Green Living Project presents:


In partnership with Los Angeles Green Drinks & Green Business Networking

Green Living Project closes out 2011 with an event to remember! 
 Join us on Thursday, December 8th in Los Angeles for a “Short Film Showcase and Holiday Bash” as we premiere an exciting collection of our 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 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!

Don’t miss our Holiday Bazaar! Shop local and find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift made by local designers and artisans including: Chocolati, Krochet Kids, Fhamina, Chilanthropy Candles, Autumn Rain and Chime Jewelry


GUEST SPEAKER

Chris Paine
Writer / Director

Chris Paine is the writer/director of Who Killed the Electric Car (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006) and director of Revenge of the Electric Car (2011). Chris has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, Democracy Now, and Science Friday on NPR. He’s spoken nationally at venues including Brown, Stanford, and the Matthew Shepard Symposium on Social Justice. His other film projects include Mark Neale’s “Charge!” with Ewan McGregor about electric motorcycle racing (2011), “Faster!” and “No Maps for These Territories.” Chris was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Colgate University in New York.

In the wake of the BP disaster in 2010, he co-founded the counter-spin site, counterspill.com charting “100 years of non-renewable energy disasters.” Chris supports the work of the Rainforest Action Network, Improv Theater, the Black Rock Arts Foundation.


LOCAL SPOTLIGHT


Edward Murphy
Education Coordinator, Heal the Bay

Stretching from Malibu to Palos Verdes, the Santa Monica Bay is where millions of Angelenos relax and work. Heal the Bay’s Education Coordinator, Edward Murphy, helps manage the organization’s high school curriculum, teaching “Creek 101” and Creek Advocate program. Having been born and raised in Southern California, and earning his degree at the University of California Los Angeles, Edward has a deep passion for this community and is excited to bring his background in environmental education and civic engagement to help aid the protection of our waterways and ocean.

Change Dinner (USA) **World Premiere**

Creating a long-term vision for food system change starts with dinner. In the past 30 years, our food system has left 1 billion hungry and 1 billion overweight. Filmed locally in Venice and Culver City, CA, join 30 Project founder Ellen Gustafson, singer/celebrity Michelle Branch and friends as they gather around the table for a meal and some serious inspiration as they collaborate to make global change.

 

 

Semilla Nueva (Guatemala)

A sustainable agriculture development organization, 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.

 

 

Spanish Creek Rainforest Reserve (Belize) Spanish Creek is a 2000-acre nature reserve in Belize. 75 acres of the property are dedicated to sustainability and are exclusively used to support orchards, gardens, bamboos, and palapas. Experience Spanish Creek’s cutting-edge agroforestry techniques and how they work with local villages to provide jobs, nutrition, and education.
 

 

New Mexico (USA)
In 2009, New Mexico launched an EcoTourism initiative, making it the first state in the United States to dedicate funding explicitly for ecotourism—travel that is environmentally and culturally sustainable. From Taos to Santa Fe to the Pueblo communities, see how strong community-wide support has propelled New Mexico to be a pioneer and leader within the sustainable tourism sector



OVERVIEW

Green Living Project is a leading storytelling (film/video) and marketing company showcasing global and local sustainability-related initiatives. GLP documents cutting-edge sustainability programs and travel destinations to educate and inspire consumers and organizations on the importance and benefits of sustainability-based practices. Having documented 60+ projects across 17 countries in Latin America, Africa and North America, Green Living Project is excited to premiere its new multi-media presentation featuring our most popular projects from around the globe!

For event inquiries including Sponsor and Volunteer Opportunities please contact: jessie@greenlivingproject.com.


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