Ham Green Screen: Living the Change. Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

Ham Green Screen will show the film Living the Change on Sunday, 10 March, at 5:30pm at Ham Library (details below).

The film explores solutions to the global crises we face through inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels around New Zealand, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.

Each and every one of us has the power to create change. Living the Change sets out to inspire us to do just that by showing some of the ideas and initiatives out there. The film aims to generate discussion about how each of us views the future and our part in it.

Click to watch the trailer.

Run-time is 85 minutes, and the film will be followed by a discussion. Tea and coffee are provided.

Details

 When: 10 March 2019. Doors open at 5:15pm, film starts at 5:30pm.

Where: Ham Library Annexe (Community Space), Ham Street, Ham, Richmond upon Thames (west London), TW10 7HR.

Cost: Free entry, but suggested donations of £3 are welcome to cover costs.

How to get there: Bus 371 from Kingston or Richmond to Ashburnham Rd, or bus 65 to Ham Common and walk down Ham Street towards Ham Library for 5-10 minutes.

See also the Green Screen Facebook page.

 

Ham Green Screen presents ‘Banking Nature’ on 2 December

Ham Green Screen will show the film ‘Banking Nature’ on Sunday, 2 December, at the Ham Library community space.

‘Banking Nature’ concerns the growing movement to monetise the natural world: to turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit. Continue reading

Sustainable Threads: Festival for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Threads’ Festival of Sustainable Fashion will be held on Saturday, 24 November, from 11am to 4pm at Hackney House in east London.

The event, funded by the North London Waste Authority, is a celebration of fashion, creativity and recyclability. On offer will be a repair cafe and The Big Swish Clothes Swap hosted by Betsy’s Closet Swap Shop. There will also be a Sustainable Threads panel discussion on the ground floor, plus entertainment, refreshments and eco stalls promoting how we can make a difference to our environment. Continue reading

Have you say on street cleaning in Hounslow this Thursday

At a time of unprecedented increases in fly tipping and litter, Hounslow Council is finding it challenging to meet its commitment to making the borough cleaner and greener.

It has therefore organised a workshop on street cleaning this coming Thursday, 25 October (full details below), to seek views and input on people’s experiences and expectations both with council services and through its partner, Hounslow Highways, with the aim of improving the look and feel of the borough. Continue reading

Come to the Ealing Green Drinks discussion on climate change on Thursday, 25 October

The next Ealing Green Drinks, on Thursday, 25 October, will be devoted to climate change, with a discussion on the theme ‘Heading for Extinction & What to Do About It’.

Co-hosts of the event are the Ealing Green Party, Ealing Friends of the Earth, Extinction Rebellion and OPEN Ealing; the venue is the Orchard Café, 5 Singapore Road, West Ealing, London W13 0EP. Continue reading

Air Quality Brentford invites you to its AGM on Monday, 22 October

Air Quality Brentford invites you to its first AGM on Monday, 22 October, at 7.30pm, at the Griffin pub in Brentford. It will be an informal gathering, with a short summary of what AQB has been up to, followed by a drink. If you are interested, respond to airqualitybrentford@hotmail.com with “YES, I’ll attend the AGM” in the subject line.

Details:

Date: Monday, 22 October 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Place:  The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford TW8 0NP

Celebrate with Cultivate London on 1 November, and feast on local produce

Join staff and trustees of Cultivate London on Thursday, 1 November, from 5.30pm to 7pm, for its annual celebration, with a light supper using produce grown on its sites across London.

The event will be held at Wasps FC, Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, Acton W3 9QA and will be preceded by Cultivate London’s AGM at 5pm. From 5.45pm to 6.30pm there will be an informal talk, updating friends and sharing news, followed by questions and feedback.

If you can come, please book a free ticket by clicking on this link to help the organisers plan the catering.

Cultivate London is an urban farm and social enterprise based at multiple derelict sites in West London. It trains unemployed young people in landscaping and horticulture, and works to engage our community in food growing.

The organisation aims to have a long term impact on the lives of young people and change the way Londoners think about their fresh produce and where it comes from.

People’s Walk for Wildlife

Chris Packham and other wildlife-lovers are gathering in central London on, Saturday, 22 September, for a one-hour walk for wildlife. It’s a family-friendly event, and all are welcome.

Schedule:
10am: Meet at Reformers Tree, Hyde Park
12 noon: Infotainment
1pm: Walk: Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James, Pall Mall, Cockspur St, Whitehall
2pm: Finish at Richmond Terrace

The event aims to bring together people who love wildlife, in order to create a unified, stronger and louder voice for making the changes so urgently needed to preserve and protect our wildlife. For further information, please visit:
http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/the-peoples-walk-for-wildlife