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Urban Eco Life Film Festival

June 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am - June 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

urban eco life film festivalThere are many serious impacts currently taking place on the natural environment, largely as a result if human activities.  The list includes climate change, rampant development in environmentally-sensitive areas, pollution of all kinds and abuse of virtually every ecosystem on earth at some level or another.  Taken together, these impacts are already taking a toll on human beings, both at individual and societal level; in fact, the rising prices of food, escalating energy costs and reducing natural resources such as water and fossil fuels, are leading to revolutions great and small across the world.

Faced with these challenges, it’s easy feel overwhelmed.  But, here at Urban Eco Life, we’ve been working on encouraging individuals and businesses to embrace solutions and thereby change the world.  The old adage of ‘how do you eat an elephant; one bite at a time’ applies here.  Every person making even a small difference adds up and individuals who persist and pursue these avenues are highly likely to change the world.  With this in mind, Urban Eco Life has planned the first of what we hope will be several future film festivals focusing on solutions to the problems that face humanity in the age dubbed the Anthropocene.  We aim to provide inspiration, hope, information, networking opportunities and ideas for workable solutions.

Show Times & Details:

Morning & full day sessions start: 08h30 for 09h00

Saturday afternoon (28th) session starts: 12h00 noon with lunch

All Saturday sessions include talks by these expert guest speakers:

  • David Lipschitz, My Power Station.biz (solar energy)
  • Mike Mangnall, Mainstream Renewable Power (wind energy & proposed Waaihoek Wind Farm)
  • Bradley Gibbons, EWT Threatened Grasslands Species Programme
  • Angus Burns, WWF-SA Grasslands Programme Manager – Enkangala Project (grasslands/coal/water)
  • Zakiyya Ismail, African Centre for Biosafety (GMOs in South Africa)
  • Ticket Types & Prices:

Cost:

  • Morning and afternoon session only on Saturday (incl lunch) – R80 per person
  • Full day session – Saturday (incl lunch) – R140 per person
  • Half day session – Sunday morning (excl lunch) – R50 per person
  • Weekend Pass – R170 per person

All sessions include morning/afternoon tea, coffee & biscuits.
Saturday lunch: Curry & rice, chicken pie, malva pudding and custard, tea/coffee

  • Tickets available from WebTickets.
  • Tickets may also be purchased at: The Vine Coffee Shop, Cnr Voor & Loop Streets, Utrecht (speak to Leisha).

Please Note:  Advance booking essential due to catering for lunch on Saturday. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Please note that this is a provisional programme and may be subject to change.

Details

Start:
June 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Bronwyn Howard
Phone:
084 246 9223
Email:
editor@wildworldbooks.com
Website:
http://wildworldbooks.com/

Venue

Utrecht Museum
Cnr Loop & Church Streets,
Utrecht, Kwazulu-Natal South Africa
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