Who We Are
We are a 501(c)3 non profit, grassroots, volunteer based organization that is setting new platform for media and providing a clearing house for films, videos, podcasts, blogs and shows created by citizen journalists that address the real basic needs of the human experience.
OUR ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE
Our philosphy/culture is that media is a powerful tool to create and change perceptions and experiences.
- EcoFilm Salons
- Green Blog
- Coming soon podcasts
We rely on funding of small and large amounts from our supporters to pay for day to day general operating expenses.
We received a $10,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation in 2014 for capacity building, which is restricted to educating our board members and establishing a well-equipped and committed Executive Board.
Founded in 2008 by Dorit, as The Green Lifestyle Film Festival, funded and administered by her as a one woman show working everyday tirelessly for the cause of setting new standards for media, we have now grown to a large and committed team of volunteers worldwide.
Thus far we have had 3 film festivals (2008, 2009, 2010) and in 2012 we held a mini film festival in San Francisco as part of the International Vegetarian Society’s Annual Festival.
In 2011, we launched our ecoFilm Salons held monthly at the Westfield Century City Mall’s Microsoft Store, who are our partners in this endeavor. In July of 2012, 2013 and 2014, we received the award of Partner of the Month from Microsoft.
Our Board Chair and Executive Director have been very privileged to have received top-notch training in Non Profit Management from the Annenberg Foundation in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In June 2013, we realized that we had grown so much that we changed our name from The Green Lifestyle Film Festival to Green Lifestyles Network and re-structured the organization accordingly.
We wholeheartedly thank our global team of volunteers for all their dedication and energies in providing a new model for media.
Our EIN # is 26-1993436 and we are based in Los Angeles, California with an expanded presence on the East Coast of the USA, operating out of New Jersey in 2015.