Short Film Showcase and Party in partnership with Lincoln Park Zoo


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Join us on Thursday, May 17th at Cafe Brauer for a ‘Short Film Showcase’ and party to celebrate our exciting collection of the best global and domestic sustainability films!


Come experience the expedition team’s journey and witness the latest efforts in sustainable tourism, adventure travel, wildlife conservation, community development, education, sustainable food and more! Learn about exciting travel destinations and discover ways YOU can get involved. Mix and mingle with your community, our event sponsors and the GLP team while enjoying live music, local beer, and fantastic food.


Exclusive raffle prizes for online ticket buyers:  Be entered to win a $150 Pinehurst Inn gift certificate, Rooftop Garden Tour ($100 value) for 10 from Uncommon Ground or a Stand Up Paddleboarding lesson for 2 from Great Lakes Boarding Company!


John Peterson – Owner and Founder of Angelic Organics Farm


John founded Angelic Organics Farm in 1990, and it has since grown to become of the largest CSA farms in the country, serving more than 1,500 families. John is the subject of Taggart Siegel’s award winning feature documentary film The Real Dirt on Farmer John, which has been seen in theaters and television throughout the world. In 2006, he published Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables. He is now writing his autobiography and a book of short stories about farming.




Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago)

Lincoln Park Zoo’s ‘Nature Boardwalk’ provides wildlife with a sustainable ecosystem in the heart of Chicago. This world-class zoological institution is working to connect people with nature through urban wildlife experiences and educational programming.

Working Bikes (Chicago)

Since 1999, Working Bikes has redistributed donated and discarded bicycles in order to provide opportunities for personal, social and economic empowerment to individuals and communities. The promotion of cycling as a healthy, affordable, and sustainable mode of transport is helping to rebuild the fabric of transportation not just locally, but worldwide.

Angelic Organics Learning Center (Illinois)
Angelic Organics Learning Center is dedicated to helping urban and rural people build local food systems. The organization offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills through their programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in northern Illinois.
Spanish Creek Rainforest Reserve (Belize)
Spanish Creek is a 2000 acre nature reserve in Belize. Experience their cutting-edge agroforestry techniques and how they are collaborating with local villages to provide jobs, nutrition, and education.
Potters for Peace (Nicaragua)
Potters for Peace is a social justice organization that helps women in Nicaragua better their lives through improved techniques and marketing for their pottery business. They also address issues of access to potable water by producing ceramic water filters they then distribute around the world.
Semilla Nueva (Guatemala)
Semilla Nueva is working to foster environmental and social stewardship in rural farming communities of Guatemala. This organization is empowering farmers and communities so they, in turn, can empower others.

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    May 17th
    7:00 pm – 10:30pm

    VIP Reception: 6:30 - 7:30pm
    (email Sharmila with sponsorship inquiries)

    Café Brauer
    2021 N Stockton Dr
    Chicago, Illinois 60614

    A portion of the proceeds will go toward Lincoln Park Zoo's Conservation Programs

    $20 if you buy online
    at the door
    for students with ID (email Sharmila for online code)
    for teachers with RSVP (email Sharmila)

    • Exclusive raffle prizes: $150 Pinehurst Inn gift certificate and Rooftop Garden Tour ($100 value) from Uncommon Ground
    • Enjoy delicious local food, beer and wine
    • FREE reusable SIGG bottle and swag bags from our sponsors for first 50 attendees
    • Live music featuring DJ RJ PIckens
    • Get inspired by short films from our latest global and local expeditions featuring inspiring, cutting edge projects -- leave ready to learn more and take action
    • Network with like-minded, forward-thinking people, local vendors, and organizations
    GLP Film Premieres - Summary Reel

    Green Living Project - Company Overview

    Wildlife Conservation - Summary Reel