Official kick-off party at Piola a great success On 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 ecofriendly 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 Ms. 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.
FILM & EVENT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 Pm @ Colony Theater – The Carbon Rush
Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 Pm @ Colony Theater – Oceans
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – The Island President Thursday, October 25, 9:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle
Friday, October 26, 7:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – The Big Fix
Friday, October 26, 9:00 Pm @ New World Symphony Soundscape – Dolphin Tale – FREE Saturday, October 27, 2:00 Pm – South Pointe Park Eco-Tour
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – Watershed
Saturday, October 27, 9:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – Biophilic Design: The Architecture Of Life Sunday, October 28, 2 – 4:00 Pm @ Miami Science Museum – Children and Youth Eco-Screening
Sunday, October 28, 4 – 6:00 Pm @ Miami Science Museum –“Amazon Gold”(53 min) + NGO Panel Discussion
Sunday, October 28, 7:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – In Organic We Trust
Sunday, October 28, 9:00 Pm @ Miami Beach Cinematheque – Chasing Ice
Sunday, October 28, 11:00 Pm @ Haven Lounge – Closing Party – FREE
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: www.mbenvironmentalfilmfestival.Org
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.