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An Ava Kempner Film “Rosenwald” At The Hippodrome Feb. 20th

An Ava Kempner Film
The remarkable story of a Jewish man who provided scholarships and schools to African Americans from 1914 to 1948.
Featuring Gordon Parks, John Hope Franklin Jr. Ralph Ellison, Marian Anderson, Maya Angelou, Julian Bond, and John Lewis
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
at the
Hippodrome State Theater
25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601

The Pleasant Street […]

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8th Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival Feb. 9-12

Contact: Trish Riley
Cell phone: 352.327.3560
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival will be held February 9-12 at the historic Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The eighth annual festival will feature 45 films from all over the world […]

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Come Celebrate Cinema Verde and Green Drinks Thursday at Curia



Dear Friends,

Please join us to celebrate the 8th Anniversary of Green Drinks!

Thank you for your help in raising awareness of environmental issues

and for working with Cinema Verde to create a sustainable future.


Come together with us on Wednesday December 7th at Curia on the Drag to […]

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Celebrate Cinema Verde’s 8th Anniversary!


By: Veronica Quesenberry

Happy Anniversary, Cinema Verde and Green Drinks! The Cinema Verde Film Festival crew will be hosting an anniversary party next Wednesday. Come celebrate December 7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Curia off the Drag.

In addition to the Cinema Verde and Green Drinks’ 8th anniversary celebration, the film list and trailers […]

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Join Cinema Verde for #GivingTuesday

By: Veronica Quesenberry

Take this #GivingTuesday to help Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival share the stories of our planet through film. #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that serves as a day for people to donate to activist groups and causes to kick off the charitable season.

The Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival […]

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Potluck, Awards, and BOBO Auction

December 1st, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Annual Awards Potluck Dinner
and Buy One Bring One Auction

Plus, a brief but important PSA from Alachua County
Commissioner Mike Byerly on Upcoming Stormwater Issues

Bring a dish to share, wine or beer if you wish, and your own eating and drinking utensils.  We will supply non-alcoholic drinks and desserts. This year, […]

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This Is Not A Drill, Help Stop The Sabal Trail Pipeline

Direct Action to stop the Sabal Trail pipeline has begun and needs your help

Call to Action: Join us at Sunrise on Saturday, Nov 26, for direct action. Park at Guy Lemmons boat ramp, northwest of the 129 bridge over the Santa Fe River, near Branford. Bring a canoe or kayak.


Over the first week of November, […]

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Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival 2017

By: Veronica Quesenberry

Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival is presenting its eighth annual film festival on February 9 to 12, 2017. A new year and a new film festival is accompanied by its original founder and curator, Trish Riley. Trish Riley is the director of Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival in addition […]

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Nov 10-19 Come Hear Veterans Tell Their Stories

Telling: Gainesville

Five veterans come together to tell their stories and openly discuss what it means to have served their country and to now live as veterans in the USA.

With first hand accounts of a soldier’s life in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, in-depth insights into the difficulties of returning home, and a post-show discussion, this project […]

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VOTE TODAY! See You @ Sept. 7th Green Drinks

Hello, helloooo…. Last Chance to Vote Today to Protect Our Environment!Go, Go, Go! Then come join us next week to meet upcoming congressman Ken McGurn and enjoy the music of our new neighbor Ellen Bukstel!
via VOTE TODAY! See You @ Sept. 7th Green Drinks.

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Meet the Filmmaker July 6!!!!

Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde

Hello, Friends
Happy Summer! At our May meeting many members said they’d be traveling over the summer, so we agreed to pause with our monthly screenings for a few months, so we have NOT planned a Green Drinks meeting for June… then along came a film we just can’t pass up, so: […]

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Starbucks Is Selling Nearly A Half-Billion Dollars In ‘Sustainability’ Bonds

The coffee giant is asking investors to fund its environmental efforts for the first time.

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Join us this Wednesday, Feb. 3rd for an informal Q&A with candidates for Gainesville City Commission and Mayor! 

What kind of world do you want to live in?
Which candidates share your views?

Send your questions in advance so we can facilitate:

click the link  ( to add your questions.
Cinema Verde meets Green Drinks Gainesville.
We meet the first Wed. of the month for […]

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Cinema Verde Highlights: Be a Part of the Future!

Cinema Verde 2015 Highlights
Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival had an outstanding sixth year in 2015… JOIN US NOW for CINEMA VERDE 2016!

– We added “International” to our title by receiving and screening films from all over the world

– Presented 43 films, 15 directors, 15 musical acts during the four-day festival

– Presented […]

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Cinema Verde Holiday Anniversary Party Dec. 2

Mingle with your sustainable friends as we celebrate the Eighth Anniversary of Green Drinks – where Cinema Verde was born – and raise a toast to a successful future!

We will announce our film list and new venue for the Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival 2016!

We will offer special discounts on VIP Festival […]

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Immersed: An Evening of Springs Films

Noted directors take the stage to screen segments from their films including: Jill Heinerth’s “We are Water,” Bill Belleville and Bob Giguere’s new “Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs,” “Eric Flagg’s Ichetucknee Springs,” Lesley Gamble’s otherworldly films, the creators of the Sirena film shorts and others. Event starts at 6 pm on December 3, 2015 at […]

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Whitey’s Fish Camp Boat Parade to benefit Safe Animal Shelter

Boat parade benefitting the Safe Animal Shelter. Come out for an evening of family fun to celebrate the holidays and benefit Safe Animal Shelter. Raffle & LOTS of Silent Auction items. The event will take place at Whitney’s Fish Camp 2032 County Road 220, Fleming Island, FL 32003 at 6:30 pm
via Whitey’s Fish Camp Boat […]

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Friends of Paynes Prairie Inc. – Wildlife Walk on Cones Dike Trail

Take a walk on the wild side with a prairie ranger on Cones Dike Trail.  This trail is one of the most popular trails for wildlife viewing on Paynes Prairie.  Excellent bird watching and a good chance of seeing eagles, alligators, wild horses, and bison.  The trail is 4 miles long, but we’ll be walking out about 1.5 miles, so […]

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Friends of Paynes Prairie – Stargazing

Join the Friends of Paynes Prairie for Stargazing on Feb 6, 2016

9300 SE CR 234, Micanopy, FL 32667 at 6 pm
via Friends of Paynes Prairie Inc. – Stargazing.

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