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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?
Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images
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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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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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.”
Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images
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.”
Photograph: Grainne Quinlan for Huffpost
via What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Doesn’t Recycle | HuffPost.

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Stolen River Director Krisztina Danka: We Are All Responsible for the Yamuna River

By Daniel Salazar
Independent films often take up causes that have gone unnoticed, and a filmmaker’s efforts to raise visibility can make a big difference. In this exclusive interview, Krisztina Danka, director of Cinema Verde Official Selection and LIFFT Best Green Film winner The Stolen River, discusses the creation of her new documentary.
A family is filmed taking […]

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Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022

“The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020.”
Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters
via Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022 | Environment | The Guardian.

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Attend City Commissioner Meeting to Protect Alachua County’s Water

From City Commissioner Mike Byerly:

“If you have only enough time or motivation to attend one government meeting in 2018 in defense of our environment, make it Jan. 23rd, 5pm, at the County Administration building.  The stakes are high, and turnout could make the difference.

Alachua County is a “charter county.”  That means we have a charter, sort […]

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The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era

New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

via The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era | Cities | The […]

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Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market
Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/EPA
Source: The Guardian

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Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target
Photograph: Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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“24 Hours of Climate Reality” Gainesville Watch Party

The Climate Reality Project Gainesville Chapter is organizing a Kickoff Watch Party, Monday, December 4th , for the seventh-annual, broadcast of the 24 Hours of Reality, a 24-hour event focusing on the climate crisis  and its solutions hosted by former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore.

There will also be local […]

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Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo

“‘They’re playthings. But they’re fun, useful, awesome, maybe slightly privacy-problematic playthings.’”
via Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo | HuffPost.

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How recycled roofs are transforming homes in slums

“An engineering graduate who had returned to his home town, Mr. Ganatra decided that there must be a better way to construct roofs. A sustainable and cost effective way, that would allow residents to be comfortable in their homes.”
Source: BBC News

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Support Us on Black Friday!

Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3021913 and Amazon donates to Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.
Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy
Source: The Guardian

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The Koch brothers have reportedly put up $550m to buy Time Inc – why?

The rightwing billionaires are believed to be backing Meredith’s bid for the renowned media group but it is not the most obvious move for the brothers.

Source: The Guardian

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Gainesville Greenway Challenge

Join Greenway Challenge and help pull invasive Caesar’s Weed and Coral Ardisia at this week’s Give Back Thursday!

Starts at 9:00 am.

For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/128497857798347/

 

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