Green: Ecomb Kicks-Off the Environmental Film Festival

Last Monday, October 15th, ECOMB kicked-off the Second Annual Miami & the Beaches Environmental Film Festival at Piola, Miami Beach. The event was sponsored by Piola, Leblon Cachaça, and VeeV Açaí Spirits, who graciously served delicious appetizers and freshly made eco-friendly cocktails.

Piola was abuzz with over 70 enthusiastic ECOMB friends, media, local business owners and residents from throughout Miami. Also in attendance were members of ECOMB’s Board of Trustees Brian Scheinblum, Michael Laas, Jim Harper, as well as ECOMB’s hard-working staff members. The festive mood was enhanced by DJ RossiLive’s awesome tunes.

The event, which generated great interest for the Festival’s grand opening night this Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30 pm, at the Colony Theater, was the perfect opportunity for community members to learn more about the Festival, the selection of films and mingle with fellow environmental supporters.

The opening night will feature Katy Sorensen as Keynote Speaker as well as three prominent sustainability leaders of Miami Beach’s three Green Committees: Commissioner Jerry Libbin (Sustainability Committee Chairman – City of Miami Beach), Brian Scheinblum (Sustainable Business Council Chairman – Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce), and Wendy Kallergis (Sustainable Hospitality Council – GMB Hotel Association President). Immediately after, the public will enjoy two award-winning documentaries: The Carbon Rush (7 pm) and Oceans (9 pm).

In addition to the documentaries, the Festival will also include engaging activities such as an Urban Eco-Tour of South Pointe Park (Saturday, October 27th), a Children and Youth Special Film Screening, as well as a NGO Panel Discussion on Florida’s Present and Future Environmental Challenges, both at the Miami Science Museum on Sunday, October 28th.

ECOMB, an environmental not-for-profit organization founded in 1994, is dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability and the preservation of our community’s ecology.

Festival Event Schedule:

Wednesday, October 24  – The Carbon Rush. 7pm. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach.

Wednesday, October 24  – Oceans. 9pm. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach.

Thursday, October 25The Island President.  7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Thursday, October 25  – Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Friday, October 26  – The Big Fix. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Friday, October 26Dolphin Tale. 9pm. New World Symphony Soundscape, 500 17th St; Miami Beach. FREE

Saturday, October 27 – South Pointe Park Eco-Tour. 2pm.  1 Washington Ave; Ave; Miami Beach.

Saturday, October 27  – Watershed. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Saturday, October 27  – Biophilic Design: The Architecture Of Life. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Sunday, October 28  – Children and Youth Eco-Screenings. 2 – 4pm. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave; Miami.

Sunday, October 28 Amazon Gold + NGO Panel Discussion. 2 – 4pm. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave; Miami.

Sunday, October 28  – In Organic We Trust. 7pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Sunday, October 28  – Chasing Ice. 9pm. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave; Miami Beach.

Sunday, October 28,  – Closing Party. 11pm. Haven Lounge, 1237 Lincoln Rd; Miami Beach. FREE

For more information and to buy tickets: Festival’s website.

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