Debbie Chisholm is our volunteer communications co-ordinator and is here in San Francisco from London.
What is your environmental and/or film passion?
I would love to see more and more people cycling - I really do think it's the answer to a lot of our woes. It keeps us fit and healthy, makes our towns and cities less congested, reduces pollution and the more of us who do it, the safer it becomes. San Francisco is a great city to cycle in but more could be done. It can be a daunting prospect to pit yourself against cars and trucks on some of our busier roads so we need more dedicated cycle infrastructure and bigger incentives to get people on two wheels.
Why did you want to join the SFGFF team?
I'm in San Francisco for six months and when I'm at home in London my usual job is working in a press office, so when I saw that the film festival were looking for a volunteer communications coordinator it was too good an opportunity to miss. Film and images can be so powerful in making a change - playing a small part in that is very rewarding.
What is your role in the team?
I've been helping out with letting people know about some of our upcoming events. One of the events I'm publicizing is our screening of Monsoon on November 3. It's a beautiful film which tracks the progress of India's annual monsoon season. For more information and to buy tickets, have a look here.
What are you most excited about for the 6th SF Green Film Festival?
I've never been part of a film festival before so I'm really looking forward to seeing it all come together. It'll be great to see the range of films that get entered and the discussion and debate after they've been screened. It's not too late to submit a film either, find out more here.