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Richmond Environmental Film Festival 2022

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The Richmond Environmental Film Festival showcases the latest local and national films that inspire understanding and stewardship of our environment. As proud community sponsors of the festival, Henrico County Public Library will be screening the documentary The Guardians and providing a venue for the film Motherload (sponsored by Drive Electric RVA and Pedal Power RVA). Read on for details!

The festival kicked off on Friday, February 18, and runs through March 4, 2022. Admission is free and open to the public.

Motherload (2019, 81 min.)

Saturday, February 26 at Libbie Mill Library, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

This crowd-sourced documentary is about the role mothers have played in the movement to replace cars with purpose-built bicycles, including the electric assist cargo bike. After the film, there will be a Q & A session and an opportunity to see the latest electric bicycles and scooters available in Richmond.

The Guardians (2018, 70 min.)

Wednesday, March 2 at Tuckahoe Library, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico, serves as a backdrop for this visually stunning film about the plight of the butterflies and the local farmers whose livelihoods depend upon the forest they are trying to save. The screening will be preceded by a brief presentation on monarch butterflies by Linda McBride from the Butterfly Society of Virginia and followed by a group discussion of the contents of the film.

In addition to the Environmental Film Festival, we recommend checking out the following titles from our collection!

 How Cycling Can Save the World by Peter Walker

Walker, a reporter and blogger, gathers and synthesizes research that shows the many health and environmental benefits of designing infrastructure that supports cycling.

Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman

Sara Dykman, a nature researcher and educator, documents her over-10,000-mile bike ride from Mexico to New York City as she follows the annual migration of the monarch butterfly. Along the way, she visits schools and teaches students about the value of protecting wildlife.

A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the United States by David M. Goodrich

The retired Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System, David Goodrich, bikes 4,200 miles from Delaware to Oregon to discuss the complexities of climate change with Americans.

The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women: Everything You Need to Know for Whatever, Whenever, and Wherever You Ride by Selene Yeager

Presented by the editors of Bicycling magazine and written by a professional cyclist, this comprehensive guide addresses women’s health and fitness concerns at all levels of training.

Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution by Peter Kalmus

Peter Kalmus, an Atmospheric Scientist at Caltech, draws on science to explore our interconnected predicament of climate change and offers practical actions that readers can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

 The Climate Diet: 50 Simple Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint by Paul Greenberg

This accessible guide features fifty achievable steps that can be taken on a daily basis to minimize our impact on the environment. From what we eat, to how we live at home, to how we travel, Greenberg empowers readers to begin living a greener lifestyle.

A Perfect Planet: The Story of Earth’s Power and Fragility (DVD)

Nature historian Sir David Attenborough narrates a five-part BBC documentary that highlights biodiversity and the environmental issues confronting communities across the globe.

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