Eco-Film Festival

Watch, Learn, Take Action! Our popular Eco-Film Festival events provide a valuable opportunity for citizens to learn about global environmental issues by viewing award-winning documentaries. Each film is followed by an engaging audience discussion.

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Presented in partnership with the Burlington Public Library & Halton Green Screens, each event includes a film presentation, complimentary refreshments courtesy of Goodness Me!,, a free eco-prize raffle thanks to MEC, and an audience discussion on how global issues can be tackled locally. Check out & download the event poster here.

  • All films are shown at Central Library (2331 New Street, Burlington) with the EXCEPTION of the April 22nd event.
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm with the film presentation beginning at 6:30 pm with the EXCEPTION of the April 22nd event.
  • 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.Eco film audience
  • Admission is $5/person to support event costs and FREE for BG Members. Not a supporting Member yet? Sign up today here!

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The 2017 Eco-Film Festival is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Rob Stewart. Learn more about Rob and how he changed the world here.


wednesday, may 17, 6:30 pm

Fall in love with nature all over again with this spectacular documentary brought to you by BurlingtonGreen and Halton Green Screens. A visually stunning and informative film for all ages that will surely leave you in awe of the natural environment around us.
View official film website here.

Following the film, special guest Andrew Hordyk from Arborwood Tree Service Inc.  will share his ‘story’ about growing up with a connection to nature and trees and the importance of today’s generation reconnecting with the natural world including nearby green space.  Andrew will also be pleased to address “Ask the Arborist” questions from the audience!

A former resident of Burlington, Andrew has over 25 years of experience in the tree care industry, with a multitude of credentials and experiences pertaining to Arboriculture, ArborCanada Education and Training and more. Andrew is the owner of Arborwood Tree Service Inc., a full service tree care company dedicated to the preservation of trees to improve not only our quality of life, but also the lives of generations to come.


wednesday, JUNE 7, 6:30 pm

(RSVP registration will begin closer to film event)

"Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bicycle and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle, which supports a diverse city with a human scale, and the car, which engenders urban sprawl and reliance on fossil fuels." 
Ron Callahan (Bike World News)
View official film website here.


the future of energy
wednesday, september 20, 6:30 PM

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“The Future of Energy is really about the clean energy revolution happening right now… By the final credits, you’ll know both how and why renewable energy is the cleanest, quickest, cheapest, and safest way to supply all of our energy needs.”
Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
View official film website here.


wednesday, november 15, 6:30 pm

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How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
View official film website here


Also, check out upcoming eco-documentaries in Halton at Halton Green Screens.
HGS adds new films regularly, so check back often.

Past Festivals

 BurlingtonGreen is very grateful to the Burlington Public Library & Halton Green Screens for their partnership for the 2017 Eco-Film Festival and to Goodness Me! for the provision of complimentary refreshments & to MEC for the great raffle prizes.


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