Green Events

Hi Friends!
I hope you’re planning to join us to see An Inconvenient Sequel premiering in Gainesville on August 3! Cinema Verde will be there at 7 PM on Thursday, and we’d like to share a welcome as we begin our fall season leading up to the February festival. Please join us to share thoughts and ideas before the 7:45 film.
It’s at Butler Plaza: 3101 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, […]

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“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
Source: Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

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#1 Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

What’s so amazing about Florida Bioluminescence Night Kayaking? This is 1 of only 6 places in the world you can do this. Dinoflagellates and comb jellies GLOW in the dark river water! People …
Source: #1 Florida Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

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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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