Elmhurst rolls out red carpet for Environmental Film Fest March 3

  • One Earth Film Festival screens environmental films across Chicagoland March 1-10.

    One Earth Film Festival screens environmental films across Chicagoland March 1-10.

Submitted by Barbara Lonergan
Updated 2/8/2019 9:32 PM

Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition and Elmhurst College will host a screening of the documentary "Paris to Pittsburgh" as part of the 2019 One Earth Film Festival at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Illinois Hall, Schaible Science Center, 190 S. Prospect Ave.

The One Earth Film Festival presents compelling environmental films and programming to bring about an understanding of climate change, sustainability and the power of people, and to initiate positive actions for the planet.


With the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, citizens around the country are taking matters into their own hands. "Paris to Pittsburgh" explores the very real social and economic impacts to climate change-fueled disasters and features voices from local leaders and everyday Americans from Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico.

A question and answer period with environmental advocates will follow the film.

Post-film questions will be addressed by home energy efficiency, solar and municipal sustainability experts.

Representatives from Citizens Climate Lobby, ComEd, DuPage Clean Energy Coalition, Sierra Club River Prairie Group, and Elmhurst Cool Cities will share opportunities for local action on sustainability.

In addition to Elmhurst, three other screenings of One Earth Film Festival movies are slotted in DuPage and Kane counties.

Waubonsee Community College in Aurora will screen "The Human Element" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4; College of DuPage will present "The Superfood Chain" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5; and "Into the Okavango" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

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One Earth Film Festival reaches audiences all over the Chicagoland region with screenings of 28 award-winning films at 60 locations around the city and in surrounding suburbs. This is the fifth consecutive year Elmhurst Cool Cities and Elmhurst College will partner to showcase a film.

Elmhurst screening sponsors include: Bob Bacon, City of Elmhurst, The Conservation Foundation, Elmhurst Bicycle Club, Elmhurst Garden Club, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Toyota, Hauert Law Office, League of Women Voters-Elmhurst, Mehta Motors, Sierra Club River Prairie Group, Whitney Inc.

The full festival runs from March 1-10.

Tickets for most films are free, with a recommended $8 per person contribution to support the festival.

Tickets for "Paris to Pittsburgh" are limited, and this movie is expected to sell out. To reserve in advance, visit www.oneearthfilmfest.org.

For reservations or for more information, contact Elmhurst Cool Cities at ecoolcities@gmail.com or (630) 426-9789.

For a full festival schedule of movies and events, visit www.oneearthfilmfest.org or www.facebook.com/OneEarthFilmFest/.

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