For Immediate Release
Contact: John Culver
Phone: (904) 316-4804
Special Screening of Sands Wars Documentary
U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Nonprofit Chapter Green Carpet Film Series
St. Augustine, Florida, May 19, 2015 - On Tuesday, May 19th, the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Nonprofit Chapter (USGBC NF) will host its fourth feature length documentary as part of its 3rd Annual Green Carpet Film Series. Based in Jacksonville, the USGBC NF hosts a monthly documentary in Jacksonville at SunRay Cinema and St. Augustine at Corazon Cinema and Cafe. This month’s film, Sand Wars, will be shown the Corazon Cinema and Café from 6-8 PM on Tuesday May 19th. The USGBC NF will be highlighting the local connection of the film and the different aspects of environmental and social change with a panel discussion, brew and food!
Sand Wars emphasizes the global struggle of balancing the preservation of beaches and natural habitats with the need for high quality sand. That may seem odd but sand is a major ingredient in all major building materials, most electronics, and other surprising everyday products (from toothpaste to wine glasses). It is safe to say that without sand life as we know it -skyscrapers, smartphones, and sports arenas not to mention beach vacations – would be non-existent.
Don Resio, UNF Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute, and other area experts of the beach preservation sand use nexus will participate in a 30-minute moderated panel discussion following the film.
For more information, please go to:
- What: Green Carpet Film Series, Sand Wars
- Where: St. Augustine, Corazon Cinema and Cafe
- When: Tues. May 19 2015, doors open at 6, movie starts 6:15-8:00
- How much: $10 general, $7 student
About the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Chapter (USGBC NF)
The USGBC North Florida Nonprofit Chapter vision and mission is to achieve a sustainable region and green buildings for all in North Florida within this generation through open, transparent, and collaborative education, leadership, and action. With a region of 11 counties, 220+ members, 880 LEED Accredited Professionals, 90+ LEED certified buildings including six affordable homes and covering 6.7 million square feet, and an additional 170+ LEED registered projects in the pipeline, the Chapter is affecting change, connecting people and businesses to local talent, products, and services, and by creating demand is return creating jobs.