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.

Transition Free Press Issue 1

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Members of Ealing Transition have been busy this week distributing hard copies of the fantastic new quarterly broadsheet ‘Transition Free Press‘:

The Transition Free Press provides a clear voice reporting on the growing movement to build low carbon, regenerative, and resilient communities. With the Transition movement clearly in focus, Transition Free Press will also report on developments in new economics, relocalisation, food and energy security, social and environmental justice. Unlike the mainstream media, the Transition Free Press will deliver an alternative view of the world, one that isn’t controlled by corporations or wealthy individuals.

If you’ve not managed to find a print version, you can also read an electronic version of the paper 

If you would like to support the paper on an ongoing basis, you might want to consider backing the paper’s crowd-funding campaign, or subscribing. Details of how to participate can be found at: buzznk.org

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

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