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D.C. Joins National Call for Action on Climate Change

March 13, 2013

The D.C. Council has passed a resolution calling on President Obama and the Environental Protection Agency to “move as swiftly as possible to implement and enforce the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.” This resolution, introduced by council member Mary Cheh and passed unanimously, comes after the a federal scientific report indicating that climate change is driving up the risk of heat waves and extreme weather.

Washington, D.C. is the 48th U.S. community to join the Center for Biological Diversity’s national Clean Air Cities campaign.

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Sale on Cappellini at Poltrona Frau

March 7, 2013

From now through March 19th, all furnishings from the iconic Italian design company, Cappellini, are on sale at Poltrona Frau.  Some floor items are also available at additional discounts.

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Poltrona Frau is located at 1010 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.333.1166

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190 Films Shown During Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

March 4, 2013

The Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne is a documentary about a mason in Djenné, Komusa Tenapo that examines an African tradition of mud architecture in Mali. It's being shown March 21 at 5:30 pm in Georgetown at Dumbarton Oaks.

This is one of 190 diverse and arresting films from 50 countries being shown around town during the Environental Film Fesitval in the Nation's Capital from March 12-24, 2013.

This year’s Festival features 110 Washington, D.C., United States and world premieres; 196 filmmakers and environmentalists will be present to enliven our screenings with their perspectives and knowledge.

Featured among the Festival’s opening night films will be the world premiere of Hot Water, exposing the toxic effects of uranium mining in the American West with Dennis Kucinich, who is featured in the film, and filmmakers Elizabeth Kucinich and Lizabeth Rogers. The Washington, D.C. premiere of acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s latest film, To the Wonder, an exploration of love set against the majesty of nature, is a Festival highlight, along with Canadian filmmaker and environmental activist Rob Stewart’s new film, Revolution, empowering youth to save the natural world and humanity itself!

For a full schedule of films and venues, contact the Environmental Film Fesitval in the Nationa's Capital.

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