Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

power of community showing 3rd may by andykisaragi
April 25, 2007, 3:27 pm
Filed under: international, peak oil, permaculture


Just got this in me inbox…

Sustainable Solutions presents a filming of ‘Power of Community’

‘This is the story of how Cuba transitioned from large, fossil fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens…’
Film screening + informal meeting and discussion + plant swap (just bring along any spare plants you have to swap) – refreshments and drinks available from bar.
Thursday 3rd May 2007 7.00pm FREE ENTRY

Fielden Theatre
City Academy (main entrance)
Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH
For further information contact Matthew Cheney, Neighbourhood Solutions 0117 353 2308/

…anyone who hasn’t seen this, you really should! It’s a very inspiring, thought provoking film, and it was partly Nadia screening it last year at the Audi garage which made me realise that I not only should but could be doing something (or at least trying) to futureproof our world.

Cuba has one of the best quality of life / ecological footprint balances in the world, with a human development index of about 0.8 and ecological footprint of less than 1.9 ha/person (the global average earthshare). When you compare this with the UK’s HDI of just over 0.9 and eco footprint of about 5, and consider the fact that our large footprints probably help keep quality of life down in poorer countries, you can see that we have a lot of lessons to learn from Cuba.

So next week is all planned out: Rob Hopkins at the Trinity on tuesday (see below), then the Power of Community on Thursday. Then after that, for a little light relief, why not head to Mr Wolf’s to see The Mandibles? rockin.


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