San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Go behind the scenes and meet the inventive & enthusiastic characters across the city who are turning trash into resources.Read more
An A-Z of all the short films that screened at the 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival, May 28 - June 1, 2014.
Food is front of mind as we all come together with friends and family for Thanksgiving. Whether it's your old family recipe for pumpkin pie or a new take on turkey and all the trimmings, one things for sure, sharing food and traditions is what makes this holiday special.
Here are our top three Festival documentaries that have sharing and food at the heart of their story.Read more
This week, Governor Brown signed historic legislation that will ban the use of single-use plastic bags in California, the first state in the USA to do so. Why is this important? Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is "away"? Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life, and human health?
To find out more, check out these illuminating films from our Festival archive:
Landfill should be a thing of the past. San Francisco plans to be zero waste by 2020. Rethinking design and seeing the possibilities of reusing, recycling and composting is within all our powers.
Get to the bottom of the issues with our Festival films and do your bit.
MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
MAKE A PLEDGE ON ZERO WASTE
Here are some ways to get involved:
- Make a plastic pledge: Stop using single-use plastic and save waste and our oceans.
- Learn your 5 R's: Refuse what you do not need, Reduce what you do need, Reuse what you consume, Recycle what you cannot, and Rot (Compost) the rest.
- Become a responsible consumer: Challenge yourself to buy less stuff & educate yourself on the true cost of shopping.
- Fix things: Join fixers around the world and commit to fix more things this year.
Green Speak Out! at the Festival
FILMS FROM OUR FESTIVAL ARCHIVE
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What if our "last act" could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth.
Here's the A-Z of shorts screened at the 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival.
Anna, Emma And The CondorsRead more
For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more. A story about how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time.
When choreographer Allison Orr finds inspirit, beauty and grace in garbage trucks, cranes and in the men and woman who collect our trash, she embarks on one of her biggest creative challenges.Read more