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Environmental film screenings across Waterloo Region that will give you the tools you need to effect change.

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Wisdom to Survive

May 12 6:30PM

"THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people.


Free - register below.


REEP House
20 Mill St., Kitchener

Quietly Into Disaster Film Poster

More Upcoming Films

Keep an eye out for Trails in Motion (May 16).

Past screenings

November 27 Quietly Into Disaster Film Poster

Quietly Into Disaster

This movie deals with facts and topics concerning nuclear fission: damages done to health and environment, nuclear waste and politics, renewable energies, reactor safety, the serious implications of a nuclear accident and the public resistance.

Presented by CREW and the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
November 19 Refugees of the Blue Planet Film Poster

Refugees of the Blue Planet

The Refugees of the Blue Planet sheds light on the little-known plight of environmental refugees.

Presented by TransitionKW and REEP.
November 5 Do the Math

Rise of the Eco-Warriors

The Grand River Film Festival celebrates and inspires community through the shared experience of film.

Presented by Grand River Film Festival
October 23 Do the Math

Do the Math

A film about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry.

Presented by CREW and Divest Waterloo

Sept 24

Gasland 2

Filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level.

Presented by TransitionKW and REEP
June 18


FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.

Presented by TransitionKW.
June 12 Tiny Film


Follow one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch and explore the changing American Dream.

Presented by rare.
May 15

Best of the Planet in Focus film festival

Catch award-winning feature documentaries Metamorphosen and Have you seen the Arana? paired with short films Tar and CrackDown!

Presented by A\J
April 30 More Than Honey Film Poster

More than Honey

Why are all the bees dying? Learn about the honey bee’s struggle for survival – and what it means for us.

Presented by All Things Tea
April 23

More Than Honey Film Poster

In Transition 2.0

Immerse yourself in the Transition movement with stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Presented by TransitionKW and REEP Green Solutions

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EcoFilms Waterloo Region is brought to you by a collaboration of Alternatives Journal, Community Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW-WR), Grand River Film Festival, the Multicultural Cinema Club, REEP Green Solutions, rare Charitable Research Reserve, and TransitionKW.
Alternatives Journal
Multicultural Cinema Club
Grand River Film Festival
Community Renewable Energy Waterloo
REEP Green Solutions
rare Charitable Research Reserve

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