Postings Related To: Economy

French film “Tomorrow” screening

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

Join us this Thanksgiving weekend for the French film phenomenom “Tomorrow”!  Maybe you have some down time to take in this wonderful film, or are looking for activitites with your family and loved ones.  A short discussion and informal panel of Transition practiioners follows the film. We will be discussing questions such as: How does the transition movement fit into the climate movement in Albany? and Is Tomorrow, showcaser of our future solutions, possibly the best film made to date about the Transition movement? Come share your views and find out. Light refreshments will be served.

Tomorrow” has been a phenomenom in France. 1.5 million people rush to the cinemas to the important documentary. It has been shown in communities, schools, at the United Nations, the European Parliament, in board rooms and local governments. It also won “Best Documentary” at the Cesar Awars (the French Oscars). A recent European study “Generation What?” found that the major concern of people between 18 and 34 years old is now ecology, rather than employment, a shift attributed largely to the film.
The film tells the story of its co-producers/co-directors, Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent. Cyril Dion is a French activist, author and journalist, who has led an NGO for seven years. In 2012, he discovered a study that was the most alarming yet: “Approaching a state shift in the Earth biosphere” published in “Nature”. It said that humankind could disappear be-tween 2040 and 2100 if we don’t drastically change our way of life. He shared his concerns with his friend, actress and filmmaker Melanie Laurent, who for several years has been involved in his NGO Colibris and Greenpeace. Cyril has two children, Melanie had just had a baby, and they don’t see how they remain idle faced with this information. With a small film crew, the pair then set off on a road trip around the world in search of solutions.

The film is arranged in chapters: democracy, education, economy and agriculture
– Democracy: while we have limited individual power in the current democratic system, each of us can still oppose or propose laws. By working hand-in-hand with elected leaders, we can mobilize and come together to represent a critical mass….

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North American Permaculture Convergence

September 14, 2016 - Event Details

All details here: http://northamericanpermaculture.org/

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Responding to Abrupt Climate Change, with Guy McPherson

May 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - Event Details

Guy McPhersonGuy McPherson, of Nature Bats Last, is a rare phenomenon: a man who is willing to share the facts about the likely imminent effects of climate change on our species – yup: the fate of the human race in the Sixth Great Extinction. He presents the facts with a good dose of “gallows humor.”

He will be making a presentation, “Responding to Abrupt Climate Change” at the West Berkeley Library on Saturday, May 7th at 1:30 pm. Please join Guy and other humans who are willing to hear the stark truths of our predicament, and discover what beauty can arise in life when things are clear. Bring your friends and loved ones.

The free afternoon talk will be followed by a fundraiser and book-signing at the nearby Highwire Coffee Roasters (see image below for addresses). Guy is making his West Coast tour on the gift economy and we welcome your financial contributions. (more…)

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The Future of Energy

April 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - Event Details

 

Join us for a free community screening of the Future of Energy – a positive documentary about the renewable energy revolution taking place in the USA right now (see the trailer here).  The question is not if we are going to go to 100% renewable energy, it is how and when. “This is the largest social movement in human history” –Joanna Macy (quoted in the film)

After the screening, learn about Community Choice (Energy) Aggregation in the East Bay and why this is the way to go forward… Alex DiGiorgio from Marin Clean Energy and speakers from the East Bay Clean Power Alliance will talk about how the Alameda County Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program – where we’re the ones producing the energy we use – is progressing. We’ll talk about how to invest in local energy and how to learn to install your own solar panels….

“100% renewable energy is not a dream. The technology is there. The money is there. We only need the belief and the political will to create this inspiring reality. That’s why The Future of Energy is such an important film. Watch it. Share it. And let’s create the future of clean energy NOW.” – Jurriaan Kamp, co-founder and editor-in-chief The Intelligent Optimist

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This Changes Everything – a second chance

March 5, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Event Details

 

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best sellScreen Shot 2016-02-12 at 1.16.50 PMer, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

After the film join us for light refreshments at nearby Nong Thon Restaurant and mingle with representatives from local organizations.  Learn how to get involved and take action now.

Take low-carbon transport (bike, transit, or walk) and enter a drawing for green giveaways!

REGISTER HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2503289

It’s free. But you’ll want to reserve a seat.

Film Screening: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Mingle: 12:30pm – 2pm @ Nong Thon Restaurant

Info:

Contact rebecca@ecologycenter.org, or the City of El Cerrito at green@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4350

Event hosted by the City of El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee and the Ecology Center.  
Co-sponsored by Breakthrough Communities, League of Women Voters, Transition Albany, and Transition Berkeley.

 

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