Oct. 29-30: The Green Festival includes do-it-yourself workshops, films and a marketplace of green businesses and organizations. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30. $10 to $15. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall G, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
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“Sunday afternoon I heard Amy Goodman and Dennis Kucinich speak at Seattle Green Festival. Both speakers received standing ovations. This article covers Amy Goodman’s speech.
Here’s my photo of her during the book signing that followed the speech.”
“The Seattle Green Festival is almost here, and here are some things to know before you go:
You can purchase your tickets online at www.greenfestivals.org and get a discounted admission. Or you can purchase your tickets at the door of theQwest Field Event Center on the day of the event. When you purchase your tickets, you’ll receive GF Bucks for either dining or shopping at over 300 exhibits. Online tickets are $10 for one day/$15 for two, and you’ll receive $5 back in GF Bucks. Tickets at the door are $15 for one day/$25 for two, and you’ll also receive $5 in GF Bucks in return.
Children under 18 get into the festival free. Discounts are available for students, seniors, cyclists or public transit riders. Government employees who show their ID also get in free. Cyclists can use the complimentary Green Festival Bike Valet Service on Occidental.
Speakers will have their books available for purchase at the Green Festivals Official Bookstore (sponsored by University Bookstore). Authors signing at the bookstore will include: Amy Goodman, David Korten, and John Perkins.”
IHE and Valparaiso University partner to offer unique graduate
programs for educators and people inspired to create a better world.
SURRY, MAINE – April 6, 2011, People who are passionate about helping to create a just, healthy world can now earn a graduate degree to do so, starting this fall. The Institute for Humane Education (IHE), in partnership with the accredited Valparaiso University, is launching new graduate degree and certificate programs in comprehensive humane education. Zoe Weil, president and co-founder of the IHE, said, “These programs – the only ones of their kind – provide the knowledge and tools people need to bring pressing global challenges to students and the public in ways that promote positive solutions for a better world.”
The programs include a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Humane Education; a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humane Education; an M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, with a Concentration in Humane Education; an M.A. in Liberal Studies, with a Concentration in Humane Education; and a credit-bearing Graduate Certificate in Humane Education (which can be either stand-alone or added to an existing degree). IHE’s graduate programs provide in-depth training in comprehensive humane education, helping educators, activists and others gain the skills and strategies to teach others about the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, animal protection, and media, culture & consumerism, and to empower them to become solutionaries for a better world.
Sarah Speare, IHE’s Executive Director, said, “IHE’s five new graduate programs offer the most comprehensive and highest level programs in humane education today. The online classroom format allows people to enroll from all over the world and the different offerings allow students to modify their studies to fit their own unique situations. The programs offer a rewarding and transformative experience that enable students to pursue their goals to educate for a better world wherever they live. ”
David Rowland, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Valparaiso University, noted, “this dynamic partnership between Valpo and IHE brings together the best of higher education and the non-profit world as together they serve the practical and professional needs of teachers and other leaders in the development of people, organizations, and communities. These interdisciplinary programs offer intellectual rigor, relevance to contemporary and developing global issues, and a virtual community of learners that spans the US and reaches around the world–this is truly learning at its best!”
Each program begins with a foundation of core courses, focused on an Introduction to Humane Education; Environmental Ethics; Animal Protection; Human Rights; and Culture and Change. Students and graduates of IHE’s programs have incorporated humane education into a variety of careers, such as classroom and non-traditional teaching, writing, filmmaking and other arts, entrepreneurship in social businesses, non-profit work, law, healthcare, and social work.
The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to creating a world of solutionaries who have the knowledge, tools, and motivation to work toward a healthy, humane, restorative world for all. Headquartered in Surry, Maine, IHE has been training humane educators and promoting humane education since 1996. Humane education approaches human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy, just society. In addition to its graduate programs, IHE offers online courses, workshops, a Summer Institute for educators, as well as many free, dynamic resources available at: www.HumaneEducation.org.
“I could editorialize about this for a while, but here’s the straight story: A new Gallup poll found that just 51% of respondents said the worry “a great deal” or “fair amount” about climate change. That’s one percentage point away from the all-time low recorded in 1997. It’s also down from a high of 66% registered in 2008.
Other bits of drooping concern for the future (yes, some editorializing…) included a drop of eleven percentage points when it comes to people believing that the effects of climate change are already occurring, now down to 49% of respondents.”
First festival of its kind on West Coast to link Media Arts With Environmental Advocacy; includes screenings of more than 60 Premiere Films from around the Globe, special events, parties, panels and educational programs.
San Francisco, CA – March 2, 2011- The San Francisco Green Film Festival will launch March 3-6, 2011 and will be the ﬁrst-ever festival of its kind on the West Coast to presen inspiring programs and discussions that link films and media arts with environmental advocacy and activism.
The Festival will include screenings of over 60 premieres from around the globe and kicks off with an Opening Night Green Carpet Gala on Thursday, March 3rd at the beautiful, LEED-certified Bently Reserve (formerly the City’s U.S. Federal Reserve).
Highlights include live satellite feed Q&A with iconic writer and environmentalist Margaret Atwood, the West Coast premiere of Werner Herzog’s new feature documentary, visiting filmmakers from China, Sweden, UK, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and across the USA, a spectacular Opening Night Green Carpet Gala and more.
In celebration of the Opening Night’s “plastic pollution theme,” the Festival will screen the Bay Area premiere of the award-winning ﬁlm BAG IT, in partnership with Berkeley’s Plastic Pollution Coalition.
“San Francisco is universally regarded as an epicenter of both the global Green Movement and as an activist and issue conscious film community,” says Rachel Caplan, the Festival Founder and Director.
“This amazingly diverse city has many film festivals but none that directly and solely addresses these issues and audiences – The San Francisco Green Film Festival grew out of the need to fill that void,” she adds.
Festival screenings and events will take place at the Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Bently Reserve. These venues, in close proximity to each other, will create a dynamic hub at the Embarcadero, with an exceptional inaugural line-up including Bay Area premieres of award winners and audience favorites from the world’s top film festivals, including: Sundance, Berlin, SxSW and Toronto.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the San Francisco Green Film Festival website.
“AUSTIN, TEXAS — Five years ago, energy prices were climbing, President George W. Bush declared that the United States had to break its addiction to Middle Eastern oil, and “An Inconvenient Truth” — Al Gore’s movie about climate change — hit the theaters.
Journalists spotted a trend and responded with enthusiasm. Articles about the burgeoning “green” movement proliferated. Wineries were adding solar panels, the U.S. military in Iraq wanted wind turbines, andHarvard University was installing waterless urinals. HSBC was buying carbon offsets for executives’ flights.
This type of story is now nearing extinction. Journalists are a little less wide-eyed, and a little more picky. The cutting-edge coverage today does not typically revolve around the greening of fill-in-the-blank company. Instead, topics like “Who’s not going green?” and “What are the difficulties of going green?” are being seen more frequently.”
Ms., Mother Jones, Colorlines.com and Free Speech TV to Expand News Coverage through Active Audience Engagement
(Chicago, IL & St. Paul, MN) January 19, 2011 – American Public Media’s Public Insight Network (PIN) is proud to welcome The Media Consortium to its growing list of national partners. Consortium members Ms. Magazine, Colorlines.com, Mother Jones and Free Speech TV are the newest participants in the nation’s most powerful platform for journalistic audience engagement.
The Media Consortium’s Director Tracy Van Slyke says, “The partnership between the Public Insight Network and The Media Consortium is groundbreaking; bringing national, media producers that represent a diversity of platforms and focus together with a cutting edge journalism resource.” Explaining the Consortium’s impetus to join, Van Slyke, “TMC has been working with our members to discover and assess new community and journalism models, testing and exploring community engaged reporting in a way that that these journalism organizations have not been able to do on their own before.”
Ms. Magazine Executive Editor Kathy Spillar adds, “We are so excited to be able to participate in the Public Insight Network’s innovative approach to reporting. Being a part of this trailblazing initiative will let our community members engage more fully in our news making process, allowing us to tap into their incredible expertise and creative thinking.” Monika Bauerlein, Co-Editor, Mother Jonesnotes, “We look forward to meeting our tens of thousands of new sources.”
The Public Insight Network, funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, gives individuals a direct channel for sharing their knowledge, experience and insights with reporters around the country. Joaquin Alvarado, senior vice president of digital innovation at American Public Media, explains that the Public Insight Network strives to enhance quality journalism by bringing reporters unprecedented access to citizen sources around the country. “The Media Consortium newsrooms are the first magazine and national television outlets to use PIN in their reporting, and they represent a great opportunity to grow the diversity of the network and reach new communities. These newsrooms also work together well, so we’re looking forward to how they engage the PIN for collaborative reporting.”
The Consortium members joining the PIN are influential media outlets in the industry. Colorlines.com features journalism in service to racial justice. Ms. Magazine is known as the country’s flagship feminist publication. Mother Jones sets the standard for investigative, political, and social justice reporting. Free Speech TV aims to inspire viewers to become civically engaged.
Founded in 2003, American Public Media’s Public Insight Network has nearly 100,000 sources around the country being engaged for reporting at more than two dozen media partners, including ProPublica,The Miami Herald, WNYC public radio in New York, and KQED public radio in San Francisco among others. Demographic information and insights are stored in a secure, searchable database, and participating journalists search the database for knowledgeable sources, query sources to test hunches, identify trends, and support production of major projects.
To learn more about American Public Media’s Public Insight Network, visit PublicInsightNetwork.org.
The Media Consortium is a national network of leading, progressive independent media. Members include magazines, web sites, television networks, radio, and film producers. To learn more about The Media Consortium, visit www.themediaconsortium.org and follow on Twitter: @tmcmedia.