One Earth Film Festival Returns to the Catlow

 
KAT GERDTS
Updated 3/2/2020 11:23 AM

One Earth Film Festival premiers "8 Billion Angels" at the Catlow Theater, Barrington on Saturday, March 7, 2-3 pm. A community event sponsored by Go Green Barrington and the Barrington Area Library, join neighbors, family and friends for the Barrington's 2nd annual One Earth Film Festival presentation. This year's theme is The Power of We! Everyone included, everyone uplifted, and together we can do it - #climate change.

"8 Billion Angels" weaves together the voices of people around the world to help us fully understand the human impact on ecology, confronting the impact of unsustainable growth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Today, humanity's demand for resources vastly exceeds nature's ability to supply them. Food, water, climate and extinction emergencies are unfolding before our eyes. 8 Billion Angels tells the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet.

With passion, humility, and honesty, experts explain the indisputable connection between our environmental catastrophes, unsustainable population and increasing consumption. The consequences to humanity and the planet are laid bare if we do not quickly and dramatically alter our current population and consumption trajectories." See more information at 8billionangels.org.

A dozen local environmental groups will pack the lobby of the theater to provide a range of action steps we all can take along with volunteer opportunities. FREE event, but please register at gogreenbarrington.org. Then, plan to join Go Green Barrington on March 18 at 7 pm, in the Barrington Village Hall, to advocate for environmental action to be included in the Village ten-year plan.

Some more green events coming up:

Saturday, March 14, 9:30-11 am -- Vanishing Edens. Hosted by Citizens for Conservation. 9:30 coffee and conversation, presentation by Michael Jeffords begins at 10. See details at citizensforconservation.org.

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Wednesday, March 18, 7 pm -- Comprehensive Plan Meeting for Environmental Advisory Committee. This meeting will focus on environmental issues relating to the Comprehensive Plan. Resident support needed! The environmental sustainability chapter of the Comprehensive Plan can be found here. Barrington Village Hall.

Saturday, April 4, 10am-12pm -- Taste of Honey. Introduction to bees and beekeeping. Smart Farm Learning Center, 490 W. IL Hwy 22. See smartfarms.org for more information and registration.

Tuesday, April 7, 7 pm -- How to Make your Event Eco Friendly. Go Green hosts Catering by Michaels, Chicagoland leader in sustainability and eco friendly event planning. Free appetizers by Pine Food Co. The Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Rd, Suite L-1 (just south of Georgio's -- look for Go Green sign on the sidewalk).

Every Thursday and Saturday -- Citizens for Conservation workdays. See citizensforconservation.org for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Every Sunday -- Spring Creek Stewards. For details see ec.samaritan.com/recruiter/1405/OppDetails/193630/Spring-Creek-Stewardship-Volunteer-Days

Green Drinks are free, informal, lively discussions open to the general public featuring guest speakers on a different topic each month. Come early and order dinner!

Sponsored by Go Green Barrington (GGB), a group of forward thinking local advocates that rallies residents, businesses and government bodies throughout the Barrington area to raise environmental awareness and take action that makes a difference. If you would like to volunteer your time at green events, contact GGB. Connect on facebook to learn more!

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