Green Living Project’s (GLP) fourth annual New York film premiere in partnership with the Commit!Forum. You’ll be treated to a Short Film Showcase to celebrate an exciting collection of GLP‘s best global and domestic sustainability films as well as a Meet& Greet with the GLP founder and the filmmaker. Entry also entitles you to open bar including beer, wine and cocktails as well as sumptuous food from the legendary Cipriani. Featured films include:
Created to harmonize with the unspoiled tropical forest of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Mayakoba is a collection of luxury eco-resorts connected by fresh-water canals offering the best of both worlds: high-end travel and accommodation co-existing with environmental sustainability.
Working Bikes (Chicago)
Since 1999, Working Bikes has redistributed donated and discarded bicycles in order to provide opportunities for personal, social and economic empowerment to individuals and communities. The promotion of cycling as a healthy, affordable, and sustainable mode of transport is helping to rebuild the fabric of transportation not just locally, but worldwide.
Angelic Organics Learning Center (Illinois)
Angelic Organics Learning Center is dedicated to helping urban and rural people build local food systems. The organization offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills through their programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in northern Illinois.
Basecamp Foundation (Kenya)
Basecamp Foundation is a champion for sustainable tourism development in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. The Foundation established the Naboisho Conservancy in 2010 in partnership with 500 Maasai landowners – an agreement that helps conserve the land, its wildlife and the Maasai communities themselves.
Okapi Conservation Project (DR Congo)
The Okapi Conservation Project (OCP) was founded in tandem with the Okapi Wildlife Reserve to safeguard the biodiversity and culture of the Ituri Forest from illegal activities like poaching, mining, and logging. OCP works closely with local communities to protect the okapi – a species endemic to the region that also serves as a conservation ambassador to the Congolese people.
Fairtrade Africa (Tanzania)
On the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain lies a collective of fair trade coffee farmers. Fairtrade Africa represents the interests of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU), empowering indigenous farmers with environmental working standards and unique development programs.
UNITE is a call-to-action for conservation education in the classroom. Started in 2002 and funded by North Carolina Zoo, the program is connecting educators with innovative conservation curriculum for primary school children near Kibale National Park.
6:30-7:00 Openning Reception
7:00-8:30 Speaker Rachel Gutter, Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council, followed by Film Screenings
8:30-9:00 Meet & Greet with GLP Films Founder Rob Holmes and Lead Filmmaker Matt Weatherly
$30 Meetup Members
NY CSR Meetup members who are already registered for the CommitForum are eligible for entry to this event as part of their conference fees. To enter, please show your conference badge.
This event carries an entry fee – NO ONE who RSVPs on the Meetup site will be accepted WITHOUT payment. You must purchase a ticket to this event by clicking on the link below.
Meetup member ticket code: meetup
Student ticket code: glpfilms