"We dedicate ourselves to protecting water, using documentary storytelling and experiential learning to revive a sense of reverence, address threats and stir action."
— Stan Gibson
Ecologos takes a unique approach to motivation. Rather than resorting to doom and gloom and guilt to move people, we appeal to their fundamental connection to nature. We all have powerful memories of encounters with the natural world. Our programs reconnect people with these deeply felt experiences, and nourish a commitment to action for a sustainable future.
Best known today for our annual Water Docs Film Festival, Ecologos has been delivering environmental education and action programs since 1999. These include Water Docs @ School Action Projects, Water Hour, Stop the Mega Quarry and the Ontario 150 Great Lakes Water Walk and Celebration. The Image Shifting learning model underlies the gamut of learning experiences developed by Ecologos.
Water Docs is a documentary film festival about all things water. We screen both feature and short films, and hold live discussions with directors and other guest speakers. The festival not only educates about water issues, it provides a strong channel for action. This year the film festival runs from Thursday April 12-15 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (near Bloor & Bathurst).
As a charitable organization, Ecologos could not run the Water Docs Film Festival without the commitment of our volunteers. We are incredibly grateful for the time and energy you provide us to make Water Docs a reality.