ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — If you are passionate about going green or you are looking to learn more, the Clean Valley Council (CVC) is ready to show you what you need to know.

The CVC is kicking off its free two-day Green Film Festival on June 9th. The festival features environmental films to raise awareness about current environmental issues. Courtney Plaster, Executive Director of Clean Valley Council says the film festival is about raising awareness and keeping the earth clean and green.

“When we talk about reusing things, like coffee cups, or water bottles, or reusable totes here in Roanoke City, we really have this wonderful reduction,” said Plaster.

The council began in 1978 with a group of citizens determined to combat the litter in their community. Since the group has hosted many events and this year the film festival is going on its third run.

“We are celebrating 45 years with two separate days with events and we have three different locations for those,” said Plaster. “There are many ways to raise environmental awareness this weekend.”

The festival is set to take on the following schedule:

  • On Friday, June 9th the festival will start with the movie, “Eating Our Way to Extinction” at the Community Room inside Heights Community Church located at 2014 Memorial Avenue SW at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., At the Williamson Road Library located at 3837 Williamson Road.”Wall-E” will be showing along with the movie “Microplastic Madness.”
  • Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. the festival will conclude with the topic of water. The showing will take place at GCCROA Courtyard located at 756 Peters Creek Road “Aghbalue: The Source of Water” and “Lost Rivers” will be showing. Guests will also have the chance to enjoy free s’mores.

For more information about the Green Film Festival or ways to get involved, visit their website.