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Mt Victoria August meeting - 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD follow-up

Tuesday 12th August, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD follow-up. We will see a follow-up to last month's EcoVillage documentary. It takes us through the first few years of the Lammas community in Wales, showing the low impact building and development of the gardens in the face of local opposition and stringent local authority conditions. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington
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Sustainable communities depend upon the sustainability of our people through provision of natural health options

Hi.  I believe that sustainable living is not just limited to the sustainability of our visible resources, such as land, food, energy etc, but that it should also include the sustainability of our people through natural healthcare provision too.

Mt Victoria July meeting - 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD

Tuesday 8th July, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'EcoVillage Pioneers' DVD. We will see the documentary 'EcoVillage Pioneers', which traces the experience of some low impact pioneering communities across the world. All welcome. For further information contact Frank Cook on 027 649 6508.

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Mt Victoria June meeting - 'Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life' DVD

Tuesday 10th June, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life' DVD. We will see the Stephen Kellert 60 minute 2012 documentary 'Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life'. Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Wellington, Thurs 22 May, 12.30-1.30pm: Launch of new report "Jobs After Coal"

Coal Action Network Aotearoa invites you to the launch of our major new report, "Jobs After Coal". We hope you can make it - and we hope you'll share the invitation with friends and networks. » Read more

Mt Victoria May meeting - 'Thin Ice' DVD

Tuesday 13th May, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'Thin Ice' DVD. We will see the 2013 documentary Thin Ice, billed as the inside story on climate change and made by VUW Scientist Simon Lamb. The film is a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet's changing climate. All welcome.

For further information contact Frank Cook on 027 649 6508.

Location / Venue: 
Crossways Community Centre, 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Trish Allen's Trip to Cuba,

Thursday 8th May, 7pm to 9:30.

“20 years on - Cuba's social, political and agricultural adjustments to a post-oil economy.  What lessons are there for us?"

Trish Allen (remember Rainbow Valley Farm?) talks about her recent trip to Cuba for the International Permaculture Congress. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
The Art Room, Whangaparaoa Hall, Whangaparaoa

Ripples from the Occupy movement

It's been nearly three years since the Occupy movement burst onto the stage and made it's splash. It highlighted global inequities and the failures of big power and money to ensure we attend to the well-being of all members of society.

One of the ripples has come from of a small group of people in Wellington, who have focussed on building tools to facilitate the discussion and consensus decision making process across groups, without them having to be in the same place at the same time.

From a foundation of several successes under its belt, that include the tool being translated into multiple languages, www.loomio.org launched a crowd-funding campaign a month ago, with a goal of $100,000. It has just closed and the total given is over 123,000 so they will now go on to make the next version of the software, which includes a mobile app. Loomio is commited to keeping the tool open-source and free, while inviting support from users who can afford to give and support its ongoing development.

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Economic growth - the challenge of solving an impossibility theorem

Thursday April 10th, 7:00 to 9:30pm

As Measured by GPD - We Have A Rock Star Economy.  So Why Are So Many People Still Struggling? And What About the Environmental Cost?

Dr. Christoph Schumacher questions the adequacy of GDP and faces the challenge of the Capitalist's paradox - an impossibility theorem. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
The Art Room, Whangaparaoa Hall, Whangaparaoa

Mt Victoria April meeting - 'The Human Scale' DVD

Tuesday 8th April, at 7.30pm, at New Crossways, Roxburgh St. 'The Human Scale' DVD. We will see the documentary The Human Scale. The Danish architect Jan Gehl has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the centre of our planning.  All welcome.

For further information contact Frank Cook on 027 649 6508.