The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America is coming to Kansas City at the Burns & McDonnell Auditorium on the evening of September 6, 2014.
The USGBC Central Plains Chapter would like to invite you to view an amazing series of films with themes relating to the natural environment. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival works with environmentally conscious groups across the country to host tour venues as a way to outreach into their communities and bring together a diverse audience. The goal is to use film to inspire activism. We hope to use the festival to increase a better community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our roles as stewards to keep it healthy for future generations.
We have approximately 120 minutes of film mixed with speeches from local thought leaders (see list below) during the event. There will be time before, during intermission and after the event for dialogue and socialization. Beverages, light food and popcorn will be available. Get your tickets today for what promises to be a wonderful night of thought provoking film, activism, and inspiring dialogue.
WHEN: Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Burns & McDonnell Auditorium, 9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114
COST: $12 per person ($15 after September 1 and at the door)
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CURRENT LIST OF SPEAKERS:
Ashok Gupta (Keynote) is Director of Programs and a Senior Energy Economist at the Natural Resources Defense Council where he works with his colleagues on global warming policies, energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable building design, smart growth and transportation policy. He has a bachelor's degree in physics and math from Georgetown University and a master's degree in economics from American University.
Mr. Gupta was NRDC's representative on former NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Sustainability Advisory Board and Energy Policy Task Force. He received the US Green Building Council's 2007 Leadership Award for Advocacy, the Environmental Steward Award from Solar One in 2006, the Environmental Professional of the Year Award from the Association of Energy Engineers in 2003, and the Environmental Advocates' 2001 Advocate Award for leadership in support of clean air and energy.
Mr. Gupta also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Green Light New York, PACE Now, Citizen's Union Foundation, and Bridging The Gap.
Jeffrey L. Bruce (FASLA, ASIC, LEED, GRP) is Owner of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC). Founded in 1986, Mr. Bruce’s accomplishments, commitment, and vision are well documented. He has received over 80 separate design and leadership awards. Award winning projects of his firm, Jeffrey L. Bruce; Company, have been published 150 times. He has been licensed to practice in 26 states and has served as an invited lecturer, visiting critic, and speaker at over 200 conferences and trade shows. In 1996, Mr. Bruce was elected Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is President of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) and Chairman of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC). Mr. Bruce is a LEED accredited professional, a certified irrigation designer and an EPA WaterSense Certified Professional. He was one of the first accredited Green Roof Professional s (GRP) in North America and is a founding member of the Sports Turf Committee for the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators. Mr. Bruce is author of the “Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites” seminar series for GRHC and ASIC.
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