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….
A Transition Albany Health Presentation
Yes, it is still Summer. And the perfect time to prepare for the challenges of Winter!
Would you like to go through the cold and flu season relatively confident that you know what to do? If and when you should get a cold? Or the flu? Better yet, would you like to increase your chances of NOT coming down with either one?
If you are one of those who would rather skip the flu shot, then this class is for you!
So join us!
Together we will learn how to prepare for Winter, reduce the likelihood of getting sick and develop self-care skills to help us breeze through the cold and flu season relatively unscathed!
What the class will cover:
- Immune boosters
- Preparing for Winter (including DIY herbal preparations, teas & supplies)
- How to stop a cold/flu on its tracks
- Home remedies to help you recover fast
- Nourishing food
- Gentle exercises to nudge yourself to recovery.
Guy 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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We’re showing Homestretch, and collecting new pairs of socks and cereal for young adults currently experiencing homelessness and served by YEAH (Youth Engagement, Advocacy and Housing) in Berkeley.
Please come. Tickets are $20 and there will also be gift cards on sale to benefit YEAH. (No-one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
Co sponsors include East Bay Housing Organizations, Albany Community Foundation, Solano Avenue Association & Stroll, many local churches, and Transition Albany. The Diverse Housing Working Group initiated this event.
If you can come early to help set up and/or help during the event, please contact Allen Cain / Solano Avenue Association 510-527-5358 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Please take this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people who are housing-challenged.