YERT’s West Coast Screening Tour BEGINS

Dear YERTians,

Our West Coast Tour is taking shape, with screenings scheduled in over 15 cities, and we’d love for you to meet us in person along the way! Read on for more details…

At Long Last: YERT’s West Coast Tour Details!

We’re super excited about our upcoming tour – 7,000 miles and screenings all around the country, particularly in Washington State, Oregon, and California. Please take a look at our full and evolving tour schedule here, and tell your friends about these imminent screenings! We don’t have a big PR team – just us, our hosts, and a couple volunteers – so your e-mail blasts to friends and family REALLY matter. Feel free to grab blurbs and pics from our online presskit.

SCREENING in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, 2/11, 4:30pm
This is a special double feature with our friends at the amazing Within Reach documentary. A double dose of road-tripping fun. Mark Dixon (YERT Producer) and Ryan Mlynarczyk (Within Reach Director) will be there for discussion during and after the film. (Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin St., Madison, WI 53715)

SCREENING in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, 2/12, 4:00pm
We’ve got friends from the original YERT road trip in Minneapolis, and they’re hosting a YERT screening at their awesome eco-products store, Moss Envy. A giant thanks to Ryan and Tina for rolling out the “Green Carpet” for our second screening on tour. (Moss Envy, 3056 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416)

SCREENING in Fargo, North Dakota on Monday, 2/13, 6:30pm
A big thanks to Nicole and David Crutchfield for putting together this wonderful screening. Also friends from the first YERT tour, they were an island of fun hospitality during our first visit, and they’re pulling out all the stops for us in their home of Fargo.
(The Historic Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102 February 13, 2012)

Additional Screenings:
(click here for detailed calendar and new screenings updated daily)
2/11 – Bedford, NY
2/13 – Honolulu, HI
2/16 – Emmitsburg, MD
2/19 – Elkader, IA
2/20 – Missoula, MT (Big Sky Film Fest on TOUR)
2/21 – Lake Forest College, IL
2/29 – Bellingham, WA (TOUR)
3/1 – Bainbridge Island, WA (TOUR)
3/2 – Seattle, WA (TOUR)
3/3 – Portland, OR (TOUR)
3/3 – Louisville, KY (Film excerpts + Director Q&A)
3/9 – San Luis Obispo, CA (SLOIFF Film Fest on TOUR)
3/10 – San Luis Obispo, CA (SLOIFF Film Fest on TOUR)
3/13 – Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Film Festival)
3/15 – Berkeley, CA (TOUR)
3/18 – Presidio Sustainable MBA Program, SF, CA (Private Screening on TOUR)
3/21 – Athens, GA (EcoFocus Film Festival)
3/25 – Denver, CO (TOUR)
3/30 – YERT’s UK Premiere at Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

That’s all of the updates for now. We have a pile of new festival announcements to share with you, but we’ll save that for another day. Please be sure to tell us how your eco-efforts are going on YERT’s Facebook page. Enjoy the brisk season…

Cheers,
Mark, Ben, and Julie
team@yert.com

— Quote from a YERT Screening Host —

“Movie screening was (a) HIT in Woodstock IL at the Woodstock HS, we had about 40 adult and 50 students from a few different HSs. Sold all 10 DVDs and have a waiting list! They loved the movie and inspired several to sign up for Transition. Also spoke to a few more teachers that want to get more engaged with their students and activities. Very cool, had an awesome adrenalin rush.” – Doug Close, McHenry Transition, IL

Our tour is supported primarily by DVD sales
Click here to buy the YERT Film on DVD

YERT Screening at Heinz History Center for Steeltown Contest + West Coast Tour!

Dear YERTians,

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Steeltown Entertainment’s “Take a Shot at Changing the World” competition, with a kick-off event that includes a YERT screening in Pittsburgh just one week from now! Read on for more information and some YERTy news about our upcoming West Coast Tour…

  • YERT Screens at Heinz History Center to Launch Steeltown’s “Take a Shot” Contest on Jan. 29!
  • Sign Up to Host a Screening During Our Imminent West Coast Tour
  • YERT Film DVD Sales Going Strong

YERT Screens at Heinz History Center to Launch Steeltown’s “Take a Shot” Contest on Jan. 29!

Please join us on January 29th at 2:30 p.m. at The Heinz History Center where students, parents, educators, and the general public are invited to a FREE SCREENING of the film “YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip.” At the event you’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about the “Take a Shot to Change the World” competition, in which students can make a movie that makes a difference and win up to $10,000 in prizes. Tickets for the screening are first come, first serve. To attend, please RSVP with rachel@steeltown.org or call 412-622-1325. More information about the screening AND the contest at http://www.takeashotcontest.org/.

Sign Up to Host a Screening During Our Imminent West Coast Tour

We’ve learned that the absolute best way to get the word out about the YERT film and all of the amazing stories IN the film is to meet our audiences. In person! So we’re hitting the road again for a big West Coast Tour in late February and all of March (with a few screenings on the trip out and back). We don’t have our schedule locked yet, so now’s the time to entice us, encourage us, and help us visit you wherever you are! Here’s what we need…

  • Screening hosts. We’ll screen anywhere: house parties, theaters, community centers– we just need you to help organize the events. We can even set up a our own mini-theater with supplies we’ll bring along.
  • Places to stay. We’ll have bedding supplies. We just need a place to put them down.
  • People to film. We would love to share a few new stories about what’s happening across America.

The tour will be funded by donations, DVD sales, and lots of love. Screening fees for events that we visit on tour are requested but not mandatory. Check out our rough itinerary (totally subject to change) and Google Map Route, then sign up to host a screening here. Be sure to note that you want an “on tour” screening!

YERT Film DVD Sales Going Strong
We’ve been delighted by the number of people who have purchased YERT DVD’s during the last two months. So much enthusiastic feedback, too! You can order yours at our online store. Share them with friends. Give them as gifts. Help us wake up this country and get on a sustainable path. (Bulk pricing is now available – contact mark@yert.com for details).

We hope you had a nourishing and delicious holiday season, filled with rich, close community encounters. Did you watch our film with family? How did it go? Tell us about it on Facebook. Until next time…

Cheers,
Mark, Ben, and Julie
team@yert.com

— Quote from Janaia Donaldson’s Review of YERT —

“This well-produced overview of important environmental issues and sampler of creative responses is optimistic without being pollyanna. We loved it. Smiles amid the serious stuff and the inspiring innovators. A chance to meet some of our heros and watch young people learn lots. We hope to follow in their footsteps and bring Peak Moment TV viewers longer chats with many of YERTÂ’s interviewees. With five film festival awards (and counting), YERT is an inspiring one-movie environmental film festival for EveryTown. ”
– Janaia Donaldson, Peak Moment TV