The community is invited to celebrate Earth Week with the District 65 Green Teams at 6:30 p.m. on April 26 in the Rotary auditorium, 1560 Sherman Ave. There will be screenings of 10-second environmental films created by students in School District 65.  

The 10-Second Film Festival will feature the short film “Plastic is Forever” by 13- year- old filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze. This will be followed by District 65 students’ short film creations.

All students’ ideas on sustainability are welcome. Of particular interest this year are thoughts on how to reduce the use of disposable plastic (for example: snack bags, straws and eating utensils). Community members can enjoy the children’s voices and learn how to become involved in environmental efforts in District 65 schools. The deadline for submissions is April 18; submissions can be sent to

Tickets to the April 26 film festival are free but are required for entrance; they are available through Eventbrite.