Vail Valley environmental film festival begins Wednesday |

Vail Valley environmental film festival begins Wednesday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
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VAIL VALLEY – Robert Redford, Terry Tempest Williams and Rachel Carson – these and other icons of the environmental movement will be featured in three films that will be shown at an environmental film festival in the Vail Valley.

Local nonprofits are hosting the festival at E-Town in Edwards on Wednesday and at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek on Thursday.

On Wednesday, there will be happy hours drink specials at E-Town beginning at 8 p.m. At 8:30, watch the film “Forever Wild,” a documentary about America’s wilderness and its heroes that is narrated by Robert Redford. It will be followed by “Generations,” a short film describing the impact of climate change on the ski industry. This evening is sponsored by the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign, Snowboard Outreach Society and E-Town.

On Thursday, the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability hosts a screening of “A Sense of Wonder,” about legendary scientist, writer and environmentalist Rachel Carson. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6 p.m. Valet parking will be available at a discounted rate of $14, or park at the Elk or Bear lots on Highway 6 and take the shuttle to the village. This event is sponsored by the Eagle Valley Alliance, Park Hyatt and PSAV Presentation Services.

At both events, local conservation and environmental education nonprofits will be on hand. Learn more about the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, Eagle Valley Land Trust, Eagle River Watershed Council, Gore Range Natural Science School, Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign, and SOS Outreach.

These events are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information, contact Hannah Irwin, Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign, 734-657-5020,, or Debbie Hawk, Eagle Valley Alliance, 970-827-9999.

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