Environmental Action Organization

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

Location: 
St. Lawrence University, Gulick Auditorium
Date: 
September 17, 2010 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is the largest environmental film festival in the United States, with 80 tour venues. However, EAO will be the first hosts of the festival in the state of New York! The films are able to characterize the environmental movement in order to inspire action. The festival's films cover the diversity of the movement, from water rights to our food system, from climate change to rock climbers in Namibia.

Ticket Prices: $5 in advance and $5 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at: St. Lawrence’s Student Center & Brewer Bookstore Wear on Earth GardenShare's stand at the Canton Farmers' Market. Proceeds will be donated to GardenShare and Gulf Aid, an NGO assisting communities in the Gulf Coast.  

YouTube Trailers from the films....

Tentative Festival schedule (film descriptions are below):
7:00 – Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival intro (3 minutes)
7:03 – Welcoming Address by President Fox
7:10 – Reminders by Ted Nichols
7:13 – Introduction of Drying for Freedom by Greenhouse and Secret Life of Paper by Amanda Lavigne
7:17 – Drying for Freedom (5 minutes)
7:22 – Secret Life of Paper (6 minutes)
7:28 –Introduction of Split Estate and Brower Youth Award by Lindsay Guerin
7:32 – Split Estate (15 minutes)
7:47 – Brower Youth Award (5 minutes)
7:52 – Introduction to Generations by Ben Rendall, Introduction to Greenhorns by Alle Wingerter
8:09 – Generations (17 minutes)
8:26 – Greenhorns (20 minutes)
8:46 – Introduction to New Amsterdam Market by GardenShare, introduction to Fun Theory, Mary Kohnstamm
9:00 – New Amsterdam Market (7 minutes)
9:07 – The Fun Theory – Piano Stairs (2 minutes)
9:09 – Intermission (15 minutes)
9:24 – Introduction to Get Up, Stand Up, by Bob Fredrick and introduction to Lady Bug Swarm by Mary Kohnstamm
9:27 – Get Up, Stand Up (4 minutes)
9:31 – Lady Bug Swarm (3 Minutes)
9:34 – Introduction of Tapped by Mary Kohnstamm
9:37 – Tapped (76 minutes)

• Drying for Freedom -- Adam Merrifield, Steven Lake 50 million clotheslines are banned in the US. Don’t you have the right to dry?

• Secret Life of Paper --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? INFORMs Secret Life Series is a collection of videos that highlight the environmental impacts of everyday products we all use.

• Split Estate -- Imagine discovering that you don’t own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backyard. Planet Greens Documentary Film Series - Reel Impact.

• Brower Youth Award: Sierra Crane --Sierra Crane-Murdoch, 21 , of Vermont, co-launched Power Past Coal, a national grassroots initiative of activists battling coal projects. (This is the woman that launched the march many of us attended when in DC for Powershift.)

• Generations --For many, snowy winters have a deep significance - culturally, personally, and financially. Going beyond charts and numbers, this new film humanizes the debate on climate change by exploring the delicate balance of winter and the intrinsic value of snow to people across generations and cultures.

• Greenhorns -- 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. PLEASE NOTE: This film is a 20-minute, extended trailer for a pending feature film due out later in 2010.

• New Amsterdam Market --Experience palpable spirit and energy as a longstanding public market tradition is revived. Local and regional cheeses, meats, produce -- all this and more in New York City’s seaport district, a perfect and historic site for a public market.

• The Fun Theory -- We believe that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change peoples’ behavior for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it is 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?

• Get Up, Stand Up --Surfing in Wyoming? These guys make it look easy. Wyoming Short Film Contest Winner.

• Lady Bug Swarm --Enjoy one of the wonders of nature ... and rediscover the beauty of nature through the eyes of a child.

• Tapped -- Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold? Take a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought to never become a commodity: our water. Best Documentary - Eugene Intl Film Festival.

WASTE GROUP MINUTES- BOTTLED WATER

Date: 
02/17/2010 08:00 - 09:00

MEETING MINUTES:

2/2/10

22 members.

 

BRIEFING ON LAST MEETING:

 

ENERGY:

-      Discussed grant money for Green Bikes Program

-      Wes Norton abroad. What can we do? --> LouiseGava will get back to us.

WASTE:

-      "Waste Awareness Week"

TRANSPORTATION:

-      Idling policy

-      Tomorrow talking to conservation council.

 

NEW IDEAS:

-      Make our own money, instead of relying ongrants.

-      MAKE A WISH Solar concert?

-      Grocery bags from 2009? Where are they?

-      Semester-long bike rentals. à Silas and Alex are onit.

-      Awareness about bus to POTSDAM!

-      Bike lane+ Racks downtown.

 

WASHING AND DRYING MACHINES:

-      Cold water washing detergent

-      Louise

 

TOWN HALL MEETING:

-      Make our presence known

 

KILLI O'Pub:

-      How can we reduce our bottled water consumption?

-      Cans instead of bottles.

 

PUBLIC EVENTS:

-      Movie grant for next fall.

-      Solar-powered concert.

 

 

GROUPS:

-      New groups based around projects!

1)  Public Advocacy

2)  Waste

3)  Transportation

 

ENDOWMENT:

-      Get information from Ryan

-      Mary: "green option" for calling all saints.

-      Send Ryan an email-What can we do while you'regone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Semester

Date: 
02/02/2010 08:00 - 09:00

MEETING MINUTES:

2/2/10

22 members.

 

BRIEFING ON LAST MEETING:

 

ENERGY:

-      Discussed grant money for Green Bikes Program

-      Wes Norton abroad. What can we do? --> LouiseGava will get back to us.

WASTE:

-      "Waste Awareness Week"

TRANSPORTATION:

-      Idling policy

-      Tomorrow talking to conservation council.

 

NEW IDEAS:

-      Make our own money, instead of relying ongrants.

-      MAKE A WISH Solar concert?

-      Grocery bags from 2009? Where are they?

-      Semester-long bike rentals. à Silas and Alex are onit.

-      Awareness about bus to POTSDAM!

-      Bike lane+ Racks downtown.

 

WASHING AND DRYING MACHINES:

-      Cold water washing detergent

-      Louise

 

TOWN HALL MEETING:

-      Make our presence known

 

KILLI O'Pub:

-      How can we reduce our bottled water consumption?

-      Cans instead of bottles.

 

PUBLIC EVENTS:

-      Movie grant for next fall.

-      Solar-powered concert.

 

 

GROUPS:

-      New groups based around projects!

1)  Public Advocacy

2)  Waste

3)  Transportation

 

ENDOWMENT:

-      Get information from Ryan

-      Mary: "green option" for calling all saints.

-      Send Ryan an email-What can we do while you'regone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAO Waste Group Project Ideas and Progress

Date: 
09/15/2009 - 10/27/2009

 

 9-15-09

EAO Minutes WASTE

 

Composting Facilities?

-Theme Houses

-Freshman Dorms

 

Recycle Bins?

-Double Purpose

 

Redeem Station?

-Beer Cans

 

Pub:

Water Bottles to sell

Sell Mugs

Leave card to borrow mug?

 

Hill News

Unsubscribe

 

Signs

Sexy Tooth brushers

Recycling centers

 

Question of the meeting: Where does organic food at Danacome from??

9-22-09

EAO MINUTES WASTE

 

PUB:

Water cooler

Water Bottles

Mugs under CWA

Reusable Mug sign-out

MEETING SET WITH CINDY ATKINS

 

Redemption Center:

Money argument with school________________Matt going toe-mail Louise Gava

Machine or EAO peoples?

Are we involved in Recyclemania 2009?

 

OUTDOOR RECYCLING BINS_____________________Melissa and K.C.

 

SIGNS:

Sexy Toothbrusher=help with other groups, Update sexycelebrities

 

COMPOSTING:

Talk to Dante __________________Tom and Maggie

 

HILL NEWS:____________________________Annie

Stack of Hill News

Sharing is fun!

 

 9-15-09

EAO Minutes WASTE

 

Composting Facilities?

-Theme Houses

-Freshman Dorms

 

Recycle Bins?

-Double Purpose

 

Redeem Station?

-Beer Cans

 

Pub:

Water Bottles to sell

Sell Mugs

Leave card to borrow mug?

 

Hill News

Unsubscribe

 

Signs

Sexy Tooth brushers

Recycling centers

 

Question of the meeting: Where does organic food at Danacome from??

 

Meeting Minutes

EAO 9-29-09

 

HILL NEWS:

Insulted by our request?

Annie will bring it up again next meeting

Annie writing a heated letter to Hill News by 9-8-09

 

COMPOSTING:

Maggie and Emma

Dana needs large storage bin.

Could we build it?

4 tumblers around campus

-Greenhouse

-Dub

-Townhouses

-Maintenance one for leaves

STEP 1: Get the ones we have functioning and have adestination for Compost

STEP 2: Work on Dana

STEP 3: Awareness Day

 

DINING SERVICES:

-Plates/ BYO Dish

-Selling mugs/ water bottles

-Water tower

 

 

WASTE AWARENESS WEEK

 

SELLING MUGS IN THE PUB FROM THE BOOKSTORE

 

AWARENESS DAY

TRASH ON THE LAWN DAY

 

 

REDEMPTION CENTER:

Matt still waiting to hear back from Louis Gava

 

SEXY TOOTHBRUSHER

Printed and going to put up

Mission complete

 

 

EAO MEETING MINUTES10-6-09:

LOUIS GAVA:

 

BRING PLATE TO PUB:

-Against Health Code

-Mugs not, silverwear

-Poster made GREAT!

-Bowls?

 

COMPOSTING:

-Marcus excited

-Separate group with Dante working on issue

-Levi got a list of farms who would be interested in

 

RECLAIM STATION

-Getting info soon

 

RECYCLING:-How to make the pretty?

-Student Artists!

-Picture of Ryan Gillard on bin

 

10/27/09

EAO MEETING MINUTES

WASTE GROUP

 

RECYCLING MACHINE

-$12,000 unfortunately not realistic.

-Talk to Louis about other types of recycling bins

 

WASTE AWARENESS WEEK

-All member come with ideas for next time:

-Flash mob

-Bike energy generator

-What can you recycle?

-Lights out hour

-Trivia Questions

 

 

 

 

Environmental Action Organizaton

Location: 
Sykes Formal Lounge
Date: 
February 23, 2010 8:00pm

Join like minded students working to make a more sustainable campus.

New members encouraged!

Environmental Action Organizaton Meeting

Location: 
Sykes Formal Lounge
Date: 
February 10, 2010 8:00pm

New members welcome, come share your ideas.

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