Join us for great films and discussion Friday evenings in February.
Feb. 5 – Just Eat It
An award-winning documentary about food waste.
Feb. 12 – Gaining Ground
A film about three different food producers who are growing real food (One of those featured is Greenwillow Grains of Tangent, Oregon!).
Feb. 19 – Lost Rivers
A surprising story about the water that flows unseen right under our cities.
Feb. 26 – Tiny
A true tale about tiny houses.
The Eco-Film Festival takes place every Friday in February 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.
A suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested to help cover costs of the festival.
Plan to stay for the post-film panel discussion featuring local experts. Stay tuned for further details!
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, Republic Services, River Design Group, and Robnett’s Hardware.
For those who missed our Annual Meeting, we’ve posted the presentations. Details HERE >>>
In June, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Water Action Team and First Alternative Co-op hosted a Summer Solstice Celebration. The event honored the 8th grade students of the Corvallis Waldorf School for the two large murals they designed, painted and installed for the Coalition’s Three Waters Project at the South Co-op. The murals depict Corvallis’s two water sources for its municipal tap water system.
The murals honor the fact that Corvallis is special in having two water system sources. These duplicate systems represent sustainable, long-range thinking by the City. The two sources are Marys Peak (Rock Creek which eventually flows into the Marys River) and the Willamette River (from which most of the water flows from the Cascades).
The eastern-sited mural at the South Co-op depicts the Willamette River with the iconic Three Sisters Mountains in the background with the sun rising behind them. The western-sited mural depicts Marys Peak (with the sun setting behind it) and its descendent Marys River in the foreground. These two murals are part of a larger water conservation and education project (The Three Waters Project) and serve as the starting point of a water tour. Interpretive displays are being designed so that observers will understand the significance of these murals.
Enjoy this presentation on how the murals were made:
Corvallis Waldorf School Co-op Murals