Friday, March 3, 6 to 9:30 p.m. [Downtown] Fourth Presbyterian Church, Gratz Center, Chicago
Mingle with like-minded friends who believe in sustainability and creativity. Meet leaders of the environmental movement and filmmaking community. This is a place where ideas and art merge, where people who care about the planet express themselves frankly and elegantly.
Join us for our Sixth Annual Green Carpet Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Fourth Presbyterian Church's sparkling contemporary addition: the LEED-certified Gratz Center. Completed in 2013, this sleek space honors the original, neo-Gothic, 1914 structure via large overlooking windows.
Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. [Downtown] Columbia College Chicago, Music Center, Chicago
Join us to see the premier screenings of top films from the Young Filmmakers Contest. Students in grades 3 through college submitted a 3 to 8-minute film about one of six sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water. or open space and ecosystems.
Cash prizes will be awarded at the elementary school ($75), middle school ($100), high school ($250), and college levels. Each winner will also donate a matching gift to the sustainability organization of their choice.
Sunday, March 12, 3 to 5 p.m. [West] Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
The Closing Celebration for the 6th Annual One Earth Film Festival will include a Films Experience. Don't miss the chance to reminisce with friends about the films you saw and the ideas that changed your life for the better. Connect with others who want to do their part to make a habitable and healthy world for the next generation.
Enjoy food, drink, mingling, and a short program, including the Virtual Reality film experience provided by Conservation International.