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Sunday 24th March: 7.30pm: Film Showing: Chasing Ice

chasingiceArctic sea ice is the climate’s version of the canary in the coalmine. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, James Balog finds himself battling untested technology in subzero conditions and coming face-to-face with his own mortality. It takes years for him to see the fruits of his labour, but the results speak for themselves.

Harrowing yet incredibly beautiful, this documentary dramatically presses the case for action on climate change. The film has won 23 awards at film festivals around the world, including the Sundance film Festival

You can watch the trailer at http://www.chasingice.com/see-the-film/trailer

As usual, the film will be shown at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free however we will ask for donations to help us cover the cost of screening. A selection of warm beverages and cakes / biscuits will be served after the film so we can discuss what we have seen and its implications for our efforts in Ealing.

Nature Walks with John Wells

John Wells is a local naturalist and friend of Ealing Transition. He leads regular walks around the borough to help people gain a deeper appreciation of nature. There are three walks remaining on his current programme. We will post his next schedule as soon as we have it.

Saturday, 2nd, February, 2013 1.15/1.30pm, Perivale Wood

Subject: An introduction to the structure, biology, identification of mosses, liverworts and lichens.
Meet: Outside Perivale Station 1.15pm or 1.30pm in the hut at Perivale Wood.
Public Transport: Underground – Perivale Station (Central Line) or bus 297.
Notes: Bring a x10 lens (if available).
Fee: this walk is given on behalf of The Selborne Society. You can join for £4 or make a small donation to the Society on the day.  

Date: Saturday 9th February 2013, 11am, Hounslow Heath  

Subject: Winter buds & epiphytes on the heath.
Meet: 11am at Hounslow Heath car park.
Public Transport: Buses 116, 117, 235 and 237.
Fee: This walk is given on behalf of L.B. of Hounslow. PLEASE NOTE HOUNSLOW COUNCIL WILL CHARGE £4 (ADULT) AND £2 (CHILD) FOR THIS EVENT.

Date: Sunday 10th February 2013, 2pm, Gunnersbury

Subject: An introduction to the structure, biology and identification of mosses, liverworts & lichens
Meet: 2pm at the hut in Gunnersbury Triangle local nature reserve.
Public Transport: Underground – Chiswick Park Station (District Line), bus 440 or buses 27, 237, 267, 272, 391, E3, H91 to Turnham Green Church then 5 minutes walk.
Note: This walk is given on behalf of the London Wildlife Trust.

Please note you are responsible for your own health and safety during these walks

Happy New Year & January Film Showing

Ealing Transition wish you a very happy New Year.

2013 begins on a sobering note as bush fires rage during record temperatures in Australia, and the US National Climate Assessment reveals the profound effect that climate change is already having on the lives of American citizens. The authors of the report have not flinched from naming the culprit: “Global warming is due primarily to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels,” they state. The need for practical, local action continues to exercise our minds.

Sunday 27th January 7.30pm: Film Showing: A Farm for the Future

With the above in mind, we have decided to re-show this inspiring film about film maker Rebecca Hosking’s exploration of the challenges faced by modern farming.

A Farm for the Future_cows

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm in Devon to become the next generation to farm the land. However she is alarmed by how energy-intensive farming is, and realizes that a new way of working may be necessary

With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, she explores ways of farming without high inputs of fossil fuel. In the process, she learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy, low carbon future.

As usual, the film will be shown at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free however we will ask for donations to help us cover the cost of screening. As usual a selection of warm beverages and cakes / biscuits will be served after the film so we can discuss what we have seen and its implications for our efforts in Ealing.