Sunday 18th May 7.30pm: Film Showing: Trashed
In ‘Trashed’, actor Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.
Having faced the worst through much of the film, he goes in search of solutions. From individuals who have changed their lives and produce almost no waste, to anti-waste legislation and an entire city which is now virtually waste-free, he discovers that change is not only essential, but happening.
This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. The film showcases the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups around the world who are working to affect change and reform the current model.
You can watch the trailer on YouTube.
As usual the showing takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free, but we will ask for a donation after the film to help us to cover screening costs. Refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of time to chat though the themes raised by the movie. Do try to join us for this important film.
Our next film will be ‘Project Wild Thing’ on Sunday 20th July. Please put it in your diary.
If you attended our showing of Gasland 2 on Sunday, you may have met with the MSc. researchers from University of West London who are studying the adaptability of new and old houses to Climate-Change related weather patterns; e.g. more frequent and hotter heat-waves, and more extreme rainfall events.
Thanks if you agreed to help them with their research!
On Tuesday 25th March, UWL, conjunction with West London Business are holding an evening of talks about the work of the University in this area, covering energy efficiency and adaptability, and some of the state-of-the-art tools used for studying and planning adaptations.
The event is aimed at the Building Industry, but open to those with a strong interest in this area.
The event runs from 6pm to 8pm, at the St.Mary’s Road campus, with drinks and canapés after the talks in the award-winning Pillars restaurant (which, if you attended Edible Ealing’s 1st Birthday celebration, you know will be good!).
Tickets are free, but strictly require booking on a “first-come-first-served” basis.
Please contact Ali Bahadori-Jahromi at Ali.Bahadori-Jahromi@uwl.ac.uk to book a place.
On Sunday 16th March at 7.30pm we are showing GASLAND 2, the explosive follow-up to Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated film about hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’), the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now being carried out in 32 countries worldwide including the UK.
GASLAND 2 shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing the planet. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are, in his words, “contaminating our democracy”.
With the UK government solidly behind the development of the fossil fuel shale gas industry, there has never been a more urgent need to make the case for clean, green energy.
Do join us for this important film, which has only just gone on general release in the UK. You can watch the trailer at http://www.gaslandthemovie.com
There will be the usual hot drinks, cakes and discussion afterwards, and an opportunity to talk about the various initiatives we have running including changing your electricity supplier, and energy efficiency measures from DIY secondary glazing to ‘passive house’ retrofit.
As ever the event takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free but we will ask for donations to help us cover the cost of staging the event.