2017 Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Partners and Sponsors | KCET
2017 Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Partners and Sponsors
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993 our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.
Each March in Washington DC, we present 100+ films to audiences of more than 30,000. Filmmaker and topical discussions are an important part of our events which happen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters throughout the city. We also present a year-round screening series and community events.
Many of our screenings are free, and our Washington, DC location offers the unique opportunity for films and filmmakers to reach national and international lawmakers and decision-makers. Our impact continues to grow both in DC and beyond.
DCEFF is the largest green film festival in the world; the longest-running in the United States.
American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents the best of film and video - ranging from the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form.
Green Wish is a grassroots non-profit that supports other sustainable non-profits in the cites where we have chapters. Green Wish is a fund raising tool that does maximum good, right in your neighborhood! A donation to Green Wish is distributed amongst five other small, local non-profits that you may not be aware of, doing important shovel ready work in your community. In Los Angeles, the beneficiaries of our work go to Friends of the Los Angeles River, Food Forward, Honey Love, Muir Ranch and Hollywood Orchard. We bring them much needed funds, and more importantly, much needed awareness regarding the extraordinary work that they do every day to make our city a greener place.
Deadline Hollywood first began in March 2006 as Deadline Hollywood Daily, the 24/7 Internet version of Nikki Finke’s long-running LA Weekly “Deadline Hollywood” print column. In 2009, Nikki’s site was purchased by PMC (formerly known as Mail.com Media Corporation). It has become the authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry and readers check the site multiple times each day. Deadline Hollywood is regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. Influential industry leaders and key decision-makers across many fields track Deadline many times a day and its postings regularly receive more reader comments than all of the entertainment industry news sites combined.
Motev's priority is to the environment and to our customers. Serving each of them responsibly creates an ecosystem of sustainability. We have four core beliefs, which drive us to do what we do the way we do it. Social responsibility, technology has the power to change the world for the better. We embrace and champion the advancement of technologies designed to support environmental sustainability. Guest experience, a premium personal chauffeur experience requires exceptional customer service. We believe that professionalism, discretion, reliability and comfort are non-negotiable.
Efficient technology, premium service should not come at the expense of the environment. Motev exclusively utilizes electric vehicles to minimize our carbonfootprint. Integrity, guest experience is a direct result of employee experience. We employ ethical practices at every level of our organization and throughout our services without compromise. It is these principles that motivate our executive chauffeurs to don their black suits and slide behind the wheels of our Tesla fleet and emerge onto the streets of Los Angeles to serve the most discriminating environmental conscious clientele. Motev is everything…Be Driven.
The Socal spirit runs deep at Hansen’s®. We’ve been free-wheeling, authentic and creative from the beginning. In the 1930s, we established our company by selling fresh non-pasteurized juices to the film studios. Nothing but the best would do, and we’ve been making our products this way ever since.
Peet's Coffee® is a U.S. specialty coffee company founded by Alfred Peet in 1966 in Berkeley, California. Mr. Peet grew up in the coffee trade and moved to America from Holland after World War II. His coffee style was unlike anything Americans had ever tasted before-small batches, fresh beans and a superior quality roast that is rich and complex. Mr. Peet's influence on the artisan coffee movement inspired a new generation of coffee entrepreneurs, including the founders of Starbucks.
Today, Peet's upholds its commitment to delivering a premium product by continuing to source the world's best beans, hand-roast in small batches, and craft every beverage by hand. Peet's asserts a strict standard of freshness to ensure optimum flavor, including a unique direct store delivery network serving over 14,000 grocery stores to personally vet the freshness date on every bag. Peet's is dedicated to growing its business through its retail, grocery and e-commerce channels while maintaining the superior quality of its coffee. Peet's is also proud of its status as the first LEED® Gold certified roastery in the United States.
Peet’s Coffee continues to innovate and stay relevant to a new generation of coffee connoisseurs through Cold Brew. The brand successfully launched bottled versions of its famous cold brew in 2016. Available throughout all of California, the bottled line boasts four delicious cold brew offerings: Baridi Black, Almond Milk, Coffee au Lait, and Dark Chocolate.
This Bar Saves Lives is one of the fastest growing impact brands in the world. For each bar sold we give lifesaving food to a child in need. Founders Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell, and Ravi Patel launched This Bar Saves Lives with a simple motto, "Buy a bar. Feed a child. We eat together.” Each bar is gluten free, dairy free, fair trade, Non-GMO Project Verified, and bee friendly. To date we've donated millions of food packets, helping to save the lives of thousands of children around the world.
Heal the Bay is a Santa Monica-based nonprofit dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our local beaches, inland watersheds and ocean. The volunteer-driven organization has a 32-year track record of using sound science, passionate advocacy and community engagement to keep our coastline clean and vibrant. The group issues water quality grades for more than 500 beaches each week, conducts monthly beach cleanups and operates the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, among many other programs.
The Los Angeles Conservation Corps is an environmentally-focused youth development organization. We transform the lives of youth from disadvantaged communities through work and education. Work projects improve the quality of life for our communities and protect the environment for future generations.
River LA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure the 51-mile Los Angeles River integrates design and infrastructure to bring people, water, and nature together. We believe in championing river-oriented policy, sustainable public spaces and creating innovative models for community betterment and participation. For more information please visit www.riverla.org or Facebook and Twitter.
On November 1, 1911, 75 Sierra Club members gathered in downtown Los Angeles to sign a petition calling for the creation of a "Southern California Section," the first local chapter in the history of the organization that John Muir founded in San Francisco in 1892.
Today, the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter covers Los Angeles and Orange counties and includes 16 regional groups (organized by geographical area) and 27 outdoor activity sections and committees (organized by interest). Chapter coordination and oversight is provided by an elected volunteer Executive Committee; the chapter also employs 5 staff who work with volunteer leaders to advance its priorities.
Together, we offer a wide array of activities to engage members and the general public in efforts to explore, enjoy and protect our shared environment.
The Coastal Conservancy is a State agency established in 1976 to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and sustain local economies along the length of California's coast and around San Francisco Bay.
Reef Check Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to save our reefs and oceans. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to protect tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs through conservation, education, and research.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service is the largest urban national park in the country, encompassing more than 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A unit of the National Park Service, it comprises a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven with private lands and communities. As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, the recreation area preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities.
With 55,000 supporters, Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan national organization that proposes a Carbon Fee & Dividend (CF&D) policy to combat climate change. CF&D would place a steadily rising fee on fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) at the source. This would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 52% below 1990s levels within 20 years. All fees collected would go back to households in equal shares. CF&D is therefore revenue neutral, which is why it's gaining support among both Democrats and Republicans. In addition, CF&D is good for the economy, and speaks to social justice. The organizing efforts of Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers has played a major role in the formation and growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress. This bipartisan coalition now has 48 members- 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats that have pledged to take action on climate change.
Symphony Seed Papers is a Santa Fe NM based company that offers handmade in the USA, easy on the earth, biodegradable seed paper promotional products. When planted, the paper recycles into the soil, and the seeds grow into flowers, herbs, vegetables or trees nourishing the soul of the gardener as well as the earth. Symphony Seed Papers has over 23 years of experience in designing creative and environmentally friendly custom promotions that are low cost, lightweight, and easy to give. We can manufacture orders ranging from small to very, very large, ALL of our seed paper is created in our state of the art paper making warehouse, maintaining the old fashioned handmade paper approach. With the giving of a custom made seed paper promotion your message stays alive and keeps on growing.
The Bay Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental group founded in 1990 to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay (LA-Ventura county line to the Palos Verdes Peninsula) and local coastal waters. Our scientists, policy experts, interns and volunteers are passionate about understanding and protecting Santa Monica Bay and its watershed, and all the benefits that a healthy ecosystem across the LA region can provide all who use and enjoy it! We work on innovative ideas, programs and partnerships to clean up the waterways, and protect/create green spaces and natural habitats — from kelp forests to beaches, wetlands to the mountains — to benefit the nearly 2,000,000 people and more than 5,000 species of animals, fish, birds and plants that make their home in our Bay and watershed. Please check us out at www.santamonicabay.org.
When it comes to seafood, figuring out what’s ethical or sustainable can prove more difficult than you’d think.
The National Park Service is installing wildlife cameras in both remote and urban spots along the L.A. River to learn about how mammals use this area. So far, a dancing coyote, a tawny bobcat and a curious deer have been spotted.
While everyone else is heading for the beach, why not seek refuge from the heat in our crisp mountain wonderlands?
A Q&A will immediately follow with director Ben Lewin.
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