In partnership with the UN’s World Environment Day, Green Living Project recently held a Washington, DC, premiere to share their latest films. Green Living Project is a filmmaking and marketing company that creates short films to showcase examples of sustainability in action. DC EcoWomen was a promotional sponsor for the event and several EcoWomen attended, including myself.
Our evening began with a short local spotlight story from Sam Ullery, the Schoolyard Garden Specialist for DC’s education office. I had no idea the DC school system had such a position, and it was great to see Sam’s passion to provide students in the area access to local, nutritious food.
Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox from the UN Environment Program Regional Office for North America also joined the screening. She applauded the audience for attending because as our 7 billion-person world ever increases demand on resources, “we need to empower ourselves to bring about change”.
The six films screened at the event included stories from the US and Central America, each focusing on a local sustainability project’s success. Issues ranged from agroforestry in Belize to refurbishing bicycles “rescued” from landfills in Chicago. It was a great reminder to us that all it takes is regular people with a passion for change coming together to reach a sustainability goal.
Green Living Project founder and chief storyteller Rob Holmes was our guide through the films of the evening, and shared how each film was made during our viewing. We ended with a preview of the latest films from Africa, and the footage looked stunning! I can’t wait to see them! Rob also shared that he is currently seeking projects to highlight for their upcoming trip to Asia, so contact Jenny at Green Living Project if you know of great stories to share. All in all it was an informative ininspirational event – and I even won a door prize!