BIFF Green Initiative
This year BIFF is excited to move forward with our commitment to sustainability and improving our own green footprint. As a festival, we will implement green initiatives such as reduction of waste and paper, supporting alternative transportation, and requesting more eco-friendly products and services from our sponsors and vendors.
Be Part of our Green Commitment
We encourage you to participate in our green commitment. Here are some easy actions that you can do during the BIFF festival.
- Use the BIFF mobile web site for all film show times and theatre locations. We will also have the full program on large signs just outside each BIFF location, so you don’t have to pick up a paper program.
- Bus, Bike or Walk to Biff: The festival is located in Downtown Boulder. GO Boulder and the HOP are thrilled to offer FREE Bus rides during the Festival. Just show your HOP bus driver your BIFF ticket stub or BIFF Festival pass and get a FREE ride on the HOP from February 14th – February 17th! Or try alternative means of transportation by biking, walking or carpooling to the festival.
- Dispose of Waste Properly: We will have recycle and compost containers available on site at each of the BIFF locations. Let’s reduce our trash to the landfill and recycle and compost as much as possible.
- Engage in the Call 2 Action Program: Each year BIFF invites local non-profit organizations to attend the film festival that support various social and environmental causes. These organizations provide education about the issues and help translate the passion and energy from a film into concrete action.
Bus/Bike Maps and Schedules
We encourage you to take the bus to our BIFF events. The buses in Boulder are convenient a and come very frequently. There is also limited parking available in downtown Boulder. Here are some links to bus schedules to plan your route;
BIFF Green Partners
We are excited that our sponsors and partners have joined us in our green commitment. Each of these organizations have taken the BIFF Green Partner Pledge.
- Bhakti Chai
- Boulder Brands
- Brock Media/Boulder Magizine
- City of Boulder
- City of Boulder Parking Services
- Colorado State Bank and Trust
- Daily Camera
- Egg Strategy
- Rembrandt Yard
- Space Farmer Productions
- Spiritual Cinema Circle
- St. Julien
- Todd Reed
- Western Disposal
Questions or Comments on Sustainability
Want to know more about our green program or how you can help, contact our BIFF Sustainability Coordinator, Chad Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these great Environmental Films at BIFF 2013.
"Ardently passionate and naturally provocative." Variety
Environmentalism is one of the most momentous worldwide social movements of the past century, but it has often been as contentious inside as it has been controversial outside. Now you can get the inside story of the major triumphs—along with major fumbles—of the last 50 years in this often-surprising documentary. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to the ouster of the great Sierra Club's president David Brower, battling toxic waste at Love Canal, Greenpeace saving the whales, the murder of plantation-fighting Chico Mendes and warnings of global climate change, this documentary covers the gamut.
There is one last, absolutely wild, wonder of the world, The Ross Sea, Antarctica - a vast, frozen landscape that is filled with life - whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. It is one of the last places on earth where the delicate balance of nature still prevails untouched by humans. But an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea and is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold as Chilean Seabass in up-market restaurants around the world. The catch is so lucrative it is known as white gold. Ecologist David Ainley knows that unless fishing is stopped the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever. He rallies his fellow scientists, and begins a campaign taking on commercial fishers and governments in a race to protect Earth’s last untouched ocean from our civilization’s insatiable appetite for irreplacable creatures of the sea.
Winner at Mountainfilm in Telluride, Traverse City, and 5 Other U.S. film festivals
During the last frantic month of the Bush Administration, the Bureau of Land Management attempted to illegally auction off vast tracts of Western land to oil companies. College senior Tim DeChristopher (aka Bidder 70) monkey-wrenched the sale by bidding $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres of Utah’s pristine red rock wilderness, money that DeChristopher had no intention of or ability to pay. Now he’s paying for it with his future. While the Obama Administration invalidated the leases right after the inauguration, DeChristopher was inexplicably indicted and ultimately convicted on federal charges. This is the story of standing up for what you believe in no matter the cost, the story of young people fed up with corporate control of their government, the story of a principled young man and the bravery of his commitment to a livable world.
In central Kenya, northeast of the Rift Valley, there is a tower. It is a monumental granite swell with a crumbling pinnacle that stretches 17,058 feet into the sky. Mt. Kenya, the second tallest peak in Africa, is home to 70 percent of the nation’s water supply, fed by glaciers and annual storms that eddy around this looming rock island. Pete McBride climbed it with his family when he was nine. Returning in 2012, he noticed something frightening: The glaciers were nearly all gone.