2014 May

Students, Veterans, Green Builders & Educators Join Forces

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Annapolis, MD – From July 7th – 25th this summer, 50+ middle and high school students from Annapolis, Baltimore and surrounding areas will join forces with military veterans, building experts, educators and the sustainability leaders from SustainaFest to take on the unique and exciting challenge of building a mobile, hi-tech, hyper- efficient, and sustainable “Tiny House”. This 210 square foot, off-grid construction marvel will demonstrate the latest in sustainable building materials and green technology including solar electricity, rainwater filtration, and innovative interior design to maximize space and efficiency. The project will take place over three weeks at The Key School in Annapolis as part of its Summer Camp program. A few slots remain for students in Grade 6 and up to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After completion, the house will be brought to schools, festivals and events to showcase sustainable shelter and promote SustainaFest’s Student Sustainability Lab program.

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Join Us at Mountainfilm in May

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A taste of the Mountainfilm experience!

Once again, members of the SustainaFest team will be traveling to Telluride, Colorado to join our world-class creative partners at Mountainfilm as they conduct their 36th annual film festival. While there, we will preview films for our events and connect with filmmakers and other leaders who will later join us in our Lab programming and festivals. Running from May 23 – 26, 2014, there is simply no better way to spend Memorial Day weekend!

Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.

Attending Mountainfilm is a great way to become involved with SustainaFest and our movement.