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Sierra Club Energy Film Festival
March 24 & 24, 2007

Over a hundred eager movie goers, and concerned Whistler locals and visitors, enjoyed the Sierra Club Energy Film Festival at the MY Millenium Place over the two-day mini-festival Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th. Fifteen films focused on clean energy were presented as a part of Whistler’s first annual by Hilltrip, a local group that work to preserve the mountain lifestyle while promoting environmental sustainability.The festival traveled to over 20 communities around the Province and provided an entertaining way to educate the public about global warming and inspire the audience to action.

The Festival kicked off the Friday night with the Sustainable Energy Session of the Hilltrip’s series Step it Up with guest speaker Sarah Valentine, a local biologist with AWARE, who gave the audience a few tips on how to live greener. Following the session, films included “Out of Balance”, a film that offers challenging, large-scale ideas for the global social changes that must take place if there's any chance of having a livable planet for future generations.

Saturday was focusing on the issues over oil and energy use, and promoting sustainable and renewable energy systems. Pina Belperio of the Council of Canadians and Craig Aspinall, of Western GeoPower, were the guest speakers for the session. Both presented facts about current enegy problems, and alternative energy solutions.

Thanks to all of those who attended the event and who are becoming part of the solution. A sincere thank you to Western GeoPower, Nester’s, Eco-Everything, Clif Bar, Twice Shy and everyone at MY Place without whose support, the festival would not have happened. Thank you also to the Sierra Club, AWARE and Council of Canadian for their effort to make our world a better place. Finally, a big thank you to Sarah Valentine for helping create the festival, as well as Dean Harris, Sophia, Angie Nolan, Sara Jennings, Kiran Pal and Giselle Trepanier for volunteering their time and passion for the environment.

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