Eco-Conscious Volunteers Team Up With UJA's Community Connect for Screening


Close to 200 Take in Important Documentary About Our Changing Planet  

On June 12th, Green Juice –an initiative of UJA’s Community Connect - proudly presented a last-chance Toronto screening of the documentary “Chasing Ice” - A film by Jeff Orlowski, Director of “The Cove”.    

Green Juice is a catalyst for the Jewish community’s quest to help mitigate climate change in Toronto through showcasing innovation in the Jewish community around sustainable business, Eco-conscious lifestyle, and social action surrounding Green initiatives. The idea for the film screening came from Jillian Rodak, the chair for Green Juice, who saw it during a Hot-Docs special screening and left feeling inclined to share it with as many people as possible.  

The documentary, which has been called “Hauntingly Beautiful" and "The most important film of the year" by critics, drew nearly 200 people from all walks of life, across 3 generations. It features acclaimed photographer James Balog who was once a skeptic about climate change himself. Through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In “Chasing Ice”, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.    

The screening was presented by 7 dedicated eco-conscious volunteers who worked with Community Connect and Rodak to share the stunning and shocking imagery with a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. The event was made possible through partnerships with Cineplex Odeon who donated a theatre at their Yonge & Dundas location and Live Green Toronto who provided 10 prize packs to a few lucky attendees. In additional, all proceeds from the evening are being put towards helping to greenify future Community Connect events through the purchasing of Carbon offsets and other compostable materials.  

 “There are still ways everyone can play a little role in their daily lives” said Rodak, and Green Juice’s mission is to encourage environmentally-positive behaviors through grassroots programming such as the screening.

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