"Sustainability" is a word whose term so many of us use, yet its definition is often vague or controversial. Environmental economist and television producer Pamela Peeters hosted the third annual "Sustainable Planet” ™ film festival on July 19th at the Chelsea Art Museum, offering clarity to a group of interested New Yorkers; a local program with a global message.
Now in its third year, Sustainable Planet promotes sustainable development by bringing together filmmakers with for-profit and non-profit organizations to watch movies and discuss sustainable solutions. Titles screened came from India, Belgium, the USA, France, Haiti, Lebanon, Germany, Australia, and Brazil and showcased community building efforts and/or environmental care practices.
Sometimes, the best way to learn about a topic is through an overview of such a topic, which is pertinent in every industry. The showcase highlighted different perspectives and provoked thought among its viewers and expert visitors. Panel discussions ranged from "Sustainable Urban Lifestyle Solutions" to "Art and Education" and "Heritage for a Sustainable Future." Panelists featured included Alberto Gonzalez of Gusto Organics, Margaret Lydecker of Green Drinks, and Dr. Robert Kirkbride of Parsons The NEW School for Design, to name a few.
Hats off to Peeters for posing tough questions to a highly reputed selection of industry leaders in New York!
About the festival “Sustainable Planet”™is a film festival that promotes sustainable development. It is the first platform where moviemakers can meet with for-profit and non-profit organizations in order to watch movies and discuss sustainable solutions in an entertaining way. Films to screen come from India, Belgium, the USA, France, Haiti, Lebanon, Germany, Australia, and Brazil and showcase community building efforts and/or environmental care practices. Contact Pamela Peeters for the entire program and the list of selected movies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the host Belgian-born Pamela Peeters, producer and host of the feel-good TV show “Our Planet,” has been bringing Sustainable Development to the mainstream consciousness for the past six years. She joined the US partnership for the UNESCO decade on sustainable education in March of 2005 and founded the Sustainable Planet Film Festival later on that year.