Action Opps

LEARN MORE. TAKE ACTION. MAKE CHANGE.
We hope the films of the 2014 Festival will inspire you to action.

If you are motivated by a film and want to know more, this page will help connect you to additional information, resources and action opportunities.  By no means is this a comprehensive listing. Utilize this as a jumping off point and feel free to do additional research on your own!

The American Conservation Film Festival welcomes diverse voices to the conservation dialogue.  We establish partnerships with and seek support and sponsorship from a range of artists, individuals and organizations expressing varied perspectives on the complexities of human and environmental conservation.  While we geatly value these relationships, they do not necessarily reflect the views or values of the ACFF board or staff, nor do they influence the selection and programming of ACFF films, performances or other engagements.

A Penguin’s Life in the City
About the Little Penguin
Little Penguin info from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Aerial America:  Wilderness
The Wilderness Society explains the Wilderness Act
Contact Congress regarding current wilderness bills
For more Aerial America Episodes

America’s Amazon
Alabama Nature Partners lists numerous resources regarding the Mobile-Tensaw Delta
Weeks Bay Foundation

America’s Wilderness (short films)
View more NPS America’s Wilderness shorts

Big Men
Rachel Boynton’s journey behind the scenes of Big Oil interview
Additional interviews and press at the Big Men website

Carpe Diem:  A Fishy Tale
Asian Carp information from the National Wildlife Federation
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
Stop Carp Coalition

Come Hell or High Water:  The Battle for Turkey Creek
Bridge the Gulf Project – a Gulf Coast community media project working towards justice and sustainability
Teaching Resources based on the film
Reel Power – films addressing climate change and the long term impact of resource extraction
Dollars & Sense interview with Derrick Evans

DamNation
Petition to Crack Down on Deadbeat Dams
Yvon Chouinard on Dams – NY Times
Anti-Dam Movement of International Rivers

Earth, Water Woman
Curriculum Guide based on the film
Water.org
World Health Organization on water issues

Emptying the Skies
Committee Against Bird Slaughter Action Letter
Projects of improved protection from the Committee Against Bird Slaughter
Emptying the Skies by Jonathan Franzen in The New Yorker

From Billions to None
Project Passenger Pigeon -Lessons from the past for a sustainable future
The Diane Rehm Show on the topic of de-extinction
TED talks on de-extinction
Revive  & Restore – genetic rescue for endangered and extinct species
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology – passenger pigeon blog post

Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields
Take Action via the Ground Operations website
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Beginning Farmers – Military Veteran Farmer Training article

Growing Cities
Learn more via the Growing Cities website
Capital City Farming – 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Washington D.C.
Farm Alliance Baltimore City
Fritz Haeg’s Edible Estates

Invasive
VA Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries – FAQ Northern Snakehead
USDA National Invasive Species Information Center on Northern Snakeheads
Northern Snakehead monitoring by the USFWS Maryland

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Lemur League Activities via the Island of Lemurs: Madagascar website
Education opportunities via the Island of Lemurs: Madagascar website
Duke Lemur Center

Love in the Tetons
Beyond the Edge- National Geographic Adventure blog post on Love in the Tetons
The North Face Ambassador profile of Juan Martinez
Sierra Club Outdoors – Inner City Outings
Appalachian Mountain Club – Youth Opportunities Program

Love Thy Nature
A selection of Nature Organizations via Love Thy Nature website

Mapping the Blue
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation Education and Outreach
NOAAs Coral Reef Conservation Program
Protect and Save Coral Reefs – The Nature Conservancy

Nokhoi Zeekh: In Search of Wolverine
The Mongolian Wolverine Project – How to Help
Defenders of Wildlife blog – Wolverines Need Protection Now

Postcards from Climate Change
View more Postcards and learn about the project HERE
Take Action – The UN and Climate Change
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center – Take Action to Fight Climate Change

PSA: What does it take to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay
Chesapeake Bay Program website
NWF protecting the Chesapeake Bay

School’s Out
Forest School Association website
Forest Schools Education website
Natural Start Alliance article – Forest School in Public School – is it possible?

Snows of the Nile
About Snows of the Nile
Connect4Climate – Climate Change Resources
takepart – Take Action in Climate Change

Sticky
Article via WIRED
Lord Howe Island article via NPR
Australian Broadcasting Corporation- The Science Show- Second chance for the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
Rediscovered after being declared extinct article

The Green Ninja: Styrofoam Man
The Green Ninja website for additional episodes and educational info
takepart – D.C. bans plastic take-out containers
Groundswell – Which cities have banned plastic foam?

The Hailey Community Climate Challenge
City of Hailey Climate Challenge
Solar Holler – Repowering Appalachia with Hometown Energy

The Last Ocean
Take Action via The Last Ocean website
Antarctica and Southern Ocean Coalition – Ross Sea Preservation
PEW Charitable Trusts – The Need to Protect the Ross Sea

The Meaning of Wild
Sitka Conservation Society – protecting the Tongass
About The Meaning of Wild

The New Green Giants
The New Green Giants Facebook Page
Food and Water Watch for info on safe and sustainably produced food
The Non-GMO Project

The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valley
Wolf Conservation Center
Defenders of Wildlife – Protecting Native Animals and Their Habitats
Predator Defense

The Race to Save Pennsylvania’s Bats
White-Nose Syndrome - Information Resources
Bat Conservation International

Ticked Off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease
CDC – Lyme Disease
National Geographic News – What is Lyme Disease article
Info for Lyme Disease Support Group Eastern Panhandle WV
American Lyme Disease Foundation

Trash Dance
Article of Austin Sanitation Workers featured in Trash Dance documentary 
Environmental Justice in Action blog – Tales from our Trash: NYC’s Sanitation Workers
WV joins National Movement Protecting Sanitation Workers

Unacceptable Levels
Great list of Resources at the Unacceptable Levels website
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition

We Are the Land
Save our Sacred Chief Facebook Community
Blackfeet Women Against Fracking – a conversation with Pauline Matt

Wrenched
Grand Canyon Trust – how you can help
Peaceful Uprising – Defending a Livable Future Through Empowering Nonviolent Action
Earth First! – Monkeywrenching Article