It used to be that if someone called me green, he meant I was sick, sad, immature, inexperienced, unsophisticated or naive. Now it means Im an Al Gore quoting, gum-wrapper-recycling, water-conserving, non-littering, canvas-grocery-bag-carrying, Styrofoam-refusing, wouldnt-be-caught-dead-with-my-engine-idling pain in everyone elses ass. And its all true, save the Al Gore bit (I havent even seen that film). Were everywhere these days bagging our own groceries, letting our lawns die, attending this weekends third-annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival with the rest of our tree-hugging homies.
This definitely attracts skeptics, says Kate Gardner, coordinator of this years fest. The great thing about a film festival is that its not a lecture or some sort of panel on global warming. The medium of film reaches beyond the choir to people who just enjoy being entertained.
Oh, come on. Well, at least there wont be any kids around to get in the way of all our deep consciousness and caring.
The childrens event reaches out to the younger generation and combines singing and dancing and film with topics like renewable energy, so its easier for that generation to understand, Gardner adds.
Understand this: The fest begins at 6 p.m. today and runs through Sunday at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street in Golden. It features 22 films, free electronics recycling, the aforementioned kids events and more. Ticket packages range from $5 to $40. Get more information and a full schedule at www.ceff.net or by calling 303-273-9527.
Oct. 2-5, 2008