Join Ecology Ottawa for a screening of Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees to celebrate Earth Day and explore local action. Come be together with community, to learn about and celebrate majestic trees around the world - from urban forests to rainforests - that provide countless benefits, including clean air, climate change mitigation, soil health, reduced flooding, habitat for animals and birds, and well-being for human beings.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film screening will be followed by a reception - all are welcome. Tickets are by donation, with free tickets available. Get your tickets here.
About Call of the Forest
Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. The film and movement are a call for massive, global reforestation to reverse climate change. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests, and the trees that are literally the lifeline of the planet and the key to reversing climate change. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential ecosystem.
Beresford-Kroeger explores beautiful urban and wild forests in the Northern Hemisphere from the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada. She shares the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet. At its heart, it is a story of triumph, proposing a simple strategy for each of us to combat climate change by planting trees in our own yards and neighbourhoods.
Leading up to this Earth Day, come to this film screening to explore how we can take action locally to reforest Ottawa, fight climate change, and protect nature in our city.
The ByTowne auditorium and washrooms are fully accessible for patrons in wheelchairs. Both washrooms have accessible stalls, too. You can read more about accessibility at the The ByTowne here.