Film Night – “No Impact Man”

Come and enjoy a free film in the heart of the community – at the Tobacco Factory in Raleigh Road, Southville.

7pm on Tuesday 18 September. Followed by a short fun quiz.
Preview No Impact Man on YouTube.

Can you save the planet without driving your planet crazy?

In November 2006, author Colin Beavan, his wife, Michelle Conlin and their two year-old daughter, Isabella began the No Impact Man project. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

Before the project began, Colin and his family were SUV driving, fast food eating New Yorkers who would assuage their guilt with some good old American retail therapy. But Colin grew weary of his political convictions not lining up with his personal habits. So, in order to “walk the talk,” he decided for his next book to embrace a carbon-free, environmental friendly lifestyle and call himself “No Impact Man.” For starters, that would mean no trash, no electricity, no cars, no TV, and no buying anything new for an entire year.

The documentary feature film, NO IMPACT MAN – a film by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein, presents an intimate emotional portrait of a couple struggling through a severe and protracted change in their way of life. Over the course of one year, the filmmakers documented what happens to a Colin and Michelle’s emotional life as they alter their entire lifestyle. How do they cope with the constant stress and intermittent crises of such a rigorous way of living? Or, perhaps, when life is pared down, do some things become unexpectedly better and even easier?

Book your free ticket at http://begfilm2.eventbrite.co.ukor just turn up on the night.

Upcoming Events – BEG Calendar

11/7/17 Dr Neil Williams and Katie Aartse-Tuyne: ‘Sustainable Transport and Behaviour Change’
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18/7/17 Ed Romaine: ‘Energy Projects and the Planning System’
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For further info visit our Talks page, our Facebook page, or search on Eventbrite
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From mid July we will be taking a break from the talks, during the Summer holidays. Please ensure to check back onto our page in early September to keep up to date with the next planned talks