Environment Day - Movie Night

Movie Night


What is a Movie Night?

This event involves gathering with friends, family, and the community to watch an environmental-themed movie or documentary. There will be vegan and healthy snacks made in advance to enjoy with the film. Since watching a movie is relaxing and only takes couple of hours, it is an excellent activity to do in conjunction with other D6330 Environment Day activities. 

The goal

A movie night provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about an environmental issue or topic. Allowing members to learn about an issue visually is very useful for interpretation. Additionally, members will get the chance to learn about recipes for tasty vegan snacks.

Movie Night mechanics

  • Preparation: 2-3 hours. This event's preparation involves making the snacks and setting up the projector, chairs, and any booths or displays you may want in the venue.
  • Duration: 2-4 hours. This includes greeting viewers, a short introduction of the film and D6330 Environment Day, the watching of the film, and the discussion of the film afterward, if desired.
  • Time of day: This activity can occur in the afternoon or evening.
  • Cost: This is a low-cost activity: ~$5/participant
    • Snacks
    • Renting the film (if not using a streaming service like Netflix)
    • Rental fee for the venue
    • Renting a projector and screen, if a member or the venue doesn't have one.
  • Volunteers: 4-8 (greeters, snack makers, venue set-up and take-down, host(s))
  • Accessibility: This activity is family-friendly and accessible to anyone who can enter the venue. Please note the Netflix maturity ratings beside each trailer, below. 
  • Location: It can be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather and COVID-19 regulations.
  • Intensity/Effort: Low (making snacks, setting up chairs, setting up projector and screen)
  • Materials:
    • Film
    • Projector and screen
    • Chairs
    • Display/booth (optional)
    • Garbage/recycling bins (if the event is outdoors)

Movie suggestions

  • A Plastic Ocean - on Netflix (Rating: TV-14, language. Parents strongly cautioned. May not be suitable for ages 14 and under)
  • Cowspiracy - on Netflix (Rating: TV-PG, violence. Parental Guidance suggested)
  • Minimalism - on Netflix (Rating: TV-14, language. Parents strongly cautioned. May not be suitable for ages 14 and under)

Snack suggestions