Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards and BLUE Screening

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Please Join Us for the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards and screening of BLUE!

The Green Prize is a book award, presented by Santa Monica's Public Library and the Office of Sustainability and the Environment. In 2007, the Green Prize was created in order to recognize the authors, illustrators, photographers and publishers whose goal is to broaden the public's awareness of sustainability. Both adult and children's books are honored. To date, the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature has recognized over a hundred titles. 

BLUE is the story our generation needs to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

“BLUE is a cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth-telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves.”— GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA

This is a FREE event! 

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion will follow the screening.
The panel will include the Director of BLUE, Karina Holden and Nancy Shrodes, Associate Director of Policy & Outreach at Heal the Bay as well as other experts in the field.

This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment along with the Santa Monica Public Library and Sustainable Works.