14th Annual Corvallis Eco-Film Festival Starts Feb. 2

This year’s Corvallis Eco-film Festival kicks off on Friday, February 2, with “Catching the Sun” – a documentary about the development of a clean energy future from the perspective of three people who are involved with the transition to solar – a previously unemployed worker, a conservative elected official, and a Chinese entrepreneur. The issue of environmental justice also plays a starring role.

The festival continues on two consecutive Fridays with the following:

Feb. 9 – “STINK” features a single father trying to find out what the smell in his kid’s pajamas could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, he stumbles on an even bigger issue – products on our store shelves that aren’t safe by design.

Feb. 16 – “Wasted!” explores the real cost of the 1.3 billion tons of food that are thrown away every year. Guided by some of America’s master chefs, the film aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food.

The Eco-Film Festival takes place at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street (above New Morning Bakery). Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7:00 pm. Come early to save your seat and visit exhibitors. Beer from Oregon Trail Brewery and snacks from New Morning Bakery will be available for purchase. Local experts will be on hand after each film for a brief discussion and audience Q & A.

A suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested to help cover costs of the festival.

The Eco-Film Festival is organized by the Corvallis Odd Fellows, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and the Corvallis Environmental Center. This year’s sponsors are the Linn-Benton Pacific Green Party, Energy Wise Lighting, and Republic Services.

For further information, go to www.sustainablecorvallis.org or call 541-230-1237.

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