Seeds of Permaculture

Ham United Group (HUG) will show the film Seeds of Permaculture this Thursday, 21 May, at the Ham Library Community Space, Ham Street, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7HR.

The film is an interactive documentary about permaculture in the tropics. It focuses on two permaculture education centres in Thailand, where visitors from all over the world come to learn how to be self sufficient, produce zero waste, build homes and gardens, and build communities.

Doors open at 7pm, and the film starts at 7.15pm. Running time is 88 minutes. Entrance is free, but donations are welcome. A discussion will follow the screening, and light refreshments are available.

More information at http://www.hamunitedgroup.org.uk/green-screen/.

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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.

Screening of “More Than Honey”

Sunday 15 September, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road. Ealing W5 5RH.

Ealing Transition and Ealing Friends of the Earth will host a screening of More Than Honey, the new documentary by Oscar-nominated Markus Imhoof.

The multi-award winning film tells a provocative yet touching tale of what might happen if our bees became extinct. It takes an in-depth look at honeybee colonies, examining what’s behind the current bee crisis and why we rely on bees for so many things.

“…filled with gorgeous cinematography and fascinating details about bees’ complex behavior and anatomy” Washington Post.

In recent years many species of British bee have been declining, placing our food supply and economy under threat. Research by Friends of the Earth shows that without bees, it would cost the UK at least £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate our crops.

After the film, Friends of the Earth will say a few words about their Bee Cause campaign, and beekeepers from Ealing BKA and Ealing Transition Community Bee Project will be on hand for discussion over tea, coffee and cakes.

All welcome

Free entry (donations to help with the costs of the screening appreciated)

Another chance to see Grasp the Nettle

STRIKE! magazine are sponsoring 2 nights of Grasp The Nettle on the big screen in London. The 2nd & 3rd of September we will be screening the film at the Whirled Cinema in Camberwell.

The event is free/ donation to get in but if you have a minute you might want to register at Eventbrite HERE as there are limited seats. If you would like to help promote these screenings that would be great, you could share the flyer or invite people to the Facebook event page

Grasp the Nettle is the story of the eco village by Kew Bridge.

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Film Screening of “Gasland”

Film Screening on Saturday 18th May at the Docking Station

Gasland Film Screening

An opportunity to see this award winning documentary which reveals the truth about the controversial gas extraction process known as “fracking” – Hydraulic Fracturing.

Licensed Bar – Real Ale – Real Popcorn

Doors open 7:30pm with film at 8:30pm

Tickets £2.50 from WeGotTickets or tel 07941 520 841

Docking Station is at 108-9 High Street, Brentford TW8 8AT

Plastic: Where do you think it goes?

Greener Upon Thames presents the UK film preview of Plastic Shores, Monday 26th March, 7:30pm at Oliver’s Wholefood Store, 5 Station Approach, Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3QB

with Roz Savage – National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
Ed Scott-Clarke – Producer and Director, Plastic Shores.

An evening of film, Q&A, light refreshments and exclusive shopping in Oliver’s award-winning organic store. Come and meet the Greener team and hear about the local and national campaign to reduce disposable plastic bags.

Limited places so please RSVP to info@greeneruponthames.org and visit Greener Upon Thames on facebook

Ecological Film

Transition Brentford are  organising a screening of a new documentary film called ‘The Crisis of Civilization’ to be held at the Docking Station (Brentford 108 High Street TW8 8AT) on Saturday 3rd March at 7.15 p.m

The film swiftly and decisively investigates how ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.  It identifies root causes of the failing system challenging us as human beings to question of ourselves: ‘what we are going to do about it?’.  For more info please visit: http://crisisofcivilization.com

The makers of the film Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed have generously agreed to attend the screening to answer questions after the film, after which we could have a group discussion!

There are some posters available on the C of C website which can be printed out to publicise the screening.