Tickets on Sale December 1st!

November 25, 2014

tix pixTickets for the The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival go on sale to the public Monday, December 1st! The festival returns to downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA January 15 – 18, 2015 and you don’t want to miss any of the action!

With more films, venues and special events this year than ever before, we have tons of options for you to customize you own festival-going experience. Weekend long passes that include it all, or individual session and event tickets if you can only come out for a day; all of the available tickets and descriptions of what they include can be found over at our ticket information page.

Interested in checking out some art during film session breaks or hitting up one of the fun late night music or party events? Our special events page has got you covered with details on everything happening over the weekend that isn’t a film screening. There’s also tons of free, family, eco-friendly and educational programming throughout the event.

And stay tuned all of December as we continue to unveil this year’s film selections, jury members, panels, workshops, special guests, events and more!

 

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Volunteer Registration Now Open!

November 25, 2014

Volunteer pic for 2015 brochureJoin us for the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival and help inspire attendees into a community of committed activists!

Volunteer registration has begun for this year’s festival in downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley, January 15 – 18, 2015.

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action – today’s call is for you to join our festival team as an enthusiastic volunteer.  We have a vast array of exciting volunteer opportunities for you, including concession sales, ticket sales, pass checker, kitchen help, bartender, promoting SYRCL to fellow festival-goers, and many more.

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires people and unites communities to heal the earth, but this is only possible as a result of the terrific work of our dedicated volunteers.  More than 500 volunteers fill essential roles that are integral to the festival running smoothly. They play a critical role in serving our community and inspiring thousands of attendees to make a difference in the health of our planet after the festival.

Be a part of our volunteer team, head on over to the SYRCL site and register online TODAY!  In appreciation of your efforts, you’ll earn film sessions tickets so that you too can be inspired.  The registration guide and benefit details are available here – the more you volunteer the more films you’ll be able to view!

After signing up, you will receive email confirmation within 2 weeks with your position placement.

Positions will fill quickly, so register TODAY!

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events

November 24, 2014

Cen AZ CollegeDecember 1st – Coolidge, AZ

Hosting Partner: Central Arizona College

About Central Arizona College: Central Arizona College engages our diverse communities in quality learning experiences for lifelong success by providing accessible, educational, economic, cultural, and personal growth opportunities.

Click here for more information about Central Arizona College and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Coolidge.

 

December 5th – MammotFriendsof Inyoh Lakes, CA
December 6th – Bishop, CA
December 12t
h – Lone Pine, CA

Hosting Partner: Friends of the Inyo

About Friends of the Inyo: Founded in 1986, Friends of the Inyo is a Bishop, CA-based non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation, exploration and stewardship of the region’s public lands, made possible through member support, grant funding and federal agency partnerships.

for more information about Friends of the Inyo and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Mammoth Lakes, Bishop or Lone Pine.

 

GallatinDecember 5th – Bozeman, MT

Hosting Partner: Gallatin Wildlife Association

About Gallatin Wildlife Association: The Gallatin Wildlife Association works to promote the restoration, maintenance and perpetuation of native fish, wildlife and their habitat. Their mission is simply to protect habitat and conserve all native fish and wildlife.

Click here for more information about Gallatin Wildlife Association and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Bozeman.

 

December 13th – Carbondale, CO

Hosting Partner: Thompson Divide Coalition

About Thompson Divide Coalition: The mission of the Thompson Divide Coalition is to secure permanent protection from oil and gas development on Federal lands in the Thompson Divide area including the Thompson Creek and Four Mile Creek watersheds, as well as portions of the Muddy Basin, Coal Basin, and the headwaters of East Divide Creek.

Click here for more information about Thompson Divide Coalition and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Carbondale.

 

On Tour StampGoing On Tour

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003. Over the past 12 years it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival of its kind in the nation. The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the nationwide tour to over 125 cities. Each tour stop is an opportunity for an organization to reach out into their community and bring people together around community based activism. We offer a diverse menu of environmental films that delve into themes such as energy, climate change, conservation, wildlife, community activism, environmental justice, and adventure. Each venue custom builds their own film program to include issues they want to spotlight. Plus, we provide PR materials and a comprehensive planning guide. As an environmental group who has experienced amazing success with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we want to share our success with other organizations to create a network connected by a common goal – to use film to inspire activism!

For more information about Wild & Scenic On Tour, please contact Jon Wilson at 530.265.5961 x 204.

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Earth Day 2015

November 13, 2014

April 22, 1970 – 20 million people gathered across America to protest the industrial revolution.  As a result, Earth Day and an environmental movement was born. Today, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each April, making it the largest civic observance in the world.  With Earth Day 2015 only five months away, it’s time to start planning community events.  What do you have planned?  A film festival might be just the ticket!

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Song of the Spindle (click image to view film)

Over the past 13 years, SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival has become the largest environmental film festival in North America. This year, Wild & Scenic On Tour will reach audiences in nearly 150 communities, in four countries, spanning North America, Europe, and Asia.  At Wild & Scenic, film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We feature environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities around the world are doing to protect the environment.

MUST READ PART:  We are currently accepting applications from environmental groups, nature centers, nonprofits, museums, and universities interested in hosting a Wild & Scenic Film Festival next April, in solidarity with thousands of Earth Day actions around the globe.  (Grants are still available, too).

Hosting this event is a proven way for your organization to engage a new and diverse audience, or to raise funds to further a specific campaign. Film is a powerful medium which can educate, inspire, and motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world.

For information about bringing Wild & Scenic to your Earth Day event, contact Jon Wilson at 530.265.5961 ext. 204 or jon@wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.

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New Supporter Spotlight: The Campbell Foundation

November 13, 2014

CampbellFoundation_MainLogo_BlueThe Wild & Scenic Film Festival is excited to welcome the Campbell Foundation to our 2015 Family of Supporters.

The Campbell Foundation was established in 1998 to improve the conditions of America’s largest and most ecologically diverse and productive estuary systems: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. In 2003, D. Keith Campbell expanded the geographic focus of The Campbell Foundation to include Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed under the leadership of his daughter and the Foundation’s President, Samantha Campbell.

Convinced of the lifestyle benefits offered by healthy Bays, Keith has focused the Campbell Foundation on engaging others in partnership activities to protect living resources and their habitats. Here on the west coast, the Pacific Coast office supports projects in Sustainable Fisheries, Protection of Special Places, Land-Sea Connection/Water Quality and the Communication of Ocean Conservation Issues.

The Campbell Foundation dedicates nearly 100% of their grant dollars to the environment and we are grateful that they chose to support the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

For more information on the Campbell Foundation, visit their website.

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Dates!

November 13, 2014

Assateague Coastal TrustNovember 15th – Ocean City, MD

Hosting Partner: Assateague Coastal Trust

About Assateague Coastal Trust: Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) works to protect and enhance the natural resources of the Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed through advocacy, conservation, and education.

Click here for more information about Assateague Coastal Trust and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Ocean City.

 

sanjuanpreservationtrustNovember 15th – Eastsound, WA

Hosting Partner: San Juan Preservation Trust

About San Juan Preservation Trust: The mission of the San Juan Preservation Trust is to preserve and protect open spaces, scenic views, forests, agricultural lands, habitats, watershed, riparian corridors, wetlands and shorelines in the San Juan Archipelago.

Click here for more information about San Juan Preservation Trust and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Eastsound.

 

American River ConservancyNovember 15th – Coloma, CA

Hosting Partner: American River Conservancy

About American River Conservancy: For more than 25 years, the American River Conservancy (ARC) has been preserving rivers and land for life, working to preserve natural areas and cultural resources and build an enduring ethic of care, building a sustainable future for humans in harmony with nature.

Click here for more information about American River Conservancy and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Coloma.

 

Midshore RiverNovember 21st – Easton, MD

Hosting Partner: Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

About Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy: Midshore RIVERKEEPER® Conservancy (MRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of the waterways that comprise the Choptank River watershed, Eastern Bay, and the Miles and Wye Rivers. The organization serves as an advocate for the health of these tributaries and the living resources they support.

Click here for more information about Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Easton.

 

WildsightNovember 28th & Novmeber 29th – Invermere, BC

Hosting Partner: Wildsight Invermere

About Wildsight Invermere: Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions.

Click here for more information about Wildsight Invermere and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Invermere. BC.

 

On Tour StampGoing On Tour

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003. Over the past 12 years it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival of its kind in the nation. The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the nationwide tour to over 125 cities. Each tour stop is an opportunity for an organization to reach out into their community and bring people together around community based activism. We offer a diverse menu of environmental films that delve into themes such as energy, climate change, conservation, wildlife, community activism, environmental justice, and adventure. Each venue custom builds their own film program to include issues they want to spotlight. Plus, we provide PR materials and a comprehensive planning guide. As an environmental group who has experienced amazing success with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we want to share our success with other organizations to create a network connected by a common goal – to use film to inspire activism!

For more information about Wild & Scenic On Tour, please contact Jon Wilson at 530.265.5961 x 204.

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We’re Exanding Our Grass Valley Programming For 2015

October 30, 2014

deloroThe 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. We’re pleased to announce that in addition to all of the weekend-long fun you’ve come to know and love in downtown Nevada City, the festival will be continuing to expand its presence in Grass Valley this year in a big way!

Here’s what’s new:

bus clipartA SHUTTLE!  There will be a festival shuttle this year, running a loop between Nevada City and Grass Valley all day Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm. We’ll be staggering session start times and showing films at multiple venues throughout the weekend, so you should have no problem getting to see your picks between all of the options in both downtowns.  Oh, and it’s free to all ticket holders!

DOUBLE THE FILMS! This year, we’re more than doubling the number of films being shown on Saturday during the festival in Grass Valley. The Center for the Arts will have all day programming in addition to its regular Friday night session. And that’s all in addition to the Del Oro’s Weekday School Programs, Thursday 3D Family Film Night, and Saturday Morning Kids’ Films session!

wild and happy hourWILD & HAPPY HOURS!  Also new this year are our Wild & Happy hours, from 4 – 6 pm. Grass Valley’s will be on Saturday, January 17th and we invite you to come enjoy two hours of wine and beer tasting while checking out local artist’s work around town.

But this isn’t all–there’s an opening art reception, art in many downtown businesses, and more.  We will be announcing the 2015 official selection films in early December so stay tuned.  Tickets for the 2015 Film Festival go on sale December 1st!

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Host Filmmakers and Special Guests During the 2015 Festival

October 30, 2014

guest roomAre you interested in getting involved with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in a unique way while earning some awesome perks?

We’re still looking for host accommodations during the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Join the Wild & Scenic family by volunteering to host an attending filmmaker or special guest in your own household during the festival (January 15-18, 2015)! We are currently seeking hosts that are able to house one or more of our visiting guests. The participation of our lodging hosts is not only greatly appreciated, but also crucial in enabling our filmmakers and special guests to attend our festival each year. We do our best to match guests appropriately with hosts based on preferences that each party provides. All you need in order to be a host is a guest room, cottage, or other appropriate space you would be willing to share during the festival.

If you are able to offer up the ultimate generosity of sleeping space for guests in need of some rest and relaxation, then we would love to say thank you by offering you the following perks:

  • One ticket for each person you host, good for any session, with the option to exchange your ticket for a 50% discount on a Festival Pass

If you are able to house four or more people you’ll receive:

  • One Festival Pass  plus the opportunity to purchase a second Festival Pass at a 50% discount

Our lodging hosts are an integral part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and we would love to add you to the family!

If you are interested in hosting or would like more information,
please contact Filmmaker Liaison Jess Swigonski:
jess@wildandscenicfilmfestival.org    (530) 265-5961 x 219

Note: We cannot guarantee that your generosity will result in a placement, it is dependent upon how many filmmakers are able to attend.  We aim to finalize placements by late December.  Thanks for your understanding.

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events!

October 29, 2014

There are 18 On Tour Events around the US and Canada over the next 2 weeks!

Saturday, November 1st – Red Bluff, CARCD-TC

Hosting Partner: Resource Conservation District of Tehama County/Sacramento River Discovery

About Resource Conservation District of Tehama County/Sacramento River Discovery: RCD-TC’s mission is to assist people to manage, conserve, and improve the natural resources of Tehama County.

For more information about Resource Conservation District of Tehama County/Sacramento River Discovery and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Red Bluff, please visit: http://www.tehamacountyrcd.org/

 

Upstate ForeverTuesday, November 4th – Greenwood, SC

Hosting Partner: Upstate Forever

About Upstate Forever: Upstate Forever’s mission is to promote sensible growth and protect special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina.

For more information about Upstate Forever and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour Greenwood, please visit: http://upstateforever.org/

 

Wednesday, November 5th – Haines, AK

Hosting Partner: Takshanuk Watershed CouncilTakshanukWatershed

About Takshanuk Watershed Council: The mission of Takshanuk Watershed Council is to provide stewardship for the Chilkat, Chilkoot and Ferebee River systems.  Through restoration, education, research, and community involvement we will benefit the natural ecology, economy and quality of life valued by all residents.

For more information about Takshanuk Watershed Council and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Haines, please visit: http://takshanuk.org/

 

NMEnvirLawCenterSaturday, November 8th – Santa Fe, NM

Hosting Partner: New Mexico Environmental Law Center

About New Mexico Environmental Law Center: The New Mexico Environmental Law Center’s mission is to protect New Mexico’s natural environment and achieve environmental justice for New Mexico’s communities through legal representation, policy advocacy and public education.

For more information about New Mexico Environmental Law Center and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Santa Fe, please visit: http://www.nmenvirolaw.org/

 

FriendsCascoBay Saturday, November 8th – Portland, ME

Hosting Partner: Friends of Casco Bay

About Friends of Casco Bay:  Friends of Casco Bay is the leading environmental organization working to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. Our work involves education, advocacy, water quality monitoring programs, and collaborative partnerships.

For more information about Friends of Casco Bay and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Portland, please visit: http://www.cascobay.org/

 

WildsightSaturday, November 8th – Kimberley, BC

Hosting Partner: Wildsight Kimberley

About Wildsight Kimberley: Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions.

For more information about Wildsight Kimberley and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Kimberley, please visit: http://www.wildsight.ca/kimcran

 

bostoncyclistsunionSunday, November 9th – Boston, MA

Hosting Partner: Boston Cyclists Union

About Boston Cyclists Union: Boston Cyclists Union’s mission is to promote the everyday use of bicycles by advocating for safe, convenient, and enjoyable cycling facilities in all of Boston’s neighborhoods.

For more information about Boston Cyclists Union and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Boston, please visit: http://bostoncyclistsunion.org/

 

Rogue RiverkeeperSunday, November 9th – Ashland, OR

Hosting Partner: Rogue Riverkeeper

About Rogue Riverkeeper: The mission of Rogue Riverkeeper is to protect and restore water quality and fish populations in the Rogue River Basin and adjacent coastal watersheds through enforcement, advocacy, field work and community action.

For more information about Rogue Riverkeeper and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Ashland, please visit: http://rogueriverkeeper.org/

 

Groundwater-FoundationWednesday, November 12th – Lincoln, NE

Hosting Partner: The Groundwater Foundation

About The Groundwater Foundation: Groundwater Foundation’s mission is to educate people and inspire action to ensure sustainable, clean groundwater for future generations.

For more information about The Groundwater Foundation and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Lincoln, please visit: http://www.groundwater.org/

 

univUtahThursday, November 13th – Salt Lake City, UT

Hosting Partner: Environmental & Sustainability Studies at the University of Utah

About Environmental & Sustainability Studies at the University of Utah: The Department of Environmental & Sustainability Studies strives to foster an understanding of ecological systems and the consequences of human-environment interactions.

For more information about the Department of Environmental & Sustainability Studies at the University of Utah and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Salt Lake City, please visit: http://envst.utah.edu/

 

Battenkill Watershed AllianceThursday, November 13th – Arlington, VT

Hosting Partner: Batten Kill Watershed Alliance

About Batten Kill Watershed Alliance: The Batten Kill Watershed Alliance was created in 2001 to promote good stewardship of the river and its tributaries in both Vermont and New York.

For more information about Assateague Batten Kill Watershed Alliance and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Arlington, please visit: http://www.battenkillalliance.org/

 

georgia strait allianceThursday, November 13th – Vancouver, BC

Hosting Partner: Georgia Strait Alliance

About Georgia Strait Alliance: Georgia Strait Alliance’s mission is to protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of Georgia Strait, its adjoining waters and communities.

For more information about Georgia Strait Alliance and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Ocean City, please visit: http://www.georgiastrait.org/

 

friendsnevwildThursday, November 13th – Las Vegas, NV

Hosting Partner: Friends of Nevada Wilderness

About Friends of Nevada Wilderness: Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educating the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improving the management and restoration of wild lands.

For more information about Friends of Nevada Wilderness and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Las Vegas, please visit: http://www.nevadawilderness.org/

 

Assateague Coastal TrustThursday, November 13th and Saturday, November 15th – Ocean City, MD

Hosting Partner: Assateague Coastal Trust

About Assateague Coastal Trust: Assateague Coastal Trust works to protect and enhance the natural resources of the Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed through advocacy, conservation and education.

For more information about Assateague Coastal Trust and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Ocean City, please visit: http://www.actforbays.org/

 

NColumbiaSchoolhouseFriday, November 14th – North San Juan, CA

Hosting Partner: North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

About North Columbia Schoolhouse: The mission of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is to inspire and educate our community by providing a venue for gatherings, performance, art and education that enriches and sustains our rural character and traditions.

For more information about North Columbia Schoolhouse and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in North San Juan, please visit: http://www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org/

 

sanjuanpreservationtrustFriday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th – Eastsound, WA

Hosting Partner: San Juan Preservation Trust

About San Juan Preservation Trust: The mission of the San Juan Preservation Trust is to preserve and protect open spaces, scenic views, forests, agricultural lands, habitats, watershed, riparian corridors, wetlands and shorelines in the San Juan Archipelago.

For more information about San Juan Preservation Trust and to purchase tickets to Wild & Scenic On Tour in Eastsound, please visit: http://sjpt.org/

 

On Tour StampGoing On Tour

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003. Over the past 12 years it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival of its kind in the nation. The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the nationwide tour to over 125 cities. Each tour stop is an opportunity for an organization to reach out into their community and bring people together around community based activism. We offer a diverse menu of environmental films that delve into themes such as energy, climate change, conservation, wildlife, community activism, environmental justice, and adventure. Each venue custom builds their own film program to include issues they want to spotlight. Plus, we provide PR materials and a comprehensive planning guide. As an environmental group who has experienced amazing success with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we want to share our success with other organizations to create a network connected by a common goal – to use film to inspire activism!

For more information about Wild & Scenic On Tour, please contact Jon Wilson at 530.265.5961 x 204.

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10 Tips from Jenna B. on Event Greening

October 20, 2014

Follow these simple tips to be well on your way to a clean green film festival and planet. Your enthusiasm for environmental responsibility at your event will be contagious and your audience will thank you!

  1. Offer organic!
    Seek out vendors who offer organic food and drinks or other natural products. Support healthy pollinators, ecosystems, and your own body. Your local natural food store might donate food to your event!
  2. Use alternative energy!
    Contact your local solar company to help – it’s a great way for them to promote your business. The local media will love advertising that your event is solar powered!
  3. Avoid disposables!
    Oregon Natural Desert Association's festival attendees smiling about their Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cups!

    Oregon Natural Desert Association’s festival attendees smiling about their Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cups!

    Brand your event as “zero waste” – this is becoming more and more popular and people will recognize this term. Ask people to bring their own dishes. Rent dishes and recruit a team of volunteer dishwashers.

  4. Take advantage of Klean Kanteen’s pint cup program! Our national partner, Klean Kanteen, offers stainless steel pint cups. You can buy them with your logo or the Wild & Scenic logo, then resell them with a drink for a profit. Reduce waste, raise funds, and add a fun element to your event!
  5. Avoid plastics!
    Mountain of plasticMaking bottles to meet America’s demand for bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year. Ten percent of the plastic manufactured worldwide ends up in the ocean, the majority of that settling on the ocean floor where it will never degrade. Alternatively, offer reusable cups and/or ask people to bring their own cup.
  6. Don’t be fooled by bio-plastics!
    Yes, bio-plastics might be better than petroleum-based single-use plastics. BUT, they do not break down in home-scale compost piles, only in commercial composting facilities. They pollute the recycling stream because they look like recyclable plastic but they are not. They are typically made from GMO corn, which requires a lot of land and water to grow.
  7. Recycling!
    Every place you have a trash bin, also put a recycle bin there. If you have a trash bin by itself, inevitably non-trash items will end up there. Make sure recycle bins are well-marked so that your audience knows what they can put in there.
  8. Paper – reduce and recycle!
    How many ways do you use paper at your event? Posters, flyers, event program, brochures, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper… Request recycled paper for everything you do! By requesting recycled products, you help to expand the recycling market. If you invite other groups to table, ask them not to bring handouts but to have a beautiful enticing display and a human being to share information! Do you really need to have paper napkins and paper towels? – There are lots of reusable alternatives for these that are not paper.
  9. Compost!
    Someone in your community has a compost pile and would be GRATEFUL to take your event’s compost home. Compost is a valuable resource. Keeping food scraps out of the landfill means reducing greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change. Plus, landfills are someone’s habitat – by composting you can protect habitat and build healthy soil! Place a compost bin everywhere that you recycle and trash bins.
  10. Waste station volunteers!
    You’ll be amazed at how much trash you avoid making just by having educated volunteers help audience members know where to put their waste. Most materials at your event will be recyclable or compostable; therefore the trash produced will be very little as long as you help your audience in knowing what to put where.

About Jenna, SYRCL’s On Tour Manager and Event Greener Extraordinaire:

Jenna in Namibia with a caracal

Jenna in Namibia with a caracal

Before joining the team at SYRCL, Jenna worked for open space protection, transit-oriented development, environmental ballot measures, wildlife conservation, sustainability skills for everyday life, water and energy conservation, waste reduction, small scale diverse organic farming education, and pollinator advocacy.  Jenna loves how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings all of these issues together through both films and people – not only the people working hard to create solutions to these issues, but also the people who want to learn more and participate in change.

Get creative and collaborate! There are lots of ways to impact the world!

 

 

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