Earth Protect is proud to have been a Program Level Sponsor and presenter at this first annual conference. The Global Social Change Film Festival & Institute’s mission is to support filmmakers and activists to build audiences for their work and to engage people and organizations in social action that their work inspires.
The theme of the inaugural Festival was “Global Women & Film”. More than 800 people attended the festival’s range of films, workshops and panels that raised awareness of the pressing issues of the 21st century such as climate change, dispossession of lands, women’s rights and post civil war community reconciliations.
Earth Protect opened the Conference with a workshop on April 12th, "The Business of Sustainability, Green is Gold" presented by Earth Protect’s President Carol L. Barbeito, Ph.D., and Virginia Elliott, MA, Earth Protect Secretary of the Board. Gayla Kraesch Hartsough, Ph.D., Earth Protect Advisory Council Member, introduced the program and added to the discussion.
An international group of 25 people attended "Green is Gold" with participants from Sweden, Italy, Jakarta, Bali and the USA. They represented a wide range of interests from filmmaking, ecotourism, micro-enterprise, foundations, artists, local organic gardening and organic clothing.
The workshop opened with a video, “Green is Gold”, created for the workshop by Grant Barbeito, Earth Protect’s Creative Director and Founder.
To learn more about the Festival and Institute, these links are to articles in The Jakarta Post by Trisha Satori.
Earth Protect thanks the workshop sponsors, Cohn Marketing, CSR Wire and Starbuck’s Ubud.