Event Schedule

The Taos Environmental Film Event Schedule in 2021

TEFF’s Important Conference of Environmental and Peacemaker Panelists

 

Presentations from recognized leaders, scholars, activists, authors and notables, will address attendees, virtually, in topics upon which they are passionately involved – beginning with global issues that threaten the planet.

The 51th Earth Day is telling us that the time is long overdue for a global joining of hands with the peacemakers and the biodiversity and climate change activists. We must create a new plan of action for our planet and put all our resources towards a Green New Peace Deal in 2021 and beyond.

The TEFF Environmental and Peacemaker Conference panelists will have representatives from the Climate Reality Corps, World Beyond War (reps from NZ, Canada, England & the USA), 350.org, New Mexico, Center for Citizen Imitative, Rotarian Action for Peace (reps from USA & India), Voices for Biodiversity, Champions of the Planet, Taosenos for a Peaceful and Sustainable Planet, Sierra Club NM, UNM-Taos, Western Environmental Law Center, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Nuke Watch NM, a NM Youth Poet Laureate, Bene e Pace writer and peacekeeper from Taos, Oleander Initiative, the Peace Institute, Renewable Taos, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) among others.

SOMOS Event

April 22, is Earth Day and it features two Outstanding New Mexican Poets Laureate, Catherine Strisik of Taos and Elizabeth Jacobson of Santa Fe at 7:30pm via zoom.

Complete Information & Zoom Link Here

https://zoom.us/j/5757580081?pwd=SnZncXlvUUZPY3F3OEhyOXM3TnVxQT09

Conference Day 1

April 23, (conference 11am to 1pm via zoom): The screening of TEFF’s highly selected films continue along with TEFF’s important Conference of Environmental and Peacemaker Panelists – where presentations from recognized leaders, scholars, activists, authors and notables, will address attendees, virtually, in topics upon which they are passionately involved – beginning with global issues that threaten the planet.

Complete Information Here

https://zoom.us/j/98794476807

Passcode: 355047 

Conference Day 2

April 24, (conference 11am to 1pm via zoom): The screening of TEFF’s highly selected films continue along with TEFF’s important Conference of Environmental and Peacemaker Panelists – where presentations from recognized leaders, scholars, activists, authors and notables, will address attendees, virtually, in topics upon which they are passionately involved – beginning with global issues that threaten the planet.

Complete Information Here

https://zoom.us/j/98794476807

Passcode: 355047 

Conference Day 3

April 25, (conference 11am to 1pm via zoom): The screening of TEFF’s highly selected films continue along with TEFF’s important Conference of Environmental and Peacemaker Panelists – where presentations from recognized leaders, scholars, activists, authors and notables, will address attendees, virtually, in topics upon which they are passionately involved – beginning with global issues that threaten the planet.

Complete Information Here

https://zoom.us/j/98794476807

Passcode: 355047 

Taos Environmental Film Festival: For Global Peace and Earth Day:

The World Must Stand Together, www.globalzero.org:

24 Hours of Reality “Earthrise” by Amanda Gorman:

“24 Hours of Reality – Taos” by Jean E Stevens

If You Love This Planet by ICAN:

 

Earth Day Supports Art in the Classroom and Community:

https://www.earthday.org/campaign/artists-for-the-earth/

https://www.lastchancetopaint.com

 

Official Earth Day 2021 Website: “Artists for the Earth” Performing Arts

https://www.earthday.org/performing-arts/

Theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth”

Earth Day Mission: To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet. Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

Result of Earth Day 1970: On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbwC281uzUs
(YouTube, Earth Day 1970, part 1, CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3RCPAtmpv8
(YouTube, Earth Day 1970, part 2)

The first Earth Day in 1970 launched a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were created in response to the first Earth Day in 1970, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many countries soon adopted similar laws. Earth Day continues to hold major international significance: In 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day when the historic Paris Agreement on climate change was signed into force.

Vision of Earth Day 2021:

Our world needs transformational change. Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Spirit are all communicating to us. As an individual, you wield real power and we must unite with millions of others around the world to create a movement that is inclusive, impactful, and impossible to ignore. The 51th Earth Day is telling us that the time is long overdue for a global joining of hands with the peacemakers and the biodiversity and climate change activists. We must create a new plan of action for our planet and put all our resources towards a Green New Peace Deal in 2021 and beyond.

76th Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb:

The Taos Environmental Film Festival is proud to honor and share the achievements of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner. The ICAN website (icanw.org) states, “The truth about nuclear weapons: catastrophic harm, existential threat.” “Nuclear weapons are the most inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created. They violate international law, cause severe environmental damage, undermine national and global security, and divert vast public resources away from meeting human needs. They must be eliminated urgently:

Finally, the Taos Environmental Film Festival believes that music, dance, visual arts and poetry can help change the world and lead to inner peace.

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

https://www.earthday.org/campaign/artists-for-the-earth/
https://climatemusic.org

A FEW FINAL THOUGHTS: 

1. “Peace is a path of hope, a path on which one advances through dialogue, reconciliation and conversation.” Pope Francis 1/1/20

2. United Nations Global Truce with respect to 2020 being a year without war.

3. “Look at the world today-violence is rife, weapons proliferate and countries eagerly pursue arms sales. This is a wrong approach. There are other ways to make money. The world needs non-violence and compassion, not in terms of prayers, but as spurs to a different course of action.” Dalai Lama

4. “Convinced as I am that a world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary, I ask political leaders not to forget that these weapons cannot protect us from current threats to national and international security.” Pope Francis

5. “In a world where millions of children and families live in inhumane conditions, the money that is squandered and the fortunes made through the manufacture, upgrading, maintenance and sale of ever more destructive weapons are an affront crying out to heaven.” Pope Francis

6. The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons. In an interview with the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg, former President Gorbachev called for all countries to declare that nuclear weapons should be destroyed.

A favorite quote: “Humanity is my race and love is my religion.” My thought: All religions want peace. All global citizens want peace. A world in balance with the natural cycles, with respect to the biodiversity of our planet, will find peace.