TRANSITION TACKLING GLOBAL ISSUES LOCALLY WITH
NMB Transition Network Presents Green Drinks And In Transition 2.0
The Nelson Mandela Bay Transition Network invites all those interested in developing our Metro into one that is truly green, to meet for Green Drinks and a screening of In Transition 2.0 at Port Elizabeth’s Grand Hotel in Central from 17h30 on 21 February 2013. The screening will begin at 18h30.
In Transition 2.0 is the new film from Transition Network, capturing inspiring stories of Transition initiatives around the world, responding to uncertain times with creativity, solutions and “engaged optimism”. In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
The NMB Transition Network has been working in the Bay since 2010, initiating and networking grassroots projects that address issues around climate change, rising energy costs and economic uncertainty. They have hosted a number of events such as food gardening workshops, film screenings, regular Green Drinks evenings, and more recently Happy Harvesters gatherings, all of which provide spaces for skills and information sharing. Their mission is to build local resilience (social, ecological and economical) into our Metro, led by the community.
Ryan Allan, co-founder of the NMB Transition Network, explains it further as being “…about bringing people together, at grassroots level, and getting creative about the challenges we face at both a local and global level. We’re headed for a low-energy future, whether we like it or not, but we have the opportunity to design that energy descent in a way that could benefit our local economy, build resilience into our community, all the while reducing our negative impact on the environment.”
The event will take place on 21 February at The Grand Hotel on the Corner of Whites Rd and Belmont Terrace in Central starting at 17h30 and ending at 21h00. The screening of In Transition 2.0 will begin at 18h30. There is no attendance fee but organizers do ask for a R20 donation to cover the screening costs from those who are able.
For more information contact Ryan Allan on 0832652465,visit the NMB Transition Network website nmbtransitionnetwork.wordpress.com/ or find them on Facebook.