Two inspirational films documenting the achievements of passionate individuals were shown in March.
Garbage Warrior, the first event in our Scale of Sustainability season, was screened in Bardon Mill Village Hall, itself an innovative eco-building. The Warrior, architect Mike Reynolds, challenges the basic principles of house building and creates 'Earthship' homes from garbage; plastic bottles, tin cans and old tyres. Water, heat, sewage treatment and food production are integral to his designs. Mike fought a long battle against entrenched opinions for permission to build his unorthodox, experimental homes in his native New Mexico. But eventually his dogged determination won through - an inspiring story. If you missed the screening and would like to borrow the DVD please get in touch.
Earlier in the month South Tyne Wildlife Group screened Elemental, a three-in-one tale of the power of driven individuals to bring about positive change. We followed people who, with great courage and charisma, disrupted tar sands development in Alberta, Canada; introduced anti-pollution legislation to clean the Ganges in India; and developed radical new technology, based on natural forms, to tackle climate change on a grand scale.
The second event in our Scale of Sustainability season is Building Community on Thursday, April 30th at the Comrades Club, in Haltwhistle. Free entry.
6.30pm Hedgehog Self-build community in Brighton (episode of Grand Designs Revisited).
Light supper, speakers and discussion will follow.
Moyra Riseborough on co-housing and Jenny Patient on housing co-ops.
Full details of all Scale of Sustainability events see http://haltwhistlefp.co.uk/cinema/
Also we have some great Scale of Sustainability flyers - thanks to Alberta Jones for the design. Please get in touch if you would be able to distribute any flyers and please use social media to advertise our series of events.