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Meet your city commissioner: Adrian Hayes-Santos

By Daniel Salazar
We sat down with Gainesville District 4 city commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos for an interview and created a comprehensive article on his background, policy goals, and position on relevant political issues.
A wave of political newcomers is sweeping the country. Energized by the surprisingly successful campaigns of “political outsiders” Senator Bernie Sanders and, of […]

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Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs Director Bob Guiguere: ‘We wanted to share… these hidden treasures’

Florida-based independent filmmaker Bob Guiguere sat down with us to talk about his new documentary Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs, a Cinema Verde official selection. Guigere will be giving an audience Q&A after the screening of his film on Saturday, February 10th, at 6:57 pm.
Bob Guiguere directed his first documentary after he began to work […]

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‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales

“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”
via ‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales | HuffPost.

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The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession

A smiling, talking fridge might seem fun. But what happens when it has said all it has to say?
via The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession | HuffPost.

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Cinema Verde Went to Siberia…

Cinema Verde Siberia
June 5th, 2017
I finally arrived Khanty–Mansiysk, 2 days and 6 airports later… I left home at dawn, and arrived at dawn, though it was only about 2 a.m. here. This must be the land of the midnight sun. Our host Julia calls it “The White Night.” It is beautiful here and about 55 […]

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Chicks in Charge! Join the movement @ Cinema Verde Feb. 10!

Learn more about the Goddess Retreat to Greece and Women’s Empowerment at Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival!

Femme in Film with Genevieve Curtis, Saturday, Feb 10 2:00 pm  Akira Workshop beside Heartwood Soundstage: Femme in Film Genevieve Curtis the organizer of Gainesville, Florida’s recent Women’s March will be hosting a fascinating […]

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Cycles of Change Producer Robin Canfield on the Future of “Bicimaquinas”

By Daniel Salazar
Robin Canfield, whose film Cycles of Change will be screened in Cinema Verde this Friday, February 9th, at 3:00 pm at the Hippodrome, took a few moments to talk with us about his company Actuality Media and the genesis of his work.

Actuality Media was born out of a marriage of co-founders Robin and Aubrey […]

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The Evolution of Organic Director Mark Kitchell: ‘Soil Can Save Us’

By Caitlin Morin

We had an interview with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell about his new documentary The Evolution of Organic. A Cinema Verde official selection, the film tells the story of the past, present, and future of organic agriculture. The Evolution of Organic will be shown at the Ninth Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film […]

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As Cape Town Water Crisis Deepens, Scientists Prepare for “Day Zero”

“Researchers make plans to modify studies and prioritize public health as city reservoirs run dry.”
via As Cape Town Water Crisis Deepens, Scientists Prepare for “Day Zero” – Scientific American.

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Documentary Film Nerve Covers Environmental Activist Craig Williams’ Historic Fight for the Responsible Disposal of Chemical Weapons

By Daniel Salazar

We sat down for an interview with environmental activist Craig Williams, the subject of documentary film Nerve, a Cinema Verde official selection. During the interview, Williams discusses how he got involved with activism, his current efforts, and his historic fight against the incineration of chemical weapons. 
Upon his return from military service during the Vietnam […]

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Is this the end of civilisation? We could take a different path

“Environmental breakdown, coupled with the self-destructive behaviour of governments, has set us on a road to ruin. And we’re blocking off all means of escape.”
via Is this the end of civilisation? We could take a different path | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Doesn’t Recycle

“In Shanghai, an army of secret recyclers has been credited with keeping mountains of trash out of the city’s landfills.”
via What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Doesn’t Recycle | HuffPost.

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An Interview with Director Anu Kuivalainen and the Beauty of Finland’s Forest

By Daniel Salazar

We had an interview with independent filmmaker Anu Kuivalainen about her new film, Into the Forest I Go. A Cinema Verde official selection, Into the Forest I Go is a documentary about ten separate characters’ relationship with Finland’s forests. During the interview, we talked about the making of the film, Kuivalainen’s directorial approach, […]

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Cinema Verde Official Selection Sprayed Explores the Effect of Airborne Chemicals on International Communities

By Daniel Salazar

We had an interview with independent filmmaker Craig Leon and Miami Beach activist Dr. Michael Hall to discuss Sprayed, Leon’s new documentary.
A Cinema Verde official selection and winner of the Best Documentary Short at the Hollywood Film Festival, Sprayed covers the controversies surrounding the use of airborne chemicals in Brazil, Vietnam, and Miami, […]

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Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community.
via Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods | HuffPost.

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Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year

It’s not listed on death certificates, but it’s still considered “one of the great killers of our age.”
via Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year | HuffPost.

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Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change

“We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.”
via Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change | HuffPost.

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How Humans Are Laying Out The Welcome Mat For Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry

Climate change is partly to blame, but it’s not the whole story.
via How Humans Are Laying Out The Welcome Mat For Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry | HuffPost.

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Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

“We can’t wait for folks in Washington to come to their senses,” says Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
via Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules | HuffPost.

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