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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years.
Source: Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

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St. Pete will be the first city in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy

Source: St. Pete will be the first city in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy

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China Proposes Major Green Investment Amid U.S. Retreat From Climate Change

President Xi Jinping wants to establish “China’s new world order.” It doesn’t include the U.S.
In a sweeping foreign policy address on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to invest in clean energy, build scientific coalitions, and support other countries’ efforts to adapt to climate change.
source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-climate-change-xi-jinping_us_5919c109e4b0fe039b3646ca?4y5

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Tracking System Could Cut Billions Of Dollars In Food Waste

The goal is to to channel more food to the roughly 800 million people who are undernourished globally.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tracking-system-could-cut-billions-of-dollars-in-food-waste_us_575592c2e4b0ed593f14ee19

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Bill Gates goes for chickens

After thinking it over, Bill Gates realizes that Chickens are an answer to poverty.
He elaborates on the subject in this LinkedIn Pulse story.
I hope he isn’t using the chickens he is pictured with. They won’t do the job for him. They are commercial Leghorns and hybrids. They can’t reproduce themselves, since they are already cross […]

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Forests heal us

 Mark Johanson writes for the BBC:
14 June 2016

Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson wrote that it’s “not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
Forest bathing […]

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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

“Local restaurants are serving unsustainable fish, and profiting from turtle tourism, while contributing to the demise of sea turtles.”

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Wild-Looking Glow-In-The-Dark Sidewalks Could Spell The End Of Streetlights

A scientist in Mexico has “developed solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark cement that could be used to illuminate roads, bike lanes and walking paths”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/glow-in-the-dark-cement_us_573b2761e4b060aa781b42f6

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Disrupting Solar

We are on the cusp of a solar revolution where the cost of solar cells will plummet, efficiency will rise dramatically, and the incentives for widespread adoption will become compelling.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-diamandis/disrupting-solar_b_9865216.html

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