Burlington Green Eco-Film Festival

Eco-Film Festival

BurlingtonGreen has another terrific line-up of award winning films for their annual “Watch. Learn. Take Action” Eco-Film Festival this year. In partnership with the Burlington Public Library and Halton Green Screens, they will host five public screenings of exceptional documentary films throughout the year highlighting different global environmental issues, followed by audience discussion on how individual and collective action can help the planet locally.

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Presented in partnership with the Burlington Public Library & Halton Green Screens, each event includes a film presentation, complimentary refreshments, a free eco-prize raffle, and an audience discussion on how global issues can be tackled locally.

 

  • All films are shown at Central Library (2331 New Street, Burlington).
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, with films beginning promptly at 7 pm. Events wrap up by 9 pm.
  • Films are open to the public. Everyone is welcome! No booking required, just show up.
  • Our events are green, so we invite participants to bring their own mug for a complimentary refreshment and to walk, bike, carpool, or use public transit when possible.
  • Admission is $5/person to support event costs.

Here’s the 2016 line up of inspiring films…

March 22, 2016
Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. More here.

May 5, 2016

Just Eat It. We all love food.  So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. They pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. More here.

June 2, 2016 (join us for our AGM beforehand!)This Changes Everything. Based on the international best-selling book by Naomi Klein. More here.

September 22, 2016Flight of the Butterflies. This film is about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter. More here.

November 24, 2016The True Cost. This eye-opening documentary examines how the developed world’s desire for cheap, stylish clothes has led to the widespread abuse of the Third World sweatshop labourers who make them, the degradation of local environments, the waste produced, and what the fashion industry can do to change the situation. More here.

Also, check out upcoming eco-documentaries in Halton at Halton Green Screens.

source: burlingtongreen.org

 

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