In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, the South Carolina Green Fair, along with Charleston City Paper and our presenting sponsor Half-Moon Outfitters; will be hosting the 2010 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Charleston on Tuesday, April 20th starting at 6pm. The festival was founded by Patagonia and customized programs will take place all across the country. To celebrate the diverse topics presented in our selected films we are partnering with five local non-profit organizations who will each present a film. The organizations include: The Coastal Conservation League, Lowcountry Earth Force, South Eastern Wildlife Exposition, Lowcountry Local First and the South Carolina Aquarium. Each organization selected a film that encompasses their mission and will introduce the film at the event. The films range in length from 12-23 minutes with a few fun 2-3 minute shorts in between. The event will be held at the Hippodrome Theater downtown next to the Aquarium and will include an After Party sponsored by World Oriental Kitchen (WOK) and Charleston Green Drinks.
6:35: "Fun Theory -1 Piano Staircase" (2 min) - Green Fair
The Fun Theory. We believe that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it's change for the better. "Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better" is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do?
6:40: "A Sheltered Sea"" (23 min) SC Aquarium
William Bayne, April Bucksbaum
There is a pioneering conservation action taking place along the coast of California. The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) brings together diverse stakeholders\0x2014fishermen, conservationists, scientists, government, divers, and ocean-loving citizens\0x2014in a process to set aside marine refuges akin to our country's National Parks. Best Ocean Conservation Film, Blue Ocean Film Festival. www.caloceans.org, www.thebaumfoundation.org
7:06: "The Secret Life of Paper" (6 min)
Mark Sugg, Loch Phillipps
Ever wonder what happens to the newspaper we read in the morning? Have you ever considered what impacts these products have on the environment, from beginning to end? INFORM's Secret Life Series is a collection of videos that highlight the environmental impacts of everyday products we all use. www.informinc.org
7:12: "A Year in the Desert" (15 min) SEWE
Chris Pyle, Nicholas Clapp
Each season in the Anza Borrego desert has its special creatures: tiny hummingbirds, darting lizards, slithering snakes, head-butting bighorns. Their land is seared by ground temperatures of 180 degrees, swept by a flash flood, even blanketed by a snowstorm. Both filmmakers have received numerous regional and national Emmy Awards. www.theabf.org
7:45: "Young Voices on Climate Change" (12 min) Lowcountry Earth Force
"If you adults won't do something on climate change, then we kids are going to take the reins," says young activist Shannon McComb. These kids speak directly about their concerns, knowledge, and their actions to combat climate change.
8:00: "Elements of Food" (17 min) Coastal Conservation League
Journey within our food system through Seth's adventures on the road. These short videos will inspire you to take a closer look at what you eat and to (re)discover food. From the organic farm along the Baja coast to the co-op in Colorado,Seth is there to celebrate food and uncover why it makes you smile or keeps you energized, and how the natural elements make this all possible. www.clifbar.com
8:17: "Fun Theory 2 Bottles Machine" (2 min) - Green Fair
The Fun Theory. We believe that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it's change for the better. Many of us return our plastic bottles and cans. Noticeably fewer recycle their glass. Maybe that's because we don't get any money in return, as we do for cans and plastic. Can we change this attitude by making recycling glass fun to do? So you are not just rewarded with a good conscience, you also get a smile. See the results here. www.thefuntheory.com
8:23: "Greenhorns" (20 min) Lowcountry Local First
Severine von Tscharner Fleming
This spring found young farmers as unlikely poster children of a new zeitgeist. In many communities these bright 20- and 30-somethings are contributing and leading the way into a new world of agriculture, sustainability and economics. www.thegreenhorns.net
8:45: After Party sponsored by WOK & Charleston Green Drinks