Watch: Tiger shark cruises ‘lazily’ past bathers in Miami

“…the footage provides a great example of a shark – one often painted as an indiscriminate aggressor – behaving passively in the presence of humans.”
Source: Earth Touch News

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Cinema Verde Anniversary Party at Rum 138!


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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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Award-Winning Filmmakers Submit New Films to Cinema Verde 2018

Acclaimed director Scott E. Schimmel and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Kitchell have submitted new films to Cinema Verde’s 9th Annual International Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Cinema Verde has not only screened their work in previous years, these filmmakers have personally attended the festival.
Scott E. Schimmel (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2017 International Environmental Film […]

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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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The Longest Table at Depot Park

Come to the City of Gainesville’s annual Longest Table event at Depot Park (200SE Depot Avenue) on Dec. 2 from 2-4 pm. This event is free, but you’ll need to reserve your space in advance if interested in attending. Enjoy a meal and engage with your community!


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English Partner Program Dinner at the Mennonite Meeting House

Come meet the volunteers and participants of Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua Co.’s English Partner Program and enjoy a meal catered by Zeezeenia Kitchen & Market on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Avenue). This dinner is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to ensure there is enough food for all.

Interested […]

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“Welcoming Humans of Gainesville” Artwalk Photo Exhibit at Third House Books & Coffee


Join photographer Renée Hoffinger and Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua Co. for the Dec. 1 Artwalk Gainesville from 7-10 pm at Third House Books & Coffee (113 N. Main Street). Renée will showcase photos from her “Immigrants of Gainesville” series, which highlights the stories of our immigrant neighbors and friends.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. […]

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Immigrant Heritage Dinner at Holy Faith Catholic Church


Join Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua Co. for an immigrant heritage dinner with music by Elio Piedra & Latin Sound Machine, a special Artwalk photo exhibit at Third House Books & Coffee, and our English Partner Program dinner catered by Zeezeenia Kitchen & Market! Bring a dish to share!

Friday, Nov. 24 from 7-10 pm at Holy Faith Catholic […]

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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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Cinema Verde 9th Year Anniversary Party

Come to Cinema Verde’s 9th anniversary celebration! There will be a water party/picnic on Santa Fe River followed by cocktails and a film screening at the art gallery. Located near Rum Island.


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Green Drinks at Swamphead Brewery

Green Drinks is happy to partner with Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival!

Green Drinks creates an environment to network with individuals who are passionate about taking care of our planet while also enjoying drinks during happy hour. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, […]

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Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival

Cinema Verde’s 9th annual festival will feature documentaries, shorts, and student films with art, music and an ecofair.

Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of […]

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How the Soil and Water Conservation District Works

The elected body serves as an advisory council to USDA and others.
Source: The Gainesville Sun

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The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist

Cape Coral, Florida, was built on total lies. One big storm could wipe it off the map. Oh, and it’s also the fastest-growing city in the United States.

Source: Politico

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The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average

Sea level rise has already ensured that floods are becoming common, not freak weather extremes; it’s guaranteeing that hurricanes and their associated storm surges are just getting that much more powerful.


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UF scientists discover cause of Atlantic coastline’s sea level rise hot spots

Sea level rise hot spots — bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years — happen along the U.S. East Coast thanks to a one-two punch from naturally occurring climate variations, a new University of Florida study shows.
Source: News4jax

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Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

The program focuses on the League’s partnership with the non-profit organization FL SUN to form the Alachua County Solar Co-Op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.
Source: Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

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Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Friday.

Source: Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

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