Reflections upon attending the 6th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival For three days the public was invited to take advantage of a knock-your-socks-off educational opportunity. Fifty three films were shown this past weekend at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in the gracious venue of the American Mountaineering Center
in Golden, CO. Previously a long time resident of Golden and Colorado native, I traveled from New Mexico to experience a fourth year at the fest and watched 23 of the 53 films.
The mission of the festival is to educate, inspire and motivate. I am an environmental film festival success. Until my involvement with the festival I considered myself somewhat globally environmentally literate. I was wrong. The education I have received watching hundreds of marvelous films these past four years is priceless. Inspired by the efforts of filmmakers worldwide who have successfully brought to the screens glorious images of nature, music, sounds of the rain forests, oceans, deserts and extremely informative dialogues, inspired by the efforts of the volunteers of the festival committee, one is able to find courage to do for our Mother Earth, our Home. It is time for all of us to shake off the slumber of apathy, evolve from passive to active in essential efforts to halt further the destruction of our beautiful blue planet spinning in space and restore, before it becomes impossible to do so, a balance between us humans and nature. My personal thanks to the festival committee for their dauntless efforts to educate, inspire and motivate and to all the filmmakers for their courage and creativity in accomplishing spectacular works of beauty and information.
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