Council to host free film screening for World Environment Day

1 June, 2012Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council in conjunction with Transition Shire Wingecarribee and the Empire Cinema will host a free screening of ‘Transition 2.0’ in celebration of World Environment Day on Sunday 10 June.

“Over the last ten years Council has celebrated World Environment Day on the 5 of June, which is the day the world collectively and universally applies its mind to the necessity of ‘thinking’ about the world upon which we all depend for survival,” said Councillor Larry Whipper, Chair of Council’s Environment and Sustainability Committee.

“This year however, in trying something new, we have decided to celebrate the event a little later”.

Transition 2.0 is a positive and solutions focused film, which shows what can happen when people take ownership and responsibility for creating a sustainable future. It looks at real life examples from around the world where people are meeting environmental and economic challenges such as climate change, peak oil and natural resource depletion with community-driven grassroots initiatives.

“The Transition 2.0 film deals with the basics of food, energy, community health and wellbeing in a practical and non-political way,” said Councillor Larry Whipper. “It draws on many examples from the worldwide Transition Town movement where local people are grasping change in an open, creative, and networked approach.”

Transition Shire Wingecarribee is an initiative of CanWin that seeks to encourage residents of the Southern Highlands to create a sustainable future together.

Celebrations start at 2.00pm with a welcome, live music and slideshow featuring local landscapes and environmental achievements screened before the 2.30pm feature.

“Transition 2.0 is a very inspirational film and I encourage anyone concerned about creating a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren to attend the free screening,” Councillor Whipper added.

“I also congratulate the Empire Cinema for their support of both this initiative and World Environment Day.”

A limit of 200 seats will be available at the door.

For further information contact Council’s Natural Resource Officer on phone 4668 0772.