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Get Inspired at the Fourth Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Aspen

CONTACT

Bowman Leigh, Marketing Manager

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

970.925.5756; [email protected]

www.aspennature.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Get Inspired at the Fourth Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Aspen

Annual event benefits ACES’ Tomorrow’s Voices program in honor of Willard Clapper

 

 

Aspen, CO, March 6, 2018 — Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and Patagonia Snowmass will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00PM.

The festival, returning to Aspen after three years of sold-out screenings, is a collection of short films that inspire and motivate audiences to take action and become part of the solution to issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, recreation, climate change, and the protection and restoration of wild lands and waters. The evening will feature a curated line-up of thirteen films including the award-winning short Letter to Congress, which uses Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress as the framework for exploring the value of our public lands today. Additional screenings include the moving story of river guide Garrett Eaton’s Return from Desolation, which depicts the power of rivers to help us regain our personal freedom and sense of self, as well as Conservation Generation, a new film from the National Young Farmers Coalition that offers a window into the lives of four young farmers and ranchers in the arid West.

“Films featured at Wild & Scenic showcase frontline activism and stunning cinematography,” says On Tour Manager, Johan Ehde. “Our changing Earth is at the forefront of conversations nationally and globally. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that individuals propel the groundswell for the environmental movement. Collectively, we CAN make a difference!”

The film festival aligns naturally with ACES’ work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. All event proceeds benefit ACES’ Tomorrow’s Voices program in honor of Willard Clapper, who founded the program with fellow educator A.O. Forbes in 2000. Tomorrow’s Voices is a college-level class providing civics and environmental leadership education for Roaring Fork Valley high school students. ACES is grateful for our partnership of Patagonia Snowmass, as well as community support from Gold Sponsors Aspen Sports, Gorsuch, Aspen Daily News, and the Rotary Club of Aspen, as well as Silver Sponsors The Gant, KSPN, Lululemon, Aspen Brewing Company, and Harriman Construction.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The annual festival, now in its 16th year, kicks-off every January in Nevada City, CA followed by an international tour to over 150 communities around the globe. The festival is a call to action where film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Date, Time: Thursday, March 15, 2018. Doors at 6:30PM, show at 7:00PM

Venue Name and Address:
 Wheeler Opera House, 320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO

Ticket Prices: $12 in advance / $15 day-of at the Wheeler Box Office or aspenshowtix.com

More information: aspennature.org/learn/programs/wild-scenic-film-festival-2018

 

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a non-profit organization founded in 1968, provides programs in ecological literacy, sustainable agriculture, forest health, ecosystem restoration, and civic leadership for everyone from school children to leaders and decision makers. With three visitor centers between Aspen and Carbondale, ACES offers guided hikes and snowshoe tours, classes and camps for kids and adults, and a variety of community events. Partnership programs with over 62 regional schools help teachers meet state science standards, while offering local children the opportunity to explore their outdoor environment. ACES is a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, the highest level of ranking.

For more information, visit www.aspennature.org.

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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