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Real Food Films Contest 2016

reelfoodThe Contest is produced by Real Food Media, a collaborative initiative using online movies and a web-based action center along with grassroots events around the country to spread the stories of sustainable food and farming. Real Food Media is based out of Corporate Accountability International.

Our team of judges and advisors are looking for powerful films about sustainable food and farming. We’re seeking compelling stories, original voices, and stunning cinematography. We’re looking for coverage of underreported issues, innovative sustainability strategies, compelling stories of food producers and workers, and more. We seek films in diverse formats, from documentary to advocacy, from animated shorts to music videos. Be sure to watch our winning 2015 films to get inspired!

In addition to our Grand Prize and Runner Up Awards, we will be offering a Student Award as well as additional cash prizes for Best Cinematography, Best Underreported Issue, Best Food Producer Profile, Best Innovative Initiative, and Best Animation.


  • Tell a story about food, farming, and sustainability;
  • Paint a picture of the challenges we face; or
  • Share creative solutions for a better food system.

Application deadline is March 1st. For more information, to go

Attend the One Earth Film Festival at a site near you!

Green Healthy Neighborhoods Action Council Quarterly Networking and Resource Meeting

green healthySaturday, February 27th, 9am-11am 

Sunshine Gospel Ministries
505 E. 61st St.
The Green Health Neighborhoods Action Council will be hosting quarterly meetings, in partnership with organizations in the region, to create new partnerships and projects that have a direct affect in Woodlawn, Washington Park and the surrounding communities. The February 27th meeting will focus on “Expanding Entrepreneurship” and attendees will explore tips and tools to help grow their businesses.


If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please email Diane at

Seed Swap & Gardening-focused Uptown Hub Day

seed swapSaturday, February 27th, 11am-2pm 

ICA GreenRise
4750 N. Sheridan Rd.

To prepare for spring, ICA invites all garden-oriented community members to its next hub day! The day will include a variety of ways to share and learn about garden resources, featuring a seed swap, potluck lunch, composting and seed starting workshops, and planning sessions for collaborative garden projects in Uptown.

To get involved, RSVP here or email Joseph at

Join the first CSLN Network Meeting of 2016!


Join the first CSLN Network Meeting of 2016!

February 29th, 5:30-7:30PM
25 E Washington St # 1650

Join the CSLN as we leap into 2016 initiatives!

Agenda Items Include:

RSVP here!