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‘Demain’ Follow-Up

On the 19th March we showed the award winning film, ‘Tomorrow’ (aka ‘Demain’) which told the story of a sustainable future, if we choose to heed the ideas of those featured in the film who are already building a liveable world in the areas of sustainable food, energy and economy.

We decided to show the first 3 ‘chapters’ of the film in order to have time to discuss and explore the ideas ourselves and a lively discussion we had! We had already worked up ideas for a Personal Action Plan from our recent events and shared this too. It demonstrates how every one of us has the power to make a contribution and a difference through our personal actions and engagement with our friends and neighbours.

We plan to show the second half of the film, focussing on education and democracy, on 14th May.

In the meantime, check what you can do to build a better world by looking at our Personal plan and consider what you would like Ealing Council to take action about locally. Residents are being invited to submit issues of concern for the Borough Scrutiny Panels before 28th April by e-mail to scrutiny@ealing.gov.uk

Ealing Transition Initiative have facilitated awareness and discussion of a number of issues over the past year including air quality, local renewable energy and sustainable, healthy food. You may share some of the concerns and proposals which have arisen from these events and may wish to request priority be given to supporting a healthy community.

 

Film Showing ‘Tomorrow’ Sunday 19th March 7.30pm

 

We hope you can join us for our next event – a showing of the first part of ‘Tomorrow’ followed by discussion and refreshments. Known as ‘Demain’ in France, this French documentary has now been seen by more than 1.5m people and is currently showing in 29 countries. The co-producers, Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent, start the film by visiting Totnes, meeting Rob Hopkins and Ben Brangwyn of Transition Network. They also go to Todmorden to learn about Incredible Edible from Pam Warhurst, Mary Clear and Nick Green, and to Bristol to meet Mark Burton and Ciaran Mundy of the Bristol Pound. The rest of their journey takes them to places such as the US, India, Finland and Denmark.  Screenings in the UK are supported by the Transition Network and the film is providing a huge boost to community-led projects.

‘Tomorrow’ is a positive, affirmative and inspirational film, exploring creative solutions to environmental problems. It is arranged into 5 chapters: food, energy, economics, democracy and education. On 19th March, Ealing Transition will be showing the first 3 chapters and following this up with an opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas about what can be done locally to provide a better future in the face of global challenges.  Further information about the film can be found at http://www.demain-lefilm.com/en/film

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. 

 

‘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.