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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Sustainable Movie Series Continues July 16th

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The Keep San Marcos Beautiful and Sustainable San Marcos Sustainable Summer Film Series continues this week with a free screening of “Motherload” at San Marcos Plaza Park, 401 East Hopkins, on Friday, July 16 beginning at 8:30 p.m. The crowdsourced documentary centers around a new mother’s quest to understand and promote the cargo bicycle in a gas-powered, digital world.   

Ahead of the screening, beginning at 7 p.m., MoveSM and the Texas State Stelos Scholars Program will host engaging and interactive booths related to sustainable transportation. The students will share solutions they’ve designed related to various transportation issues in San Marcos for community feedback.  

“This event is an exciting opportunity for the university’s brightest students to collaborate in a meaningful way with the City, community organizations, and the broader public,” said Associate Dean of the Texas State Honors College Peter Tschirhart.  

City staff will be at the event to share information about sustainability projects. There will also be free pedicab rides from Movemint Bikes and food available for purchase from Soulful Creations. A raffle will feature various prizes including a $200 Xtracycle gift certificate, a Galaxy Bikes swag bag, a Movemint pedicab tour, and gift certificates from North Street and Pie Society. 

“Keep San Marcos Beautiful is excited to partner with these organizations to promote sustainable transportation,” said Amy Thomaides, Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager. “The San Marcos community has great sustainability resources available, and we encourage community members to come out and explore all of the options.”

Sponsors and partners for the event include: Xtracycle, Galaxy Bikes, Movemint Bike Cab, North Street, Pie Society, Soulful Creations, Simplecity Design, and Colorspace Architecture and Urban Design. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on during the screening. For updates, visit the Facebook event page. For more information about the event or to get involved with Keep San Marcos Beautiful, contact Amy Thomaides at athomaides@sanmarcostx.gov.  

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov.  

About Keep San Marcos Beautiful
 
Keep San Marcos Beautiful (KSMB) is a city program dedicated to beautifying and improving the San Marcos community environment through programming and education in litter prevention, beautification, waste reduction and sustainability. Follow the KSMB Facebook page by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/KeepSanMarcosBeautiful 

About Sustainable San Marcos
 
Sustainable San Marcos (SSM) is a 501(c)3 dedicated to cultivating sustainable practices and empowering local community action through partnerships, education, and advocacy. 

About MoveSM
 
MoveSM is an action committee under the Sustainable San Marcos umbrella that advocates for safe, accessible, multimodal transportation in San Marcos, TX.

About Texas State Stelos Scholars
 
The Stelos Scholars Program is a highly competitive scholars’ program for community-minded and intellectually gifted young leaders selected from among the university’s top-level scholarship recipients. Through personal involvement and mentorship from Texas State faculty, accomplished alumni, and community leaders, each Stelos Scholar develops the knowledge and skills to reach their potential and become a leader of consequence.

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