‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ Films

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8 short films summarising the 8 chapters of ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’ have just been released. Here are the links:

ARTS & CULTURE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhdftfHqV-A
COMMUNITY & EDUCATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD6ZEyhsK6k
ECONOMICS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uyJ9oTG6RY
ENERGY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31NuwXadtAA
FOOD & WATER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=142RUAqZQAY
INNER TRANSITION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUapciibD_0
INFRASTRUCTURE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzq_l2bmRsM
WASTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_2NkI1oEzU

Convergence Festival Galway – Events Oct 27th & 28th

 

convergence-green-i-copyTHURSDAY OCT 27th
10.30-11.30pm Workshop with Ala Theatre Forum
ALa Theatre for Change will give a workshop where the participants will be exploring ideas and values around sustainable living.
By using techniques from Forum Theatre and Value Clarification the participants will discuss these issues in a creative way, using their bodies and image more than words

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ECOhub events – Tue 25th & Wed 26th Oct

Tuesday

4pm Forest Schools – with Kerry and Carol from Down to Earth
7.30pm – ATLANTIC. Documentary special

Wednesday
11-12pm workshop with Brenda Flannery; Beo & Be – Mindfulness and Nature Movements – Qi Gong
3pm -4pm Tai Chi with Niall O’ Floinn
6.30pm Croi Na Gaillimhe: Deep Ecology – The Spiritual Roots of our Ecological Crisis, An evening talk with Dara Molloy
9pm to 11pm ‘The Loft’ (upstairs from ‘Seven’ on Bridge Street, Galway City) Sustainability Stories

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Film and Q&A with director – ‘Atlantic’ by Risteárd Ó Domhnaill

Special Event in the ECOhub (Galway2020 hub) this evening at 7.30pm. We’re very lucky both to get both the film and have the film maker along for a discussion afterwards!

https://www.facebook.com/events/607067566147546/

atlanticfilmposterDirected and Filmed by local film maker Risteárd Ó Domhnaill who will be in attendance for a Q&A Session.


Narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – bringing to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.
As the oil majors drive deeper into their fragile seas, and the world’s largest fishing companies push fish stocks to the brink, coastal communities and the resources they rely on are fast approaching a point of no return.

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Sustainability Stories – Wed 26th Oct at 9pm

A night of local activists, groups and NGOs telling their sustainability stories in The Loft, Bridge Street, Galway between 9pm-11pm on Wednesday 26th October.

sunstainabilitystories2016As part of Convergence Sustainable Living Festival 2016 Transition Galway is running what is called a PechaKucha which will be followed by an interview with writer and activist Mark Boyle.

PechaKucha is an exciting presentation format where guest speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the speakers talk along to the images – this keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and fun.
The title for this PechaKucha is ‘Sustainability Stories’ and will feature a wide range of local environmental activists, NGOs and groups who are all working to make Galway a more resilient and sustainable place.

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ECOHub All week: 24th – 28th Oct @ Galway 2020 hub.

A NEXUS OF ECO TALKS, CONVIVIALITY AND COMMUNITY.

During this year’s Convergence Festival Galway’s ECOHub and pop up Sustainable Living Centre will host a wide variety of exhibitions, thematic talks, workshops and films on Sustainable Living, Environmental campaigns, EcoActions, information leaflets, publicity banners etc from Monday 24th until Friday 28th in the Galway 2020 Community Hub in the Cornstore.

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Launch of Post Carbon Galway – 20th Oct in the Portershed

image-1POST CARBON GALWAY – Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, healthy and sustainable region.

Launch: Thursday, 20th October, from 7.30pm in the Portershed, Eyre Square, Galway

Galway has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of world cities, in leading not only in the fields of arts and culture but in the green transition to a low carbon future.
Convergence 2016 opens with the launch of the new Post Carbon Galway initiative, a recently established cross-sectoral project set up to accelerate local pathways to a low carbon Galway, aiming to work collaboratively to promote climate action, sustainable living, environmental protection and sustainable development.

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Meeting – Friday 23rd September 2016

There will be a Transition Galway meeting starting at 7pm on Friday 23rd September at Massimo’s on William Street West. We will be discussing and deciding on our activities for the months ahead. All welcome!

tgmeetingFACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181108378599567/

Draft Agenda
(i.) Transition Community Garden (recent Agenda 21 grant etc.)
(ii.) Green Drinks Galway (next guest speakers)
(iii.) Sing for our Planet
(iv.) Film Screenings (next films)
(v.) Working with upcoming relevant local festivals (Convergence – The Galway Sustainable Living Festival, An Áit Eile: What Now? etc.)
(vi.) Other campaigns (Galway Native Tree Nursery, Local Food Co-op/Bulk Buying Group, Local Energy Co-op, Fossil Free NUIG)
(vii.) Any other business

Film screening, August 2016 – ‘Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective’

The award-winning film ‘Inhabit’ will be screened at ‘The Secret Garden’ café on William Street West at 7pm on Monday 22nd August. All welcome!

TRAILER
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/inhabit

InhabitFilmABOUT THE FILM
‘Inhabit’ explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called Permaculture. Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. ‘Inhabit’ provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

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Rob Hopkins interviews Transition Galway

Rob Hopkins IIRob Hopkins is one of the founders of the Transition movement. He has a very comprehensive online podcast series about various issues related to the Transition movement. In March 2016 Rob interviewed 3 members of Transition Galway about our recently released ‘A Vision for Galway 2030’.

You can listen to the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/transition-culture/transition-galway-discuss-their-a-vision-for-galway-2030-report

Below is a transcipt of the interview with the 3 members: Bernard McGlinchy (BM), Mary Greene (MG) and Caoimhín Ó Maolallaigh (COM).

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Film screening, April 2016 – “Do the Math”

Documentary film ‘Do the Math’ will be screened in the Secret Garden café on William Street West on Monday 18th April at 7pm. The film screening will be followed by a short talk and Q&A session given by one of the members of the NUIG Divestment campaign. All welcome!
DoTheMath

NUIG Divestment Petition: https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/divest-nui-galway-from-fossil-fuels


NUIG Divestment Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreenuig

 


ABOUT THE FILM
‘Do the Math’ chronicles “America’s leading environmentalist” Bill McKibben in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.

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