An all-day “immersion” event for High School students
Registration for EYF Day Two encompasses the entire day’s programs; registration for individual films is not available. Please review the program for EYF Day Three, Wednesday, February 10 for middle schools and high schools wanting to select individual films.
9:15 – 11:10 am
Ivy Meeropol’s film about New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant addresses nuclear power in a powerful and accessible way, presenting widely varied points of view about one of the most contentious issues of our time. The power plant is only 35 miles from Times Square and resides on a beautiful stretch of the Hudson River with 50 million people living in its shadow. With unprecedented access to the plant and a wide range of detractors and supporters interviewed, the filmmakers create an eye-opening and provocative exploration of the regulatory process, environmental impact and uncertain future of nuclear power in the United States. (94 min plus speaker)
SPECIAL GUEST: Mary-Beth Brangan, The Ecological Options Network
TOPIC: Nuclear power
A CONVERSATION: PEDAL OR GAS PEDAL… CREATING BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
11:15 am – 12:20 pm
Educator Mark Phillips leads a discussion with author Jeff Mapes (Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities) and Marin County Safe Routes to Schools bike and pedestrian safety teacher James Sievert. The discussion will be preceded by a short film about Copenhagen and Amsterdam’s success with bicycle commuting. (65 min)
Total Program: 65 min
DISCUSSION: CLIMATE REALITY
12:35 – 1:20 pm
Presented by students from Marin School of Environmental Leadership (MSEL)
This year, students from MSEL attended the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Florida (a state that has banned the term “climate change”) inspired by former vice president Al Gore. Their experience will be presented in a 20 minute talk with a Q&A following.
PANEL DISCUSSION: OUR OCEANS
1:30 – 2:30 PM
An exciting panel on the largest but most misunderstood area of planet earth. After a screening of the inspiring short film Racing with Copepods, the prestigious panelists (TBA) will discuss why we don’t pay as much attention as we should to the seas and what problems we need to address on parity with our land based environments. (film 20 min, panel discussion 45 min)
Meghan Hartnett, Program Director/Coordinator of Sailing Education Adventures / Call of the Sea
Heather Itzla, Founder, There is No Away
Kimball Livingston (aka Neptune), International Sailor, Author and Ocean Environmental Advocate
Barbara McVeigh, Journalist and Filmmaker, Racing with Copepods
Kyan Walker, 13 year old youth in Racing with Copepods
TOPIC: Kids connecting with the oceans
PLANT PURE NATION
11:25 am – 1:25 pm
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This new film from the same team as Forks Over Knives brings back nutritional scientist and respected author Dr. T. Colin Campbell, who has convinced Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. This innocent act sets off a political storm that exposes powerful forces opposed to the diet. (95 min plus speaker)
SPEAKER: Michael Klaper, M.D.
TOPIC: The benefits of a plant based diet
350Marin is made up of grassroots activists who are deeply concerned about climate breakdown. Regionally, we’re affiliated with 350BayArea, which is working to achieve a significant decrease in all heat-trapping gases both locally and statewide. Globally, we’re part of the 350 movement that’s continuing to grow in 188 countries around the world. We are committed to holding our leaders and communities accountable to the realities of science and the principles of social justice.
AMERICAN CETACEAN SOCIETY SF BAY AREA CHAPTER
CONSERVATION CORPS NORTH BAY
EDUCATIONAL TALL SHIP / CALL OF THE SEA
Educational Tall Ship is constructing a traditional wooden tall ship, MATTHEW TURNER, which will serve as an experiential learning platform for Bay Area youth. The vessel, when complete, will be operated by our partner, Call of the Sea, who has been successfully operating on-the-water programs since 1984. MATTHEW TURNER, under the watch of Call of the Sea, will expand their reach from 5,000 to over 17,000 kids each year.
GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS
MARIN COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION | SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS
MARIN SANITARY SERVICE | MARIN RECYCLING AND RESOURCE RECOVERY
MARIN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP @ TERRA LINDA HIGH SCHOOL
NATURE IN THE CITY
NUCLEAR FREE CALIFORNIA NETWORK | ECOLOGICAL OPTIONS NETWORK
PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION (A PROJECT OF EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE)
A global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.
SAILING EDUCATION ADVENTURES
Sailing Education Adventures (SEA) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting sailing through affordable instruction and related on-the-water activities. The primary objectives and purposes of this organization shall be to foster conservation and care of the San Francisco Bay marine environment through active, on-the-water and related experiences.
TRANSITION EARTH (A PROJECT OF EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE)
MORE EXHIBITORS TBA
EYF – DAY ONE