Schedule subject to change.

Check for schedule updates, venue addresses, and complete program details (e.g., panelist details), Most screenings feature Q&A with local experts and relevant organizations.

* Indicates refreshments available

Pre-Event Screenings

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7-9 pm Ground Operations – Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St, River Forest.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30-8:30 pm Sustainable Food – River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave.

Friday, Feb. 27, 3-6 pm Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy – Pepsico Sustainability Center, Chicago. Arrive at 2 pm to experience the Nissan Electric Leaf. *

Tuesday, March 3, 12 pm & 7 pm Angel Azul – Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre,1022 Lake Street, Oak Park.


FRIDAY, March 6, 6:30 pm Green Carpet Gala – Film Row Cinema, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor, Chicago. Festival kick-off event featuring food, drink, mingling, and a screening of Ground Operations.*


10 am – 4 pm Experience the Nissan Electric Leaf in downtown Oak Park and at Daley Plaza.

10 am Return of the River – Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre,1022 Lake Street, Oak Park.

10 am Children and Families! 3 short films and activities for ages 3 – 6+ – Oak Park Public Library Main Branch, Oak Park. Come early to buy waffles, coffee, and cocoa from the 206 Food Truck!*

11 am Children and Families! 2 short films and activities for ages 7-11 – Oak Park Public Library Main Branch, Oak Park. Come early to buy waffles, coffee, and cocoa from the 206 Food Truck! *

11 am Angel Azul – Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Come one hour early for “found object” art exhibit by local artists.

11 am Arise – Trinity UCC, 400 W. 95th Str, Chicago. International Women’s Day event.

11 am Arise – St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 5700 W Midway Park, Chicago. International Women’s Day event.

11 am – 1:30 pm Cowspiracy – Elmhurst College, Elmhurst with Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition.

11am No Land No Food No Life – Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago.

International Women’s Day event with Oxfam.

3 pm Edible City – Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago.

3 pm Virunga (2015 Oscar-nominated!) – Northwestern University, Fisk Hall Rm 217, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston.

3 pm Nature Is Speaking and Carbon For Water –Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, Chicago.*

3 pm Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper – Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, South Gallery, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, “Mini Bee Expo” and a honey tasting.

3 pm Project Wild Thing – Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1581 Jones Point Road, Grayslake.*

3 pm Trash Dance – Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, with Columbia College dance dept.

3 pm Edible City – Historic Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

With the Sugar Beet Food Co-op; 1:30 pm tours of the home.

7 pm Cowspiracy – Northwestern University Harris Hall 207, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston.*

7 pm Field Biologist – Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 W. Madison, River Forest. Young adults and general audiences. Arrive early to purchase smoothies at the Juice Joint!*

7 pm Project Wild Thing – Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, South Gallery, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago. Reception and conversation with Museum staff.*

7 pm Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science – University of Chicago, Logan Arts Center, Rm 201.*

SUNDAY, March 8

11 am Film Café (Teen Program) – 3 short films for youth, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Willard School, River Forest.

Come early to buy waffles, coffee, and cocoa.*

11 am From Billions To None – Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Thatcher Pavilion, River Forest. Filmmaker Q&A!

11 am -1:30 pm Project Wild Thing – Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago. Tours of the Conservatory’s Play & Grow garden.

12:30 – 2:30 pm Vanishing Pearls – Wellington Avenue UCC, 615. W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.*

12:30 pm 3 short films: Brooklyn Farmer, Lexicon of Sustainability: Seeds and Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph St., Oak Park. Features refreshments one hour before the film, plus a honey tasting.*

12:30 – 2:30 pm The Carbon Rush – Ascension Church School, 601 Van Buren, Oak Park.*

1:30 pm Young Filmmakers Contest Awards & Reception – Oak Park Public Library Main Branch, Oak Park.*

3 – 5:30 pm A Will for the Woods – Wellington Avenue UCC, 615. W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.

3 pm Just Eat It – Oak Park Public Library Main Branch, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.

3 – 5:30 pm Symphony of the Soil – Triton College Performing Arts Ctr (E. Campus) 2000 5th Ave, River Grove.

3 – 5:30 pm Unacceptable Levels – Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

3 – 5:30 pm View & Brew: Edible City – Wire Music Club, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, with The Sugar Beet Food Co-op and Family Farmed. Enjoy healthy, local food tastings. Drinks available for purchase.*

3 – 5:30 pm View & Brew: Lost Rivers – Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago. Purchase food & drinks.*

6:30 – 9:30 pm Closing Celebration: The Wisdom To Survive – Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park. Reception sponsored by Native Foods Cafe*