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Environmental Film Series: "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution"
Note: Attendance to these screenings is free with Phipps admission, but tickets are required; please pick up your free tickets in the Welcome Center starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the film. Fri., Oct. 19 from 7 – 9 p.m., join us in Botany Hall Auditorium for a screening of Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits and makes communities stronger and healthier across the United States. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future and finding hope for our survival. Following the film, join in on discussion led by staff from Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI). Founded in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, CCI's mission is to help families create healthier homes and get energy smarter. CCI achieves its mission through education and the identification of efficiency improvements that helps its customers save money by reducing utility bills, improve personal comfort, health and safety, increase awareness of the positive benefits to our economy and national security afforded by energy efficiency and renewable energy, and protect and preserve the environment by reducing the use of natural resources. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfdfNRcpAo About the Series Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Screenings for the Environmental Film Series will take place on the third Friday of every month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps. Please pick up your free tickets in the Welcome Center starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the film.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1 Schenley Park · Pittsburgh, PA

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Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a global Biophilia Network of creative minds dedicated to strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action.

Our Goals

• To welcome and inspire others with the concept and principles of biophilia
• To foster collaboration and learning between professionals from a wide variety of disciplines
• To communicate biophilic principles in action-oriented ways to a wider audience for exponential and regional impact

What Is Biophilia?

The term “biophilia,” which literally means “love of life,” was coined by social psychologist Erich Fromm and popularized by biologist E.O. Wilson, who defined it as “the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms.”

The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over the world every day, through complex collaborations such as the design and construction of buildings and landscapes; and intimate, personal encounters including nature hikes and home gardening.

What Will We Do?

It all starts with good conversation! Biophilia: Pittsburgh will begin by meeting monthly at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes classroom at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Over delicious small-plates and light refreshments, a discipline or behavior will be identified — often by an expert guest speaker — and discussed among the participants in the interest of sharing ideas and identifying opportunities. With your direction, we hope to expand the schedule to include off-site trips to biophilic regional destinations like nature preserves, green buildings, and urban gardens, and to plan and enact initiatives in our own community to make things better for people and the planet. Join the movement!

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