The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary "Power to Change – the Energy Rebellion." The film will be followed by a discussion with by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation.

The film shows the conflict over Germany's energy revolution, which began as a grassroots movement and is being advanced through decentralized, regional players. It draws upon the personal stories of people who have taken the responsibility for their energy supply and the protection of their natural livelihood into their own hands. It’s a film that aims to put an end to the doomsday scenarios and the cynical discussions over the feasibility of the energy revolution. It’s entertaining, exciting and fascinating, without succumbing to moralistic preaching.

Free to attend. Registration is mandatory. Reserve your seats today!

5:30pm – Doors open
6:10pm – Film begins
7:50pm – Post-film discussion with Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes

When: March 06, 2017 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St., Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3 (google maps)

Contact: Robb Barnes · · 613-860-5353

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Ecology Ottawa is a not-for-profit, grassroots and volunteer-driven organization.  We believe that Ottawa residents are concerned about issues such as climate change, pollution and waste, and that they want sustainable communities where clean energy, air, and water, public transit, recycling, and green space protection take priority. We provide residents with the information and tools they need to understand local environmental issues and promote environmental leadership at city hall.

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