Congratulations to Potomac: The River Runs Through Us for Being Selected

Congratulations to Potomac: The River Runs Through Us for Being Selected as one of the Official Selections of the 2013 American Conservation Film Festival.

“The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of the nation’s capital. The ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world.

As part of our mission, the ACFF:

    • Provides a venue for diverse range of conservation films that rarely receive a wide showing;
    • Celebrates conservation film and video in the fun, eclectic atmosphere of historic Shepherdstown, WV;
    • Showcases independent, historic, publicly funded and Appalachian films;
    • Offers an education component that complements the film selections and supports those interested in conservation filmmaking.”

from the American Conservation website

The   2013 Festival Dates are  October 31 – November 3

“Enjoy 65 films over 4 days in beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia. From the state of the art Byrd Auditorium at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center to the historic Shepherdstown Opera House downtown, and in multiple venues on the campus of Shepherd University, take time to see, to learn and to become involved in shaping the future of our world.”

from the American Conservation website

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Next-Gen Water Infrastructure from Orion Magazine

In June, Orion Magazine  featured a slideshow on Seattle’s solutions to it’s aging water infrastructure. Cynthia Barnett also shares some of the solutions that are taking place around the country to solve our aging water infratstructure.  The below slideshow is part of Orion Magazines’ Reimagining Infrastructure series.

Check out the slideshow below.

Next-Gen Water Infrastructure from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.

“Unacceptable Levels” Screening in NYC and WDC

The makers of “Potomac: the River Runs through Us” know the importance of understanding what contaminants are in our environment. “Unacceptable Levels” continues to shed light on the 80,000 chemicals and growing on the market today.

“Unacceptable Levels” opens the door to conversations about the chemical burden our bodies are being exposed to, so we can make informed decisions as we move forward. This film poses particular challenges to our companies, our government, and our society to do something about a nearly unseen threat with the inspired knowledge that small changes can create a massive impact.
NYC Screenings are May 31 and June 4 Lincoln Center Green Screens:
DC listing as well! Thursday June 20 at E St.

 The Unacceptable Levels trailer

This documentary made me feel mad because so many people were polluting the Potomac River. Polluting isn’t bad for the rivers only, but for the animals living there like fish. I can connect to people picking up trash. I once did that, too. Sophie, age 9

I thought that our water came from just any river, but now I know that it comes from the Potomac. Also, now I will try to get my brother not to pollute. Katherine, age 9

I loved it! I always thought that the water came from underground. I knew about the problems but thought I couldn’t help. Alexander, age 8 ½

I was really inspired to help once I watched the movie. I want to tell my mom and dad to help the river and the fish by getting the river clean. Thank you for coming to our school to show us your movie. Gevevieve, age 9