The Environmental Coalition of Miami and The Beaches with Commissioner Jerry Libbin Host an ECO-Double Feature The Clean Bin Project and One Beach 12/8/11

The Environmental Coalition of Miami and The Beaches with Commissioner Jerry Libbin Host an ECO-Double Feature The Clean Bin Project and One Beach
Thursday, December 8, 2011; 7 and 9 pm – Two separate showings
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Tickets: Miami Beach Cinematheque Member – $7.00 (USD)
MIFF Member – $7.00 (USD) with code
Non-Member – $10.00 (USD) become a member and get a discount
Senior – $8.00 (USD) 62 and over
Student – $8.00 (USD) with current ID
ECOMB Members – $7.00 (USD) – Must present ECOMB’s Green Card
Sponsors: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Surfrider Foundation

ECOMB’s Cinema Green Series Continues to Show Important Films that Educate,
Motivate and Inspire the Way We Think About our Environment

ECOMB in collaboration with Commissioner Jerry Libbin, and sponsors Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Surfrider Foundation, joins the Miami Beach Cinematheque for its environmental film series, Cinema Green presenting a double feature: “The Clean Bin Project and “One Beach” – a short film. The screenings will be followed by discussions with both Barbara Devries (One Beach) and invited guest Commissioner Jerry Libbin.

Commissioner Libbin, a long-time supporter of the environment and preserving Miami Beach’s natural beauty, will localize what viewers saw by examining the cigarette butt pollution that plagues Miami Beach. In addition, the commissioner will have his “Smoke-Free Beach Zones Petition” on-hand for those interested in rallying behind the cause.

Films: “One Beach”, presented by Barefoot Wine, tells the personal stories of people who are using creativity and innovation to help keep the world’s beaches “barefoot friendly.” Directed by renowned surf filmmaker Jason Baffa and produced by Farm League, the film profiles six passionate people who are working to help fix the global beach trash problem. The first installment of “One Beach” debuted on Facebook on September 20, 2011, with subsequent episodes posted weekly for five weeks following the premiere. The beach enthusiasts featured in “One Beach” are making waves in their respective fields and their work caught Barefoot Wine’s attention.

Additional footage for One Beach was captured on International Surfing Day, an annual worldwide event founded by Surfrider Foundation and SURFING magazine that celebrates the sport of surfing while raising awareness through beach cleanups, paddle outs, rallies and more. Barefoot Wine was the presenting sponsor of the 2011 International Surfing Day and has been a supporter of Surfrider Foundation for more than 15 years.

“The Clean Bin Project” poses the question: Is it possible to live completely waste free? Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least landfill garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem waste in North American society. Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their seemingly minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. Featuring interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert, Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor, and inspiration for individual action.

Barefoot’s award-winning California wines are attractively priced and can be found in bottles bearing the fun, iconic footprint label. Barefoot’s still wine portfolio ($7 for 750-ml bottles, $12 for 1.5-liter bottles) includes twelve unique offerings: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel, Sweet Red, Moscato, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Zinfandel. Barefoot also offers six delicious sparkling wines: Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee, Extra Dry, Pinot Grigio, Moscato Spumante, Rose Cuvee and NEW Pink Moscato. Barefoot Bubbly is the most awarded California Sparkling Wine under $20 in the US and retails for $10.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. The Miami chapter was started by Wyatt Porter Brown and T.C over 10 years ago.

ECOMB is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Florida corporation founded in 1994 to promote clean beaches, waterways and wetlands. Each year ECOMB coordinates events and programs that encourage responsible behavior and awareness in the Miami Beach vicinity.

Jerry Libbin has spearheaded several major environmental initiatives as a Miami Beach City Commissioner. The Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB) recently honored him with the prestigious Emerald City Award. In addition, he lead a crusade to keep beaches clean with the “NO LITTER, NO BUTTS” campaign and created the Adopt-a-Beach program with 17 adoptees to date.

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