Green Carpet Gala 2018

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Friday, March 2, 6 to 9:30 p.m. [Downtown]
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Gratz Center
115 E. Delaware Place, Chicago

Please join us in launching the 7th annual One Earth Film Festival and our 2018 festival theme, “This Is the Moment.” At this celebration, we will use this moment to focus on environmental justice, ecology and equity.

Wendy Williams, Executive Director of the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement, will be the emcee for the evening. Enjoy food and drink as you mingle with like-minded friends. Meet leaders in the environmental community and filmmakers, including our keynote speaker Hawah Kasat, Producer of Fly by Light and Executive Director of One Common Unity.

Additional speakers or partners include Founding Director of Young Filmmakers Contest Sue Crothers Gee, Development Director for Green America Kathy Harget, Food Campaigns Director for Green American Anna Meyer, Marketing Director for The Nature Conservancy US Central Division Wendy Dolipschi and many more community partners. 

The Gala will take place in Fourth Presbyterian Church’s sparkling, contemporary, LEED-certified Gratz Center. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and $85 per person at the door.

Attire is business casual or cocktail attire.

Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and $85 per person at the door.

What does it feel like to go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.5 seconds without a drop of gasoline? You’re about to find out.

Tesla invites you to learn how they are working toward their mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy and experience the latest Tesla technology yourself during test rides in the award-winning Model X or Model S. Rides will be available on a first come, first served basis from 5:45-7:00pm.

TRANSPORTATION. Biking, walking, public transit, and carpooling are strongly encouraged. Gratz Center is a 5 minute walk from the CTA Red Line at Chicago Ave, and accessible by bus #3, #22, and #146.

$8 parking validation passes will be available at the event reception for those who park in the 900 N. Michigan Avenue Garage. Enter the garage one block west of the Gratz Center, on the north side of Delaware St.