Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Film Fest Review

December 10, 2008
Reusable shopping bags that fit in your purse

There are prizes such as these reusable shopping bags that fit in your purse

On Saturday night H and I went to the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. (See my pre-fest blog post.) The event lasted a little over three hours and consisted of 9 films ranging from 2 to 33 minutes each.

I plan to make this an annual event because it seems we are very lucky and win the prizes. This year H and I each won a reusable shopping bag that stuffs into a tiny sack. Last year H won an oversized duffel bag.

But the real reason to attend is that these films are so inspirational and motivational, as well as eye-opening. For a taste, check out the People’s Choice Award, Oil + Water.

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

November 25, 2008

Midwest Mountaineering is hosting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 7 pm. Order your tickets here. I went to this fest last year and found it to be a thought-provoking mix of short films. Here’s a summary of the lineup for this year:

  • Carpa Diem – Kids and a fish in the aquarium could mean tragedy…
  • Climate: A Crisis Averted – Looks back from the year 2056…
  • For the Price of a Cup of Coffee – Follow the life cycle of a paper cup…
  • Fridays at the Farm – A family joins a community-supported organic farm…
  • Gimme Green – A humorous look at the American obsession with lawn…
  • Hybrid Pedal – Biking to draw attention to the endangered wildlands in the West…
  • Oil and Water Project – A trip from Alaska to Argentina without a single drop of oil…
  • The Good Fight – At 90, Martin Litton continues his efforts of preserving nature…
  • Water Loving Doggies – Looks like we’ll end the evening on a lighter note.

Outdoor Adventure Expo

November 17, 2008

Here’s an event for my fellow outdoorsy-type wannabes. Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis is hosting its annual Outdoor Adventure Expo November 21-23, 2008.

Highlights

  • Everything on sale
  • Lots of exhibitors, such as outdoor clubs
  • Free presentations and demonstrations about outdoor activities and travel
  • Interesting speakers
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (you need tickets)

Hope to see you there!