainability Committee.
National partners include The South Yuba River Citizens League, Patagonia, CLIF
Bar, Osprey Packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing, and Mother Jones and regional sponsors and participants include the
Allegheny National Firefly Festival Partnership, Just Riding Along, Zippo, the Sportsman’s Outlet, the
Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, Conscious Corner, Tuna Valley Trails
Association, and many more.
more information contact Steve Robar at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Cathy Pedler at email@example.com.
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