One Earth Film Festival Screening of 'The Human Element' March 4 at Waubonsee

One Earth Film Festival Screening of ‘The Human Element’ March 4 at Waubonsee

The 8thAnnual One Earth Film Festival returns to the Chicago area showing 31 top-ranked environmental films in locations throughout Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs including Kane County.

The Conservation Foundation joins the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership and other sponsoring organizations for a screening of “The Human Element” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the downtown Aurora campus of Waubonsee Community College.

Photographer James Balog — who also created the super-popular documentary “Chasing Ice” — reveals how environmental change affects our daily lives, focusing on the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water, but also adding a fifth element — the human element — to emphasize the importance of a balanced relationship between humans and nature.

James Balog, the photographer of the movie, will participate in a post screening Skype call as part of the program.

The screening is FREE, but a donation of $8 or more is suggested. Advanced reservations are recommended since space is limited. Reservations for The Human Element can be made at Eventbrite here.

The One Earth Film Festival is considered the “premier environmental film festival,” which showcases films for a better understanding of climate change, sustainability, and encourages involvement through post-film discussions to find solutions.

The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations, with more than 4,000 members. Founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve more than 35,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors.

TCF’s mission is to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring natural areas and open space, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment.

Work is focused in Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties to preserve and restore nature in your neighborhood. Find out more at