Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Film Night: ‘Powerful’. Sunday, December 14th 7.30pm.

MOVIE_POSTER_LG_20OCT2010In ‘Powerful’, green economy educator David Chernushenko embarks on a global journey to examine the alternatives to the conventional energy system, experiencing the critical resistance being met along the way. Tackling the spin of the big energy lobby and, equally, dispelling the myths of a ‘green utopia’  Powerful is a candid examination of what a sustainable future could look like. From amazing innovators, eccentric eco-activists to average communities completely powered by renewable energy, David will begin to discover that the true power is in the political, economic and democratic change that the clean energy revolution can deliver.

Run time is 90 mins: you can read more and watch a preview at http://powerfulthemovie.com.

The showing takes place on Sunday 14th December at 7.30pm. The venue is St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. As usual entry is free, but we will ask for a donation after the film to help us to cover screening costs. After the film we will serve our usual selection of hot drinks and cakes and explore how we can start a green energy revolution in Ealing.

‘Trashed’

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.

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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.

Green Redeem

Green redeem (www.greenredeem.co.uk) is an internet-based initiative which rewards people for taking everyday green actions, like recycling. With the backing of Ealing council, it has just launched locally. In other parts of the country, councils have reported a 30% increase in recycling rates after the launch of the scheme.

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Once you are registered (note: one per household) you can receive points for your efforts, and redeem these for rewards at local shops and businesses.

Alternatively you can donate your points to a local community group! Ealing Transition has been accepted as a beneficiary of the scheme, specifically to fund the cost of distributing the Transition Free Press, a newspaper devoted to positive stories about the nationwide effort to create a sustainable future.  

If you would like to help us, when you log on to become a member, just use the ‘Advocate ID’ for Ealing Transition which is AYE. When you join, you will be given 100 points. By using the Advocate ID, ETI will get 25 points per subsequent log on. Each week you recycle, you log on, click to report your action and gain 10 more points. To donate your points to ETI, log on to your Green Redeem account & click on ‘Donations’ at the top of the page. You will see that you can earn additional points through various actions, including getting your friends to sign up to Green Redeem.