Sunday 24th April 2022 – Climate Action Themed Election Hustings

Ealing Transition Initiative invites you to a Climate Action themed local council Election Hustings, on Sunday 24th April at 7.30 at St Mary’s Church, South Ealing.

Our local council elections are to be held on 5th May. All council seats are up for election.

In February 2019, Ealing Council unanimously passed a declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency, with all party support. Subsequently, and with community support and input, the current administration has created a Climate and Ecological Action Plan which has been passed by the full Council.

This is an opportunity for you as local electors to ask representatives of the four main parties contesting this election about their plans and commitments for effective local climate action and enable you to inform your choice for the vote for 5th May.

The Hustings will follow the BBC Question Time structure, with you submitting your question in advance and if selected, being prepared to ask it in person. Each party representative will then have an opportunity to respond.

We are delighted to have a respected independent chair for the evening, Dame Alice Hudson, Chief Executive of Twyford CofE Academy Trust which is responsible for four secondary schools in Ealing.

Please send any question you wish to ask on this theme to steering@ealingtransition.org.uk

Sunday 20th March 2022, 7.30pm – Breaking Boundaries

Join us on 20th March 2022 at 7.30pm for a screening and discussion of “Breaking Boundaries”, a film featuring Swedish Scientist Johan Rockstrom and David Attenborough. Johan Rockstrom has spent a lifetime looking at our planetary system, asking himself what has made it stable enough to support humanity’s rapid development over the past 10000 years, and what it means now that humanity has left this zone of stability behind. This is an evocative and poignant look at humanity’s impact on our planet, and what we need to change to ensure a liveable future for ourselves. The film lasts just over an hour. Please join us before 7.30pm for a prompt start on the half hour. After the film, there will be time for refreshments and discussion.

Venue: St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Rd, London W5 5EX

Sunday 20th February 2022, 7.30pm: Climate Conversations: Facing Emotional Challenges

This event is focused on the emotional challenges we are having to face in the light of the climate and ecological emergency, to help us develop our resilience and sense of agency. The event will begin with a short talk, exploring the emotions at play as we face our disappointment, perhaps, at what COP26 achieved, and in the light of our increasing awareness of the impact of climate changes on our life on Earth. After the talk and watching 2 short videos, we will discuss together in small groups how to work collaboratively to help us forge new ways of thinking and acting.
Venue Polygon, St. Mary’s Church (St Mary’s Rd, London W5 5RH). Prompt 7.30 start.

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