GGP’s 2024 Environmental Film Festival will present award-winning films


The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s (GGP’s) Environmental Film Festival will be April 19 and 20 at the Tennyson Building Event Center.

The GGP began the Pagosa Environmental Film Festival (Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravans) in 2013. The 2024 film festival continues to benefit nonprofit GGP’s educational and operational expenses.

“Flyways: The Untold Journey of Migratory Shorebirds” will be shown at the Friday evening Premiere Gala at 6:30 p.m. and again Saturday at 1 p.m. 

“Flyways” won Best of Fest at the 2024 Colorado Environmental Film Festival. The feature-length Australian film, produced by pianist and cinematographer Randall Wood, describes largely unknown ancient global migration routes. It documents the reality that climate change is affecting birds’ breeding and feeding sites. The film’s soundtrack, by the acclaimed Cezary Skubiszewski, is based on the composer’s experience with bird song.

Keith Bruno, of Audubon Rockies, Weminuche Audubon and the GGP, will introduce “Flyways” and introduce us to a migratory shore birds study in our region of Colorado. Local Audubon enthusiasts are deeply involved in protecting wetland habitats for our year-round and migrating birds.

Friday evening is the upscale Premiere Gala that begin at 5 p.m. Guests enjoy two films, a catered gourmet dinner and live music by local favorite guitarist Steve Blechschmidt. A Premiere Gala wristband is $60 and also entitles each guest to see all nine films on Saturday.

The Saturday film session will begin at 10 a.m. The last film of the day will begin at 7 p.m. All nine films will be shown and a schedule will be published soon. Saturday general admission wristbands are only $10. Purchase tickets at

The GGP manages three dome greenhouses in Centennial Park on the Riverwalk. The Rotary Garden features xeric plantings that demonstrate how to conserve water in ornamental landscaping. The stacked sandstone beds are fully planted, so this year community volunteers will nurture the maturing plants.

The Audubon Native Plants Garden is expected to burst with new growth this spring.

Weminuche Audubon volunteers groom the Native Plants Garden and educate folks on the Riverwalk about the importance of bird-friendly landscapes. Additional GGP landscaping projects will continue in 2024. Volunteer gardeners should contact to learn about several opportunities to help beautify the Riverwalk in the coming growing season.

Tickets for the GGP’s Environmental Film Festival are selling now at The Premiere Gala on April 19 is $60. April 20 general admission tickets is only $10 each.

Support the GGP’s dynamic operations by purchasing your tickets to the 2024 Environmental Film Festival. Visit and encourage your friends to join you in supporting GGP. 

Pagosa’s Earth Day celebration is Sunday, April 21, centered at the GGP site where GGP is “growing food and community with local energy.” See you soon on the Riverwalk.