Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour 2020

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour is returning to the Bayou City for two inspiring nights of environmental cinema on January 28 and 29, 2020. Hosted for the sixth straight year by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, this ever-popular film fest will be screened once again at the historic River Oaks Theatre.

Tickets on sale now through Eventbrite.

Share the event with your friends on Facebook. Sign up for email reminders on the CEC website.

The January festival is just one of many offerings as part of the Houston Green Film Series, including the Wild About Houston Film Festival. CEC is using this festival to tell local environmental stories, highlight the work of CEC’s member organizations, and inspire our residents and visitors to make a difference in the local environment and our quality of life.

The lineup will include three films that were selected from among the films at the Wild About Houston Green Film Festival in October 2019. Come out to support the Houston Parks Board, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Environmental Defense Fund films.

The auction has some GREAT items, including a boat ride on Buffalo Bayou, a pontoon ride through Armand Bayou, a bat chat with Houston’s Wildlife Biologist, an exclusive photograph from Jaime Gonzalez, a farm-to-table dinner with a chef from Central City Co-op, and a Peak Design Every Day Tote. Plus, fun door prizes.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to align your organization with our environmental community and inspire people to take action where they live. You support over 130 local organizations that are part of the CEC, and raise awareness for your own green initiatives. To learn more, please contact [email protected] or 713-524-4232 after reviewing the sponsorship flier below.

Special thanks to our Projector Sponsors:

Houston Parks Board

Thank you to our Sponsors:

McMac
Nature Conservancy
Asakura Robinson

Central City Co-op

Houston Area Bat Team

Lawrence Spence & Hayley Pallister

Thanks to our promotional supporters:

Bayou Preservation Association, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement, Native Plant Society, The Lazy Gardener and Friends, Houston Film Commission, Houston Canoe Club, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Native Plant Society-Clear Lake Chapter and Houston ChapterHouston Audubon, Texas Association for Environmental Education, HERE in Houston14 PewsHouston Sierra ClubCoastal Prairie PartnershipNative Prairies Association of TexasTexas Campaign for the EnvironmentThe Woods ProjectUrban HarvestWhite Oak Bayou Association, Save Buffalo BayouGreen Building Resource Center, Doomsday WrestlingAmerican Association for Zookeepers, H-GAC

2019 Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival

Houston green film series logo

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is hosting Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival. This is a one-night screening of short environmental films from the Greater Houston Area that tell the story of local environmental issues, their champions and how you can make a difference.

The audience will vote to determine which films will be shown at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, hosted by the CEC on January 28 & 29, 2020. Many student and citizen-created films are part of the program. From air quality issues to hiking with spiders to a walk in the woods, Houstonians have great stories to share.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Tour the Rice University Holistic Garden (located next to the Media Center)
  • Cash taco bar on the patio
  • Exhibition fair in the lobby with our sponsors: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Houston Audubon, EcoRise, Galveston Bay Foundation, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Bayou Land Conservancy, Houston Parks Board, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Metro Houston, Urban Harvest and One Breath Partnership

7 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Video screening, featuring 24 organizations in the Gulf Coast Region

8:30 p.m.

  • Vote for your favorites, which win a showing at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at River Oaks Theater in January, 2020

Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. You may also purchase an exhibitors table. Secure a ticket today, or register to host an exhibit table, via Eventbrite.

Please watch the contenders on the CEC YouTube Channel, and give a thumbs up to your favorites.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

CEC welcomes Alicia Mein-Johnson as the Environmental Education Specialist

Alicia is the new Environmental Education Specialist for the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition. She will manage the ever-popular Houston Green Films & Festivals, and expand upon HERE in Houston and the Environmental Educators Exchange. Alicia has been a public high school science teacher and coach, including time at Douglas MacArthur High in San Antonio and Energy Institute High in Houston. She has taken hundreds of students on local and international field trips. Currently, she volunteers as the Vice President of the Texas Association for Environmental Education, is a Master Naturalist and a Texas Certified Environmental Educator.

Previously, she led field trips for The Nature Conservancy of Texas, and her favorite location is at the top of Dolan Falls on the Devils River. She earned a B.S. in Biology and Speech Communication from Trinity University, where she also ran Cross Country and Track & Field. In her free time, Alicia gardens for blueberries and butterflies and roots for the Astros baseball team.

Alicia looks forward to increasing environmental literacy within our community, and may be reached at [email protected]