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Green Film Festival in Ferney-Voltaire from 10th to 14th March 2012

The loss of biodiversity is accelerating; malnutrition affects a billion people around the world as waste in the North peaks; the 2008 financial crisis that is dragging on and on, oil that is scarce and potential drilling for shale gas that directly threatens the Pays de Gex; nuclear dangers made ??more concrete by the accident of Fukushima …

With many signals of weakening ecosystems and of the ecological and economic challenges ahead we should be prompted to redirect our society towards a truly sustainable development.

To raise public awareness of these issues, the association Eco-Pratique is organizing on March 10 to 14 at Cinema Voltaire in Ferney-Voltaire, the very first French edition of the Suisse Romande Green Film Festival.

To this end, ten films will be presented across five themed evenings (biodiversity, finance, energy, food and waste, agriculture and transition); a “family film”; involved stakeholders, directors and regional actors will discuss with the public and answer questions.

More Information at : (trailers and schedule)

L’association Eco-Pratique

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Taste The Waste VOSTfr

From the fields to the consumer’s table, more than half of the food ends up in the trash. This documentary estimates that 90 million tonnes of food are wasted in Europe every year. This stark reality meets with unanimous disapproval but the reality is this is a system of which we are all a part. This wastefulness leads moreover to a worsening of the phenomenon of global warming, maintaining high prices at the expense of Southern populations. Grotesque in this context, this film highlight initiatives endeavor to mitigate the mess and find solutions for greater equity.

Taste the Waste – Trailer from on Vimeo.