Houston Green Film Series: Evolution of Organic – June 20, 2018

Mark Kitchell’s Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters rejected chemical industrial farming and set out to discover organic alternatives. By now organic has gone mainstream – split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people, and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. As interviewee Kelly Mulville says, “Creating health in the soil creates health in the ecosystem creates health in the atmosphere – and it all cycles around.”

This is not just a history, but looks forward to exciting and important futures: the next generation who are broadening organic; what lies “beyond organic”; and carbon farming and sequestration as a solution to climate change — maybe the best news on the planet.

June 20, 2018, at Rice Media Center. 6:30 PM conversation, networking, and a light meal; 7:00 PM screening. Panel discussion after the screening with Glen Miracle of Laughing Frog Farm, and Tommy Garcia-Pratts of Finca Tres Robles. Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
The Houston Green Film Series was launched in 2010 by a coalition of non-profit, grassroots, environmental organizations. The purpose of this coalition is to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus to the Houston community. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.

Houston Green Film Series: Before the Flood – March 21, 2018

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. March 21, 2018, at Rice Media Center. 6:30 PM conversation, networking, and a light meal; 7:00 PM screening. Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
The Houston Green Film Series was launched in 2010 by a coalition of non-profit, grassroots, environmental organizations. The purpose of this coalition is to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus to the Houston community. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.
The founding organizations are the US Green Building Council Emerging Professionals, Air Alliance Houston, Transition Houston, the Rice University Environmental Club and Houston Tomorrow. In 2013, the Green Building Resource Center joined the coalition. In 2017, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (@cechouston) joined the leadership team of the Houston Green Film Series.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour: Local Film Screening Tonight!

Please join the CEC and the Houston Green Film Series to see a variety of short, local environmental films tonight, Nov., 16, 2016, starting at 6:30 pm tonight at the Rice University Media Center.

Film topics include:https://www.facebook.com/HoustonGreenFilmSeries/

  • The Grease Monster
  • Environmental Justice & the San Jacinto River
  • The Houston Bike Plan
  • Road Warriors
  • (Un)flushable wipes
  • Open architecture
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Swallows & Coneflowers
  • Google Trekker
  • The Bus Lady

For the third time, on January 25 & 26, 2017, the CEC will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the River Oaks Theatre. But before then…

CEC is using this festival to tell local environmental stories, highlight the work of CEC’s member organizations, and inspire our residents and visitors to make a difference in the environment and quality of life. To that end, in partnership with the Houston Green Film Series, CEC will host a one-night screening of local environmental films on November 16, 2016, to help select the local films that will be shown each night at the January WSFF On Tour. In addition to selecting the local films to include in January, CEC hopes to expose a wider audience to local environmental stories and to honor the top films.