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Transition 2.0 to screen on Bowen
On Saturday, October 27, Bowen in Transition will be showing a full-length documentary about the transition movement. The film, In Transition 2.0, was produced by the Transition Network, and is billed as a film “capturing inspiring stories of Transition initiatives around the world, responding to uncertain times with creativity, solutions and engaged optimism.”
The Transition movement began several years ago in the U.K. and now has close to 1,000 member communities around the world, sharing their learning, knowledge and experiences on many projects. The Transition movement is about enabling individual communities to become more resilient, vibrant and locally sustainable in the face of future crises in the areas of economy, energy and ecology. And it is involved in managing the impact of climate change through positive, grassroots local action.
Our local grassroots initiative, Bowen in Transition, began in 2010 and has run workshops and spearheaded many local projects since then.
It has organized two tours of the island to visit local folks who are engaged in sustainable building practices, animal husbandry, farming, alternative energy and transport. Last spring, it brought a large number of fruit trees to the island and organized the purchase of energy saving meters that can be borrowed through the library. It is currently working on a film series and trying to purchase a thermal imaging camera for use on island (like the one Mike Holmes uses on his TV show). It is also looking at local currency for Bowen and the possibility of starting an island LETS group.
Bowen in Transition is proud to sponsor this showing of the recently released film, In Transition 2.0. The film will be preceded by a potluck dinner. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the film rolls at 7 p.m. at Collins Hall.