Saturday 18th November, LA Cinema presents an important film
SEED: The Untold Story
Beautifully shot, the film portrays the miracle of seeds in holding and propagating life, but also the loss of so many seed varieties over the last 100 years, and the politicisation of seed issues because of multinationals taking out patents on seeds, and the fight back by indigenous peoples.
An important and award-winning film. Please support this first foray by LA Cinema into documentary film. Tickets only £5 from www.la-cinema.uk or from the Post Office, Little Tipple or on the door. Doors open 7.15, drinks and nibbles available, film at 8.00.
Before the main film there will be a screening of an infectiously enthusiastic 10 minute TED talk by one of the founders of Incredible Edible. And there will be displays of five growing initiatives in the village.
Public meeting – Weds 29th November
7.30 in the Jubilee Pavilion
The way forward on Climate Breakdown
– is 2017 the tipping point?
– what are the impacts of technologies old and new?
- how urgent is the situation?
- what is being done?
- what can we do individually?
accepting the issues and staying positive
Presented by Nikki Jones, researcher, writer and journalist
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Transition: building community towards a sustainable future……….
Transition is about meeting the challenges of Climate Change at a local level – the collective thinking and action that can produce all the local initiatives that have taken shape in our seven years of existence, and many more. By working for and with everyone in the community, we can make significant improvement in quality of life and sustainability ……….a resilient, rejuvenated, relocalised village.
This could be the outcome of the end of the age of plentiful cheap oil, if we prepare and work together for it.
The end of cheap oil
We are living at the peak of the oil age – a 50 litre tankfull of petrol delivers as much energy as a labourer working for 3 years! But it cannot continue – oil production has plateaued and will start to fall. Demand continues to soar – China’s oil consmption is rising at 11% a year, and 98% of transportation uses oil. Renewables are the future, but cannot deliver enough to make up the shortfall. If we go for nuclear, uranium will run out in 40 years. So we need to plan for ‘energy descent’ – a reduction in energy use. And we need to make 80% cuts in carbon emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change. Transition is about this process.
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