WELC Blog: Please Join Me at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Taos this Saturday!

I am thrilled that WELC is again hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this Saturday in Taos, New Mexico. Since 2009, WELC has hosted the festival in my hometown, and that of our Southwest office, to thank the community for doing so much to help us achieve our mission to safeguard the climate, and to protect and restore western lands, rivers, and wildlife. 

I hope the film festival inspires our community to continue to take action in defense of our planet and, just as importantly, to take the time to witness its incredible beauty. Please join me at the festival!

This year, we have a great lineup of short films, ranging from a study of the connection between art and our ecological landscapes (Eyes in the Forest), to a celebration of the courageous work that youth are engaged in to safeguard our climate against global warming pollution (Stories of Trust), and a documentary about the fight to protect the wild lands of Patagonia from proposed dams that threaten two pristine rivers (Streams of Consequence).

I’m particularly proud this year that we’ll be showing a film made by Christi Cooper-Kuhn in honor of the Western Environmental Law Center’s 20th Anniversary! It’s a great film that reminds us all about the challenges and opportunities of environmental advocacy in the West while celebrating the good work that we’ve done over the course of our 20-year history.

If you’re not in Taos, you can still check out some of the film trailers as well as the full list of matinee and evening film descriptions. And if you’re in Taos or its environs, I hope to see you on Saturday! (Good luck winning some of the wonderful door and raffle prizes, such as a raft trip, hot air balloon ride, and B&B stays – all made possible by our incredible business supporters!)

Here’s the basic information:

When: Saturday, May 4th, at 2pm and 7pm. (Come to both -- the shows features different films!)

Where: Taos Community Auditorium

How Much: Tickets, per show, are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (12 and under). You can buy your tickets at the TCA in person, by phone at 575.758.2052, or online.

You can also get more information here.

Hope to see you there!

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Erik Schlenker-Goodrich

Erik was appointed Executive Director in 2012. He joined WELC as an attorney in 2003 and has worked to safeguard our climate from dirty fossil fuels, promote our transition to the efficient use of carbon free, renewable energy, and protect the American West’s rivers and wildlands. Before taking over the reins, Erik served as both the director of the Southwest office (Taos, N.M.) and of WELC's Climate & Energy Program. Prior to joining WELC, he worked for The Wilderness Society as an attorney on public lands issues. Erik is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Natural Resources, and earned his law degree and an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate from the University of Oregon School of Law. Erik works from our Southwest Office, 575-751-0351 x 137.

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