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Environmental Film Festival Founder

Jul 01, 2015 01:13AM
The National Audubon Society presented Flo Stone, founder and president emerita of the Environmental Film Festival, with the Rachel Carson Award in New York City on May 20. The prestigious Audubon award recognizes visionary women whose dedication, talent and energy have advanced positive change in environmental and conservation locally and on a global scale.

“Women helped start Audubon more than a hundred years ago and have played a leading role in conservation ever since. That’s what we’re celebrating today – women who have truly made a difference.” said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold. “And we hope that by honoring their example, we’ll inspire the next generation of women and girls to aim high. Women understand that we all need clean air, clean water and healthy natural spaces, and they're willing to do something about it.”

Founded in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival is the largest and longest-running environmental film festival in the country and a major collaborative cultural event in the Washington, D.C. area. Each March, the Festival presents a diverse selection of high-quality environmental films chosen to provide fresh perspectives on global, national and local environmental issues. Documentaries, narratives, animations and shorts are shown, as well as archival, experimental and children’s films. The Festival also presents year-round programs that complement the main Festival’s offerings.

The 2015 Festival screened 173 films, including 98 Washington, D.C., U.S. and world premieres, from 31 countries at 55 venues across the city to an audience of over 30,000.

For more information, visit The 2016 Festival will take place from March 15-26

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