Halton Green Screens is a monthly eco-film series that is organized by a group of local environmentalists to promote environmental awareness and projects.

We are happy to announce that Halton Greens Screens will be running a new series starting January 2014, running through to May 2014, thanks to the addition of a great new group of steering committee members and the support of our sponsors.

Film screenings are held at the Oakville Public Library Central Branch (120 Navy St. Oakville, L6J 2Z4) on the second floor, starting at 7:00 p.m. Note the change of venue, which is wheelchair accessible. The library can be reached by bus #2, 14, or 17 and free parking is available. Each month, a guest speaker will lead the post-movie discussions. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students. Light refreshments will be provided. After 9:00 p.m., the gathering will move to Bru Restaurant, nearby on Lakeshore Rd.

We look forward to seeing you in January to kick the new series off!

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Date: Thursday, 16-January-2014
Sponsored by: Growing and Sharing of Food in Halton - an initiative of the Oakville Sustainable Food Partnership (OSFP)and Go Local Oakville (formerly Transition Oakville)
Speakers: Melanie and Alvaro, Plan B Organic Farms
Film Length: 75 minutes

Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores of the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm "exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture".

Date: Tuesday, 4-February-2014
Speaker: Leslie Adams, Spokesperson for Halton-Peel Network for BioDiversity
Presented by: Dr. Daisy Radigan of New Dimensions of Ecospirituality

“Journey of the Universe” (2011) explores the origins of the universe, the emergence of life, and the rise of human consciousness. The film weaves together the findings of modern science with cultural traditions of the West, China, Africa, India, and indigenous peoples to explore cosmic evolution as a process of creativity, connection and interdependence.

Date: Tuesday, 25-March-2014
Sponsored By: KAIROS - Oakville/Mississauga, Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives made up of 11 member churches and church agencies.
Speaker: Diane L. Bloomfield, M.Sc., P.Geo of Conservation Halton
Trailer: Watermark
Film Length: 93 minutes

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time.

We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.

Date: Tuesday, 22-April-2014 -- Earth Day!
Speakers: Dr. Daisy Radigan of New Dimensions of Ecospirituality
Film Length: 55 + 28 min.

An intimate and poignant portrait of Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. Meet Rachel Carson through the superb acting of Kaiulani Lee, whose one-woman stage production inspired this documentary-style movie set at Rachel's seaside cottage in Maine. The film (2008) is both inspirational and compelling, calling for our continued vigilance to protect nature and a re-defining of our place to be within, not above, the natural world. is both inspirational and compelling, calling for our continued vigilance to protect nature and a re-defining of our place to be within, not above, the natural world.

Date: Tuesday, 20-May-2014
Sponsored by: FernRidge Landscaping, a local business building itself an international reputation for forward-thinking and sustainable landscaping.
Speaker: Sean James, President of Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting,
Film Length: 72 minutes

Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? How? And could we see them again? We search for the disappeared Petite riviere St-Pierre in Montreal, the Garrison Creek in Toronto, the River Tyburn in London, the Saw Mill River in New York, and the Bova-Celato River in Bresica, Italy. Could we see these rivers again? To find the answer, we meet visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.
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