The Richmond Environmental Film Festival showcases the latest local and national films that inspire understanding and stewardship of our environment. As proud community sponsors of the festival, Henrico County Public Library will be screening the documentary The Guardians and providing a venue for the film Motherload (sponsored by Drive Electric RVA and Pedal Power RVA). Read on for details!
The festival kicked off on Friday, February 18, and runs through March 4, 2022. Admission is free and open to the public.
This crowd-sourced documentary is about the role mothers have played in the movement to replace cars with purpose-built bicycles, including the electric assist cargo bike. After the film, there will be a Q & A session and an opportunity to see the latest electric bicycles and scooters available in Richmond.
The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico, serves as a backdrop for this visually stunning film about the plight of the butterflies and the local farmers whose livelihoods depend upon the forest they are trying to save. The screening will be preceded by a brief presentation on monarch butterflies by Linda McBride from the Butterfly Society of Virginia and followed by a group discussion of the contents of the film.
In addition to the Environmental Film Festival, we recommend checking out the following titles from our collection!
Walker, a reporter and blogger, gathers and synthesizes research that shows the many health and environmental benefits of designing infrastructure that supports cycling.
Sara Dykman, a nature researcher and educator, documents her over-10,000-mile bike ride from Mexico to New York City as she follows the annual migration of the monarch butterfly. Along the way, she visits schools and teaches students about the value of protecting wildlife.
The retired Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System, David Goodrich, bikes 4,200 miles from Delaware to Oregon to discuss the complexities of climate change with Americans.
Presented by the editors of Bicycling magazine and written by a professional cyclist, this comprehensive guide addresses women’s health and fitness concerns at all levels of training.
Peter Kalmus, an Atmospheric Scientist at Caltech, draws on science to explore our interconnected predicament of climate change and offers practical actions that readers can take to reduce their carbon footprint.
This accessible guide features fifty achievable steps that can be taken on a daily basis to minimize our impact on the environment. From what we eat, to how we live at home, to how we travel, Greenberg empowers readers to begin living a greener lifestyle.
Nature historian Sir David Attenborough narrates a five-part BBC documentary that highlights biodiversity and the environmental issues confronting communities across the globe.
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