We are living in a time of climate urgency. The alarms that scientists and environmentalists have sounded for decades have never rung more loudly, and yet, as a society we struggle to find a path to a safer, more sustainable future.

One Earth Collective harnesses the power of people of all ages with educational environmental programs that inspire them to action. Each spring, the One Earth Film Festival engages thousands through the best environmental documentary films, lively discussions, and action opportunities. They ground their work at the intersection of environmental and racial justice, centering the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color filmmakers and activists. In 2023, they look forward to engaging local Chicagoland audiences and expanding their national and international community. 

They also offer other environmental leadership programs for youth through One Earth Youth Voices, including the national Young Filmmakers Contest, the Youth Advisory Council, and the Austin Grown youth agriculture and mentoring program.

One Earth Collective (formerly Green Community Connections) was founded over 13 years ago in Oak Park & River Forest. While we continue to provide change-making programs at home, we have expanded our reach to inspire more people to connect, speak out, and work together to build a sustainable future for all. Learn more at www.oneearthcollective.org

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