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FREE Dave Matthews Band Concert Admission – Eco-Volunteers Wanted

Posted by youngsierrans on August 30, 2010

Update – I’ve been informed that there are enough volunteers for their Dallas show!  Thanks to everyone who is volunteering!

We are working with Effect Partners to gather eco-volunteers to help at the Sept 11th Dallas DMB show. Free concert admission after your shift!  Open to the public; all are welcome to participate!

DATE: Saturday – September 11th, 2010
LOCATION: Center (Fair Park) – 1818 1st Avenue Dallas, TX

> Option 1: Encourage fans to refill their bottles at one of our Brita Hydration Hubs inside the venue
WHAT: Brita FilterForGood volunteers will help operate Hydration Hubs and encourage fans to refill their water bottles, to help reduce plastic water bottle waste!
HOW LONG: 4:30 – 8:30p (…or whenever DMB goes on stage)
TRAINING: On-site before shift starts (training manual to read before show)

> Option 2: Encourage fans to recycle their waste in the tailgate parking lots before the show
WHAT: So Much To Save Recycling volunteers to encourage and help fans recycle in the parking lots
HOW LONG: 3:30 – 7:30p
TRAINING: On-site before shift starts (training manual to read before show)

** DRESS CODE: You will be given a t-shirt (to keep!), please wear comfortable walking shoes, comfortable and presentable shorts/pants/skirt


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2010 Dallas Film Festival – Environmental Visions

Posted by youngsierrans on March 31, 2010

The Dallas Sierra Club has become an Agency Partner at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival to help spread awareness of the Sierra Club’s efforts just in time for 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  As in previous years, the DIFF will offer the Environmental Visions Competition category, which will include the films  “Climate Refugees,” “Colony,” “Greenlit” and “The River Why.”  In addition to co-presenting “Climate Refugees,” the Dallas Sierra Club will be assisting with a waste reduction effort at the festival’s staging venue, the Palomar Hotel.

Other noteworthy ecoFilms:
“Monkeywrench” (short)
“Waste Land”

The DIFF runs from April 8th – 18th.  For information on ticket purchasing, venues (some accessible via DART rail!) and more, please see the DIFF website.

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2010 Thin Line Film Fest – EcoFlicks (Denton)

Posted by youngsierrans on February 12, 2010

The Thin Line Film Fest, an international documentary film fest, begins Wednesday, February 17th, in Denton.  Among the many great documentaries, mockumentaries, docufictions, docudramas is a healthy dose eco-themed films. The fest runs through Sunday, February 21st.  Festival passes and single tickets ($8 for most) are available.

Opening night kicks off in grand style with the film GASLAND, which was awarded the The Special Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival last month. In GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox “sets off on a 24 state journey to uncover the deep consequences of the United States’ natural gas drilling boom.”

Other noteworthy EcoFlicks and similar:
The Fight For Water
The Cove
Mt. St. Elias

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2009 AFI Dallas Film Festival – EcoFlicks

Posted by youngsierrans on March 26, 2009


The AFI International Film Festival rolls through Dallas over the next week.  Here’s a run down of films I’ve come across which may be of interest to some of you.  Visit the AFI website for more info.

All general admission individual tickets are $8.50. Or, purchase vouchers and trade them in for tickets at the theaters.  Single voucher $6 / Book of 10 $50. Vouchers are available at The Dallas Morning News Box Offices at Victory Park and AMC NorthPark 15. They can be redeemed at all AFI DALLAS theaters for a hard ticket. Vouchers can also be redeemed in the Rush Line for sold-out regular screenings.

Houston, We Have a Problem (Magnolia: 3/27 – 10:30p; 3/28 – 4p)

Food, Inc. (Magnolia: 3/30 – 7:30p; 3/31 – 10p)

The Garden (Northpark: 3/29 – 6:15p; 3/30 – 1p)

Addicted to Plastic & Eco Trip: Cotton Shirt (Magnolia: 3/30 – 1p; 3/31 – 4:45p)

Crude (Northpark: 3/31 – 7:15p; 4/1 – 1p)

At the Edge of the World (Magnolia: 3/27 – 7:15p; 3/28 – 12:15p)

Upstream Battle (Magnolia: 3/30 – 7:15p; 3/31 – 4:15p)

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Chris Jordan – Photographer/Environmentalist (1/27/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on January 25, 2009

The gallery above depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds (Cans Seurat, 2007 – Size: 60″x92″).  Click photo to view enlarged image.

Chris Jordan, photographer and environmental activist, will be speaking as part of the SMU Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series this coming Tuesday, January 27th.  Chris will share slides of his art and comment on the global effects of mass culture and consumerism.  Tickets ($40 and up) are still available.

From his site:

Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books.”

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White Rock Lake Museum – Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art

Posted by youngsierrans on September 2, 2008

The BEYOND GREEN: TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE ART exhibit presented by the City of Dallas Storm Water Mgmt Dept. will be on display until January 2009. The exhibition provides general information on storm water pollution and gives tips on how to prevent contamination in our waterways. In addition, the exhibition highlights pollution effects in three areas: herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers; used oil and toxic materials; and illicit discharges. The primary goal of this display is to make people aware of the everyday behaviors that can have an impact on the health of local creeks, lakes, and rivers.

Date: August 30, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Location: White Rock Lake – Bath House Cultural Center – 521 Lawther Dr, Dallas, 75218.
Phone: 214-670-8749
Website: Bath House Cultural Center

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