Save the date: Green Screen hosts screening of Sense & Sustainability on 12 March

Green Screen will be hosting a showing of the film Sense & Sustainability on Sunday, 12 March 2017, at 5.15pm at Ham Library community space, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HR.

The film’s producers, Michael and Amanda Connolly, will present the film, and there will be a group discussion and Q&A afterwards.

About the film:

In the feature-length documentary film Sense and Sustainability we ask the question, “Is a species set on endless growth sustainable?” In answering this question, we explore the scale of the human endeavor and its impact on the environment. The answer becomes clear as we discuss population growth and over consumption, and consider the water and other resource scarcity that we are already facing today. We begin to examine what it truly takes to be sustainable, and we explain the dangers of the Cornucopians Conviction (this misconception that technology will save us). We then explain the importance of the education and empowerment of women and rights to contraceptives and international family planning, and how this relates to a sustainable society.

We are coming to the realization that the Earth is a planet with finite resources that can no longer support our perpetual lust for more. We aim to provide solution on stabilizing the environment and the economy. We ultimately hope to bring awareness that “it has never been a question of how many people the world can contain, but how many it can sustain”. Through this we believe that people will come to the conclusion that a species set on endless growth is unsustainable; and we hope that they will furthermore aspire to alter their lifestyle and become more conscious of how they affect the world around them.

Planning your visit 

When: Doors open at 5.15. There will be a short introduction of the film at 5.30 pm, followed by a screening. The film lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Where: Ham Library community space, Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7HR.

Cost: Free entrance, but a donation of £3 is suggested to help cover costs.

Getting to the venue: Take bus 371 from Kingston or Richmond to Ashburnham Rd., or bus 65 to Ham Common and walk down Ham Street towards Ham Library (approx. 5-10 min.).

Light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

If you can help with promoting films or setting up for the evening and making tea, please contact hamgreenscreen@gmail.com.

 

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