Join us on Thursday, December 6th for our 4th annual LA Film Premiere in Santa Monica, CA. We will be featuring an exciting collection of our best global and domestic sustainability films!
Heard about the chaos in the Congo? Our event will directly support rebuilding efforts in DRC including GLP film partner Okapi Conservation Project! Learn more about the devastating attacks and how the Okapi Conservation Project is addressing current challenges at www.okapiconservation.org
Juli Schulz – Surfrider Foundation, Rise Above Plastics Program Los Angeles.
Juli Schulz is a speaker and educator for Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Program in Los Angeles. The program helps raise awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and recylcing. Juli is the 2010 recipient of Surfrider’s Wavemaker Award for Coastal Impact and environmental stewardship.
Mud Baron – Project Director, Muir Ranch
Matthew “Mud” Baron is an urban farming advocate and educator who supports garden-based learning in schools nationwide. Currently, he is the Project Director for Muir Ranch, a High School Farm & CSA Project in Pasadena, CA. Learn how Mud is connecting kids to healthy food choices, building school gardens and connecting students to nature.
STUDENT FILM PROJECT: The winners of GLP’s fall 2012 Student Film Project contest will be announced at the event! Learn more this unique filmmaking competition that encourages students to get directly involved with innovative storytelling around important local and global sustainability issues at www.greenlivingproject.com/sfp
EXCLUSIVE RAFFLE PRIZE! SEEtheWILD volunteer trip to Costa Rica to work with endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles! Spend 5 days working alongside turtle conservationists on Costa Rica’s infamous Osa Peninsula.
Fairtrade Africa (Tanzania)
On the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain lies a collective of fair trade coffee farmers. Fairtrade Africa represents the interests of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU), empowering indigenous farmers with environmental working standards and unique development programs.
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.
Okapi Conservation Project (DR Congo)
The Okapi Conservation Project (OCP) was founded in tandem with the Okapi Wildlife Reserve to safeguard the biodiversity and culture of the Ituri Forest from illegal activities like poaching, mining, and logging. OCP works closely with local communities to protect the okapi – a species endemic to the region that also serves as a conservation ambassador to the Congolese people.
UNITE is a call-to-action for conservation education in the classroom. Started in 2002 and funded by North Carolina Zoo, the program is connecting educators with innovative conservation curriculum for primary school children near Kibale National Park.
Thomson Safaris (Tanzania)
Enashiva is a nature refuge in the Loliondo area just east of Serengeti National Park, and is a model for community-based tourism. It is a 12,600 acre nature refuge, where Thomson Safaris has been working side by side with the Maasai to conserve the land and restore habitat.