FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 23, 2013
CONTACT: Trish Riley, 352-327-3560, Trish@CinemaVerde.org
Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival merges with Green Drinks to feature environmental films at Gators 4 Cinema in the Oaks Mall Plaza, slated to reopen its doors this month. The first Cinema Verde film screening will be held June 5, in conjunction with a Green Drinks Gainesville meeting. Everyone interested in environmental issues and sustainable solutions is welcome to join—and please bring a friend.
Support Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival and Green Drinks: Buy Your Tickets Now: http://cinemaverde.eventbrite.com/#
Help us build an audience: Invite Your Friends! Sponsor this event and share your sustainable news with our audiences!
Celebrations Catering will be on hand to offer appetizers, dinners and drinks so audiences can relax and have a night off while making new friends. Riley will select from among the award-winning films screened at Cinema Verde film festival in February and will also present some newer films which have not previously been screened at the festival, such as The Island President, the film planned for June 5. The Island President is about the former President of the Maldives who gained fame at Copenhagen for his fight to protect the island nation from sea rise due to climate change. More than just a fascinating story about a charismatic fellow in a faraway place, The Island President should be of interest to our community: Parts of coastal Florida are also expected to be underwater in less than 50 years. The Miami Herald recently wrote that “It could happen faster than experts predicted only a few years ago—with a damaging two-foot rise potentially coming in less than 50 years, not the next century.”
Please plan to join us and help bring this essential information to our community and support those working in sustainable ventures to create a healthier future. Tickets may be purchased online at http://cinemaverde.eventbrite.com/#
Press materials for Island President: http://theislandpresident.com/press/
SCHEDULE June 5, 6 – 7 p.m.: Green Drinks – Celebrations Catering will offer drinks and dinner choices for sale – a percentage of the proceeds support Green Drinks and Cinema Verde, so please plan to enjoy dinner and a film! Local announcements will be held in the theater 6:45 – 7 p.m.
7 – 8:40 Cinema Verde Presents Island President http://theislandpresident.com/press/
8:40 – 9-15 p.m. Film Discussion and Announcements
Join us for an arty Malaysian Green Drinks!
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Thank you to all Green Drinks and Cinema Verde sponsors!
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Our next Green Drinks Gainesville meeting will be held at the offices of Excellent Multi Services, the accounting firm owned by Patrick Jean Francois. He has been providing accounting services for the past 15 years, and helps small and mid-size businesses with bookkeeping systems including us.
The meeting will be held Aug. 1, 6 – 8 p.m. at Excellent Multi Services, 714 NW 23rd Avenue here in Gainesville. Light refreshments will be provided and of course your donations are always welcome to help offset that expense.
Green Drinks is a monthly networking opportunity for those interested in sustainability issues. JOIN US! All are welcome – we meet the first Wednesday of each month at varying locations. For more information, please visit: (www.gogreennation.org/category/green-drinks/.
Please let us know if you’d like to let us help showcase your sustainable initiatives!
Director: Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
Green Drinks (www.gogreennation.org/category/green-drinks/) will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Cafe C, 424 Northwest 8th Avenue - opening this night just for us, so please come hungry and thirsty!
The UF Office of Sustainability is sponsoring Green Drinks this month as a kick-off event of their month-long Food For Thought series highlighting sustainable and local foods. The evening will be co-hosted by Cafe C, a sustainable restaurant owned by Celebrations Catering, in celebration of our partnership with Celebrations to use their lovely Villa East (301 N. Main) as our venue for Cinema Verde (Feb. 24 - March 2).
Cinema Verde NEWS
ATTEND AND ADVERTISE: Our plans for Cinema Verde are evolving rapidly. We'll have fairs to "Celebrate Nature" and provide "Sustainable Solutions" Feb. 24 and 25, and we invite environmental organizations and sustainable businesses to participate. We're also creating our program and Sustainable Business Directory, which we would to be as comprehensive a resource as possible - please let us know if you'd like to be included. Details on our schedule and program opportunities are here: http://www.verdefest.org/2012-cinema-verde-schedule/
CHECK OUT OUR FILMS: While we won't be releasing our full film schedule until the end of January, we have posted links to a few films we plan to include. Directors and prinicipals of many of these films would like to attend - please help bring them in by making a donation to cover their expenses! View the trailers for these films and donate here: http://www.verdefest.org/2012-cinema-verde-schedule/
FREE TICKETS!! Wear your Cinema Verde t-shirt around town, and if we see you we'll give you a free ticket to one of our films! We're selling tickets online and at the Wednesday Farmer's Market, where you can get a shirt, too!
We welcome support of our 2012 festival, which is just around the corner, Feb. 24 - March 2, 2012. There will be tabling and booth opportunities for environmental organizations and businesses during our opening weekend and also during the week at individual films.
Please let us know if you'd like to let us help showcase your sustainable initiatives! Call Trish Riley: 352-327-3560... thank you!
Trish Riley, Director: Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
www.CinemaVerde.org, PO Box 358711, Gainesville, FL 32635, 352.327.3560
Green Drinks hosts Gainesville City Commission Candidate Forum January 4th
Green Drinks invites the community to attend a candidate forum for the upcoming Gainesville City Commission election. The forum will take place at Blue Water Bay (http://www.thebluewaterbay.com/), at its new Gainesville location (12 SE 2nd Ave.) on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 6-8pm.
Numerous candidates from both the At-Large and the District 1 races have already confirmed attendance, and each will be given several minutes to speak, in addition to a question & answer session. There will also be opportunities for one-on-one discussion with candidates both before and after the forum.
Green Drinks is a non-profit international organization that meets informally each month in more than 700 cities worldwide to bring together sustainable businesses, organizations and government leaders who are working to create an environmentally healthy and sustainable future. We meet in Gainesville the first Wednesday each month at different locations to provide the opportunity to showcase sustainable businesses and to connect those who are engaged in creating a healthy future for our community and the planet.
Green Drinks Gainesville is presented by www.GoGreenNation.org, an environmental news and resource website. Green Drinks has been a wonderful forum for discussion and dissemination of ideas, and was the incubator for the annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Our meetings average 30-60 attendees each month; we recently celebrated our third anniversary with more than 150 attendees. Anyone interested in sustainability issues is welcome to attend Green Drinks; it’s a great networking opportunity.
For more information about Green Drinks, or to learn how we can help you showcase your sustainable business or organization at our community events, please contact Trish Riley (352-327-3560
Please share our events with friends and in your newsletters: Green Drinks meets the first Wednesday of each month at varying sustainable businesses. For location information visit www.GoGreenNation.org.
David Pais of Pais Realty is sponsoring the anniversary party on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be held at Randy Batista’s Gallery 21 downtown. Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille and the new downtown Blue Water Bay will provide hors d’ouevres. David has sponsored all of our Anniversary parties, which fall near his own birthday ~ Thank You, David!
Gallery 21 is located just off of Main Street at 21 SE 2nd Place in downtown Gainesville.
For more info and updates, please visit www.GoGreenNation.org
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