The One Earth Film Festival - the Midwest's premier environmental film festival – made its fourth-season debut on March 6. Over one inspiring weekend, the Fest screened dozens of films and lead discussions to inform, entertain, and inspire opportunities to harness the power of human involvement for a better future. They engaged private, public and non-profit sector community partners in the sponsorship and production of the film festival. One such partner was none other than the University of Chicago!
On March 7, over 100 people gathered in the Logan Center for a special screening of “Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science”. The idea was to illustrate the overwhelming range of human activity and scientific work needed to understand the world’s changing climate. Following the film, an engaging panel answered questions, and discussed opportunities for action. Panel experts were UChicago Environmental Studies Professor, Raymond Ladato, and UChicago Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Trevor Price.
The One Earth Film Festival is an event brought to you by the Green Community Connections, a deep-roots organization working to build a sustainable future. Additional participating groups were the Logan Center for the Arts, UChicago Climate Action Network, and the Office of Sustainability.
Thank you to all participants for making this year's Festival a success!