The 21st Environmental Film Festival will conclude on the weekend of March 23 and March 24. It will be held in Washington, D.C. The Festival will show 190 films from 50 countries. Films screened this weekend will include An Original Duckumentary, which is about ducks, Otter 501, the story of an orphaned otter, and Leviathan, which is about the commercial fishing industry. Films about rivers, this year's theme, include Within the River Among the Trees, Bangladesh: Land of Rivers, and The King's River. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.
The Transition Howard County Energy Committee is sponsoring a talk, "Beyond Fossil Fuels: Energy Solutions for You and Your Community on March 23. It will be held in Room 150 of the Health Science Building Lecture Hall at the Howard Community College. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Local energy experts from environmental groups, green businesses, and government organizations will describe the benefits of energy efficiency and clean energy sources, like solar, wind, and geothermal. The talk is free, but space is limited , so registration is recommended. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Blue Water Baltimore and the Friends of Herring Run Park seek volunteers for a tree-planting at Herring Run Park on March 23. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The project is rain or shine, so participants should dress for the weather and wear clothes they don't mind getting dirty. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.bluewaterbaltimore.org.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is offering a State of the Bay lecture and green building tour on March 23. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The lecture and the tour will both be held at CBF's new headquarters in Annapolis. The building was designed to be energy-efficient and to have minimal impact on the watershed. The lecture will be about the current condition of the Chesapeake Bay and its expected future. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.cbf.org.
The movie Gasland will be shown at the Fairhaven School in Upper Marlboro on March 23. The film will start at 6:30 p.m. The Maryland Sierra Club, Patuxent Riverkeeper and Food and Water Watch are all sponsoring the movie, which is a documentary about the impacts of fracking on communities. Pollution and health problems have been linked to fracking. A donation of $3.00 is requested. For more information, contact Frederick Tutman at (301) 249-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.