EcoFLIX – Skiing, Snowboarding and Climate Change

This year, our February EcoFLIX is being held in association with Protect Our Winters Canada and will focus on the intersection of climate change with our favourite winter activities, SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING!


DATE & TIME

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Run time is 1h 4m combined with discussion following the screening


LOCATION

Whistler Public Library
4329 Main St
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4


ADMISSION

FREE, simply show up

Join us to see…

Electric Greg – ‘A carbon neutral quest to become a better adventurer’

A film by Switchback Entertainment

Record-breaking mountain endurance athlete, Greg Hill, has never shied away from a goal. Through his time spent in the mountains he’s seen the effects of climate change first-hand and came to realize the way he was approaching the mountains was only making the problem worse. Two years ago he changed his approach and set out to climb 100 peaks without burning any fossil fuels. But the question is: will it make a difference?

Duration: 19 mins

Shelter, starring Jeremy Jones, Mat Schaer, Leo Taillefer, Levi Luggen & Thomas Delfino

A film by Almo Films and Picture Organic Clothing

Five friends – Leo, Thomas,Mat, Levi, and Jeremy – seek to capture the essential nature of the mountains by exploring the hidden valleys and remote peaks of the Alps, far from the hustle and bustle of the world’s largest ski resorts. Motivated by a passion and love for the mountains, the five friends travel from hut to hut, observing firsthand the impact of climate change on the Alps. To mitigate the effects, a now unavoidable issue in daily life, they start by changing their approach to the mountains and how they live their passion. A journey to explore remote mountains and valleys forged by unique tales of adventure told by their guide Serge, a local Valais icon.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Z-lWBNBzb6k 

Duration: 45 mins


About ecoFLIX

Whistler’s environmental charity, AWARE in partnership with the Whistler Public Library launched EcoFlix in 2016. The movies screened, whether feature-length or a mix of short films, will focus on a variety of environmental issues. Screenings will be followed by an audience discussion of the points raised, lessons learned, and opportunities for personal and community actions.