Friday, March 19, 2010

Environmental Film Festival at Yale

Check out these environmental films which will be screened during Yale's environmental film festival:

http://environment.yale.edu/film/Films_Master.html

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Creating something during the event

Food for thought!

We love raucous festivals like Burning Man and music jamborees like Bonaroo, but we’ve never heard of one that combines the spirit of these events with the mission to actually accomplish something. Like building a build a micro wind turbine farm.




Such is the idea behind “Villages in the Sky: DIY World Change” — a a family-friendly renewable energy and sustainability celebration located in the Ozarks and scheduled for June 2010. Unlike gatherings that strive to leave things the way they were before anyone arrived, Villages in the Sky is looking to take advantage of crowd sourcing to create a better place than existed before. Participants will help build a micro wind turbine farm and bio-mass systems as well as giant play structures (zip lines, tree houses, ropes courses, etc). The entire event is internally cash free event which promotes a volunteer ethic and strangers working cooperatively for a shared goal. In fact, the main goal is to leave behind the beginnings of a locally self sufficient eco-village. Perhaps even one inspired by the Ewoks.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Committees

Our next meeting will be held on March 6 during flex in the cafe. Here are the committees you can join to help organize GreenFest:

Press/Media Relations
Green Businesses
Crafters
Sponsors
Permits/Approvals
Educational Presentations
Set Up
Bands/Entertainment
Food
Clean up
Community Relations/Outreach
Marketing/Advertising