University of Richmond is hosting one night of the 6th annual RVA Environmental Film Festival, which aims to raise awareness for important environmental issues that affect the Richmond area, the nation and the planet through film screenings. UR will host two film screenings on Feb. 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

The evening features:

  • “Jens Jensen the Living Green” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. The film profiles Jens Jensen, a landscape architect who is considered the pioneer of sustainable design.
  • A presentation by William Godfrey, president of Sustainable RVA, will follow at 7:30 p.m.
  • “Baobabs between Land and Sea,” a film that explores ecological importance of the remarkable baobab tree, will be screened at 8 p.m.

“The RVA Environmental Film Festival connects people with environmental topics and social issues in a way that no other medium can,” said Rob Andrejewski, director of sustainability at University of Richmond. “These films have the ability to educate, inspire and motivate action for change right here in the Richmond area.”

The RVA Environmental Film Festival aims to raise awareness for important environmental issues that affect the Richmond area, the nation and the planet through film screenings. The RVA Environmental Film Festival runs Feb. 1-7 at varying locations. A full schedule can be found at rvaenvironmentalfilmfestival.com/schedule. All events are free and open to the public.

The festival is sponsored by the Enrichmond Foundation, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Sierra Club Falls of the James Group, Earth Craft House Virginia and the University of Richmond.

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