Blue carbon: Behind the scenes

Last year we released our Blue Carbon short film, developed as part of a partnership with Restore America’s Estuaries and our member group, EarthCorps.

The video: “Blue Carbon: A Story from the Snohomish Estuary” features RAE and EarthCorps staff, volunteers, and local partners telling the story of blue carbon.

We worked with an amazing film team – Benj Drummond and Sara Joy Steele – to shoot on location in the Snohomish Estuary of Puget Sound, Washington. Along with our fantastic drone pilot, Whitney Hassett, our film team took hours of interview footage from restoration practitioners and partners, combining it with even more hours of footage from air, land, and water of Puget Sound’s enigmatic estuaries.

Since the making and release of the video, it has made its way onto many a big screen at environmental film festivals across the country. We are particularly thrilled that it will be included in this year’s 2019 DC Environmental Film Festival – the largest green film festival in the world and the longest-running in the United States.

If you’re in the DC area, I invite you to attend one of two screenings that will include our blue carbon short film, as it is featured as part of the Festival’s Shorts Program: Protection & Restoration. The film will be shown, along with other short films, at two difference showings at the E Street Cinema: Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 19, 9:30 p.m. Visit the program’s webpage for more information.

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele.

Stefanie Simpson is the Blue Carbon Program senior manager at Restore America’s Estuaries.

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