All posts by jenniesykes

Sunday 21st June Re:power – an event devoted to renewable energy

We hope you will be able to join us for our next event, which will focus on the subject of renewable energy. It will explore new approaches to generating electricity and provide a chance to find out more about the community energy project that is currently being developed in Ealing. A short film will be shown, and there will be an opportunity for discussion over hot drinks and locally-made cakes.

Sunday 17th May 7:30. Film Showing: Cowspiracy

‘Cowspiracy’ is a groundbreaking documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he explores the destructive consequences of animal agriculture. This shocking yet humorous film reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet. It also offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.  Run time is 85 mins.

The event will be held at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free, but we will ask for donations after the film to help us cover costs. After the screening, there will be an opportunity to discuss the film’s messages over refreshments, and to find out more about environmentally-friendly food options in Ealing.

Sunday 26th April 7:30pm. Ealing Transition Pre-Election Question Time Event with the BBC’s Stephen Sackur

We hope you will be able to join us for our forthcoming sustainability-themed pre-election event, which will follow the format of the BBC’s ‘Question Time’. This is a great opportunity to meet your local candidates and find out what they have to say about building a sustainable future in Ealing. We have invited candidates from the main five parties contesting the Ealing Central and Acton constituency, and four of the candidates have already confirmed that they will participate. We are also thrilled that Stephen Sackur, presenter of the BBC’s current affairs show HARDtalk, and Ealing resident, has agreed to chair the event.

We would like to get questions from a wide range of people involved with Ealing Transition, and for these questions to be submitted in advance. It may not be possible to include all the questions submitted, but we will aim to make any selection representative of the issues raised. If you have a question for the event, please send it to steering@ealingtransition.org.uk by this Friday, April 17th. Topics might include (for example):

  • Local economic resilience
  • Community cohesion
  • Energy costs and sustainability
  • The relationship between food and health
  • Awareness of global responsibilities

The event will take place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free, but any donations to help us cover the cost of staging the event will be most welcome. After the main question and answer session, there will be an opportunity for further discussion over tea, coffee and locally-made cakes.