Nominations for Ealing Fairtrade Awards

The first Ealing Fairtrade Awards have been launched this summer by
Ealing Fairtrade Group.

The Workplace category is open to any organization based in the borough of Ealing.

Simply send 50 words telling us why you should win to: info@ealingfairtrade.org.uk. Continue reading

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Film Showing: Gasland 2 on 16th March

Ealing Transition

Sunday 16th March, 7.30pm. Film Showing: Gasland 2 hosted by Ealing Transition

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humour to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’), the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now being carried out in 32 countries worldwide including the UK.

GASLAND 2 shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing the planet. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are, in his words, “contaminating our democracy”.

With the UK government solidly behind the development of the fossil fuel shale gas industry, there has never been a more urgent need to make the case for clean, green energy.

Do join us for this important film, which has only just gone on general release in the UK. You can watch the trailer at http://www.gaslandthemovie.com

There will be the usual hot drinks, cakes and discussion afterwards, and an opportunity to talk about the various initiatives we have running including changing your electricity supplier, and energy efficiency measures from DIY secondary glazing to ‘passive house’ retrofit.

As ever the event takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free but we will ask for donations to help us cover the cost of staging the event.

Free Energy Saving Workshops

Energise Barnet & LVSC FREE energy saving workshops

FREE AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
Save and make energy and money
Reduce your and your members’ energy bills
BECOME A COMMUNITY ENERGY LEADER

Are you a community organisation or charity? Own your building or a tenant? Want to increase your income? Create a new service? If so, LVSC and Energise Barnet will be delivering three FREE workshops; details below.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
·         Reduce energy bills and generate your own energy
·         Create a new income stream
·         Identify and refer residents in fuel poverty
·         Learn about Government ‘green’ incentives
·         Become leaders in helping London’s transition to a low carbon city.

The workshop you attend will help your organisation improve its energy efficiency and become a behaviour change leader in your community. It will focus on potential actions that you and your members can take to reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint. And, organisations can also sign up to a FREE Eco-audit delivered by City Bridge Trust (subject to owning their building and meeting other eligibility criteria).

Register early to avoid disappointment!
Due to limited places we can only accept one member from each organisation.
25th June 2-5pm in Barnet – Register Here
1st July 2-5pm in Hillingdon – Register Here
8th July 2-5pm in Ealing – Register Here

Any queries or questions contact luke@energisebarnet.org.uk or 020 8492 3364

Nature Deficit

      Ealing Transition and Friends of the Earth

Present

‘NATURE   DEFICIT’

A talk about the effects of dissociation from nature, and what to do about it

Matthew Frith

Deputy Director of the London Wildlife Trust

Monday May 28th 2012 at 7.30pm

Free Entry (Donations)

St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH

www.ealingtransition.org.uk           www.ealingfoe.org.uk

                                                    0208 357 8426

The speaker, Matthew Frith, is Deputy Director of the London Wildlife Trust and has a keen interest in the social and political aspects of nature and conservation.  Matthew will talk about connection and disconnection from nature.  This subject is highly relevant at a time when our open spaces are under threat and when disconnection and alienation seem to be on the increase.