‘Before the Flood’ film event, Sunday 29th January 2017

 

Thanks to all who attended our showing of ‘Before the Flood’ presented by Leonardo Di Caprio. It was an excellent film and the 50+ people who attended took time afterwards to discuss their reactions, feelings and ideas in response to it.

 

Below is a summary of the ideas shared to address the concerns highlighted in the film in order to slow down climate change and its consequent disruptions.

 

They are a mixture of personal actions, community initiatives and broader changes.

 

·         Simplify our lives with less consumption & waste, to reduce energy & materials use.

 

·         Reduce meat eating, particularly beef which has the greatest climate impact

 

·         Switch to a renewable energy provider such as Good Energy or Ecotricity.

 

·         Support local community energy schemes. E.g Ealing Transition’s schools solar projects.

 

·         Ensure we are well informed and connected to wider campaigns e.g. through Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth & Avaaz.

 

·         Support campaigns for a carbon tax to ensure the full cost of fossil fuels are addressed.

 

·         Campaign for improvements to air quality in Ealing as a means of pollution & energy reduction. See ETI’s ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ document on our website.

 

·         Avoid buying damaging products, e.g. containing palm oil & support boycott campaigns e.g. Greenpeace.

 

·         Lobby local business for responsible & sustainable behaviour in products on sale.

 

·         Campaign for better community and school education on Climate Change. e.g. promote further showings of this film.

 

‘Before the Flood’ is available to show free via the internet as a National Geographic film.

 

Our next event will be a showing of the film ‘Demain’ (‘Tomorrow’) on Sunday 19th March. This film explores some of the solutions being developed by communities to the challenges of Climate Change.

 

 

 

Before the Flood / Incredible Edible

Sunday 29th January 7:30pm. Before the Flood

We hope you can join us for our next event – a showing of ‘Before the Flood’ followed by discussion and refreshments. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Before the Flood’ presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

The event will be held at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free, but donations to help us cover costs will be welcome. 

Southall Transition event: Incredible Edible, 26th January 7-9pm

‘Incredible Edible’ is a very successful community-led urban food growing scheme which began in the market town of Todmorden in the north of England. From humble beginnings in 2007, the scheme has spread far and wide, resulting in numerous Incredible Edible food growing sites across the globe.  In 2017 Southall Transition is joining forces with Ealing Transition in an attempt to bring Incredible Edible to the borough. On 26th January, Southall Transition will be hosting a talk by Pam Warhurst, one of the founders of Incredible Edible. Please do come along and hear her speak. All are welcome; (children must be accompanied by an adult). Refreshments will be available.

The event will take place at: The Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall, UB2 4BQ.

Air Pollution, Traffic and Our Health: Public Meeting, 17th January 7-9pm

Ealing Transition were delighted to host Professor Frank Kelly at our event on air pollution last October and we are pleased to publicise another opportunity to hear him speak locally. Air Quality Brentford has invited three experts to their public meeting – Professor Frank Kelly, London Assembly Member Caroline Russell and Ruth Cadbury MP.

Air Quality Brentford is a voluntary group of local Brentford residents helping to improve air quality. They can be contacted through Twitter (@agreenerlondon) or through email airqualitybrentford@hotmail.com)

Tuesday’s event will be held at Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, TW8 8DW (next door to Brentford School for Girls). Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

New Year’s Day Walk

Northfields Community Centre are once again kicking off the new year with their walk and social, from 12-5pm. Arrive at the centre (71a Northcroft Road W13 9SS) by 12.15 for a 12.30 walk, or simply relax while everyone else walks! No children, no dogs, please bring food to share and let Donna (donna.moore214@gmail.com) know if you are coming.

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