A SIMPLER WAY – CRISIS AS OPPORTUNITY
The dominant mode of global development today seeks to universalise high-consumption consumer lifestyles, but this has produced perverse inequalities of wealth and – to an extent that is no longer possible to ignore – is environmentally catastrophic. We are called on to take shorter showers, recycle, buy ‘green’ products, and turn the lights off when we leave the room, but these measures are grossly inadequate. We need more fundamental change – personally, culturally, and structurally.
The purpose of the documentary is to envision a way of life that positively responds to the overlapping global crises of climate change, peak oil, economic collapse, and consumerism. Genuine progress today means building a new, more resilient world based on permaculture, simple living, renewable energy, and localised economies.Most of all, we need to reimagine the good life beyond consumer culture and begin building a world that supports a simpler way of life. This does not mean hardship or deprivation. It means focusing on having enough, for everyone, forever.
This movie will be held at Ecoburbia – 16 Livingstone Street in Beaconsfield. We will be inside MORTUNG – our community space. There are some dining chairs available but bring a cushion and feel free to bring a folding chair if you are more comfy – or some pillows for the floor.
We will not be sharing food over winter, but coffee and tea will be available from 7pm, and we encourage you to stay and have a debrief after the movie. The movie will start at 7.30pm
Please walk or come by bike. If you have to drive please park at the Primary School on Hale Road, NOT on Beard Street. See you at Ecoburbia!