The Award Winning Cedar Rapids Eco Film Festival is back again for its 6th year! Our mission is to provide screenings of feature length and short films on environmental topics for the Cedar Rapids public. The festival uses the power of films to educate, inspire and motivate its audience to act on environmental issues. Our goal is to present thought-provoking films and dialogue on a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Each film is coupled with a discussion or activity and promotes learning and community networking. The audience is invited to be more than a passive viewer – they will leave entertained, motivated and transformed.
This year’s event will feature two full length films, Bag It and Mother Nature’s Child. A variety of short films will also be shown – themes such as water quality, local economies and individual action will all be included.
Join us for films, free popcorn, and visit with community members and interact with local organizations! Plus, don’t forget to bring your household batteries, plastic bags and old cell phones for free recycling!!
Organizations involved include the following agencies: Mount Mercy University, Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Indian Creek Nature Center, Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center, Linn County Chapter United Nations,Trees Forever, Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, Coe College, City of Cedar Rapids Stormwater Program and the Cedar-Wapsie Sierra Club
2:00 - Bag It!
3:00 - Water Quality Series
The Story of Bottled Water
The Scoop onPoop
3:30 - Human Impact Series
300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds
TED – Climate Change
4:00 - Individual Action Series
For the Price of a Cup of Coffee
4:30 - Mother Nature’s Child