Happy New Year from Moondance!
~ THE FILM FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS! ~
In this new year, resolve to seek beauty, truth, harmony…the promise of the future and the blessings of today. Live well, laugh often, love much, gain the respect & the love of children; fill your niche, accomplish your tasks; leave the world better than you found it. Appreciate Earth’s beauties & express it. Look for the best in others and give the best you have!
Come join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary season of the Moondance International Film Festival!
Moondance now offers comprehensive, professional feedback by Hollywood readers for screenplays, teleplays, stage plays & treatments submitted to the 2019 competition. Select this unique option on the Moondance entry form!
Please note: Films may be submitted by the film’s director, producer, a lead actor, editor, film score composer or distributor, with permission of the director or distributor.
CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES HERE!
FILMS • WRITTEN WORKS • ORIGINAL MUSIC
WATCH THE WINNING & SELECTED 2018 FILMS HERE!
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” ~ Edward Abbey
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
CHANGE YOUR DIET TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2019
You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. But research shows there’s another good reason to regularly eat meatless meals. By filling your plate with plant foods instead of animal foods, you can help save the planet.
The production of animal products generates the majority of food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. The feed-related impacts of animal products also contribute to freshwater use and pressures on cropland, as well as nitrogen and phosphorus application, which over time could lead to dead zones in oceans, low-oxygen areas where few organisms can survive.
For an example of how animal foods compare with plant-based foods in terms of environmental effects, consider that “beef is more than 100 times as emissions-intensive as legumes. This is because a cow needs, on average, 10 kilograms of feed, often from grains, to grow 1 kilogram of body weight, and that feed will have required water, land and fertilizer inputs to grow. In addition, cows emit the potent greenhouse gas methane during digestion, which makes cows and other ruminants such as sheep especially high-emitting.
Adopting more plant-based diets for ourselves could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the food system by more than half, according to the Nature study. A mainly plant-based diet could also reduce other environmental impacts, such as those from fertilizers, and save up to quarter use of both farmland and fresh water.