This month its bike culture that’s ringing our bells.
When: Saturday February 7, 2015 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Sivananda Yoga Center 13325 Beach Ave Marina Del Rey 90232
Its a snack-luck….bring a snack to share 🙂
Meet cyclist-activists and bike-walk-tavists who are changing LA from a crowded isolating car town to a bi-pedal and ped-friendly village . See eco-film shorts + panel + discussion and snack-luck.
You’ll meet Nona Varnado, founder of LA Bike Trains.
This org provides curated routes run by Conductors – experienced urban cyclists – to educate new riders, harness the safety of riding in a group and kicking it up a notch by making the ride a fun social experience. Plus it’s totally free! All you need to do is submit your email, cell phone number and the route that you’re interested in. If you don’t see a route that works for you – suggest one! http://labiketrains.com/
There are billions of years of collected wisdom in the fabric of our being.
How do we unlock our inner cosmic energy in the landscape?
TCC & our neighbors Transition Mar Vista/Venice are co-hosting an inspiring video from one of NYC’s leading permaculturists, Andrew Faust of the Center for Bioregional Living . Join us in exploring what it means to begin to live in ways that intentionally participates with evolution.
ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS Saturday, August 10, 7-9pm Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 13325 Beach Ave Marina del Rey 90292
FREE event—donations always welcome. Discussion follows film
ABOUT ANDREW: One of North America’s premier Permaculture teachers and designers with nearly two decades of experience in the field, Andrew Faust’s passionate and visionary presentation and curriculum has been inspiring and motivating students since his days as an alternative school teacher at Upattinas in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built a Permaculture inspired homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape, culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course many consider to be life changing.
Andrew is founder of The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Magana. The Center is a pilot campus for his students and clients to learn how to create diverse regional Infrastructures that are well adapted to LOCAL ecological, social and geological realities. Being experienced in both rural & urban permaculture, Andrew’s curriculum teaches how to retrofit urban environments to be more ecologically sound and socially responsible as well as how to create positive relationships between cities and outlying rural communities.
Quick on the heels of our inspiring fieldtrip to Nader Khalili’s earth-building paradise Cal-Earth, TCC has decided to add an extra movie night to our March events:
TCC Eco-Movie Night: GARBAGE WARRIOR Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 6:45 pm – 9:30 pm WHERE: The Little Blue House (RSVP TCC for location) FREE EVENT BYO drinks, FREE Popcorn! Stay after for lively discussion.
Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick US architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing to the public. An extraordinary tale of triumph over bureaucracy, Garbage Warrior is above all an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world.
Imagine a home that heats itself, provides its own water, and grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, and has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away…
Thirty years ago, architect Michael Reynolds imagined just such a home—then set out to build it. A visionary in the classic American mode, Reynolds has been fighting ever since to bring his concept to the public. He believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can—and will—change the way we live. Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a snapshot of contemporary geo-politics and an inspirational tale of triumph over bureaucracy, as well as an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world. (from IMDb)
Michael Reynolds: another innovative architect offering solutions for a more resilient future. Image courtesy of: http://earthship.net/
“This film is a wake-up call about global waste.”
—Cannes Film Festival
This month’s eco-movie is the groundbreaking docu-feature Trashed starring Jeremy Irons who goes on a journey of discovery, disbelief, and hope as he witnesses the extent and effects of the global waste problem around the world and seeks out solutions. We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. What happens to all the trash we produce? Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste, and e-waste. But there are people and movements making a difference.
This meticulous, brave investigative film takes the viewer on a ride with Irons from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Official film website & trailer: www.trashedfilm.com Music by Vangelis.
We’re co-hosting this event with our neighbors Transition Mar Vista/Venice at The reDiscover Center.What better place to screen a movie about trash than our local community art center/re-use warehouse/event space? An excerpt of their mission statement:
reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse. Our Vision is for all Angelenos to have an outlet for acquiring and donating reusable material. As reDiscover meets this need, we move closer to a community where all waste materials can be rediscovered for their educational and creative value.
reDiscover is a nexus for environmental sustainability and crea using recycled materials. We achieve our mission and vision through strategic initiatives at our center with the reuse warehouse, gallery and event space, at schools and in the community. More about reDISCOVER >>
EVENT DATE: Saturday, March 9, 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm for networking and snacks. Join in a brainstorming session after the screening!
VENUE: reDiscover Center, 12958 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles 90066 MAP >>
HAPPY: THE MOVIE. THE MOVEMENT…
Don’t miss our first eco-movie of the New Year, specially selected to lift the spirits and illuminate the way to positive solutions! This deeply moving documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic explores the keys to human happiness through interviews with people from all walks of life in 14 different countries—from leading happiness researchers to a rickshaw driver in Kolkatta, from a family living in a Danish co-housing community to a Cajun fisherman, and many more. HAPPY combines real-life human drama and cutting-edge science to provide insights into the mysteries of happiness. The formula is not the same for everyone, but research shows that almost everyone can become happier. A community discussion will follow the film.
BAG IT is a humorous yet penetrating documentary that investigates the effects of plastics on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies.
Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell and the 47th Environment Cabinet invite you to a FREE local movie screening of the documentary BAG IT! , followed by a discussion.
BAG IT! FREE Movie Screening Friday, April 13th, 2012 Doors open @ 7 pm, Movie starts @ 7:30 pm Discussion @ 8:30 pm
West LA College
ATA 128 (Theatre Room)
9000 Overland Ave, Culver City
(convenient parking in Lot #5)
For more info or to RSVP, phone 310-342-1070
or email: Sidney.Kamlager@asm.ca.gov
Co-sponsored by L.A. Green Machine
Refreshments will be served, $5 suggested donation (to pay for the screening rights)
Co-sponsored by Transition Mar Vista and Transition Culver City
The Economics of Happiness features a chorus of voices from six continents, including Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Samdhong Rinpoche, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Michael Shuman, Zac Goldsmith and Keibo Oiwa. They tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize, to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being. The Economics of Happiness challenges us to restore our faith in humanity, challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.
By by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/
Simon Says, ‘Let’s Stop Climate Change!‘ is a 28 minute animated film recommended for children ages 4 and up. With humor and song, the film teaches kids about global warming, the food chain, carbon footprints, composting, carbon offsetting and eco habits like the “three r’s” (reducing, reusing and recycling).
By Denis Thomopoulos http://www.hippoworks.com/
About the space: ReDiscover promotes creativity in early childhood and elementary education while encouraging environmental responsibility. ReDiscover recycles everyday discards donated by business and gives them new purpose as hands-on learning materials. ReDiscover is a community art center, reuse warehouse, gallery and event space. http://www.rediscovercenter.org/
Bag It! Screening > Thursday Feb. 24, 7-9 pm The Clean Seas Coalition and Transition Culver City present: “Bag It!” the award-winning documentary about why we’re banning plastic bags and looking at our relationship with single-use plastics Doors open at 7pm, screening at 7:30pm – public forum discussion after the film Culver-Palms United Methodist Church – 4464 Sepulveda Blvd – Culver City, CA 90230 Requested donation: $5 (to help pay for the screening) – Everyone donating will be entered into a drawing for a DVD copy of the film, signed by the filmmakers
Knitting Circle Update – from Nicky
A small group of women met on a cold wintry night for our first Knitting Circle in a warm living room. Some of us were established knitters. One had never knit before but learnt that night. At half time, we had tea and an assortment of healthy desserts.
We want to increase our numbers and welcome all who knit, crotchet, needlepoint or quilt.
Our next meeting is on March 24th, 7-9pm. Email Nicky to RSVP and get directions: email@example.com.