Living the Change
- Tuesday April 10th, 7:30PM NEW Eco Film Festival
Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments?
Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today — solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.
Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels around New Zealand, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.
Each and every one of us has the power to create change. Living the Change sets out to inspire us to do just that. There are so many exciting and important ideas and initiatives out there, so much hope and inspiration. We want to generate discussion as widely and deeply as possible about how each of us views the future and our part in it.
Optimism, hope and action are critical for the sustainability movement. This is a beautifully shot film that delves deep into the big global issues that challenge us. Most importantly, it offers us a host of solutions. The film showcases a number of great people, working here in Aotearoa, who are actively transforming the ways they live, work and play. This is an essential part of building up the case for change, for living within our planetary boundaries and ensuring a more equitable quality of life for the long term.
– Rachel Brown, CEO of Sustainable Business Network