Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Deep recession is a reality and so is climate change!
We have been experiencing the consequences of rising destructive temperatures with the fires of 2007 and 2009.
While most ecology movements and mass media project a grim picture of the future in ecological and financial terms -a prospect that tends to paralyze and not empower people- in the case of the Transition Towns movement the central message is optimism:
Over the past five years Transition initiatives propose answers and ways of addressing problems that today appear crucial at a survival level such as climate change and the economy. Transition towns propose ways of tackling our current labyrinthine mess and attempt to give answers to these crises which threaten livelihood and the planet, such as the economic crisis and climate change. Central to Transition towns is the meaning of resilience, a term better known in ecology and understood as the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change, so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity and feedbacks.
In this presentation we will examine methods of the communities in a transition process and the up to the present results.
Time and place:
11:00 am, Saturday, March 27th at the foyer of the Aliki movie theatre in the Athletic and Cultural Park of Nea Makri.
Nicholas Anastasopoulos/ Zina Razis
The meeting place for this public forum is the foyer of the Aliki movie theater (a component of the Athletic and Cultural center of Nea Makri) and is open to the public.
How to get there:
If coming by public transport (buses going to Marathon, Grammatiko and Ag. Marina all make stops there) the ex-military American base site is also a bus stop, so just notify that this is where you want to get off. From there the Aliki movie theater is a 5’ walk inside the Athletic and Cultural center of Nea Makri.
If coming by car from Marathon avenue driving towards Marathon, about 150 m after the Dionysos intersection and just after the fire station you need to slow down and turn right into the Athletic and Cultural center of Nea Makri. Park and walk to the movie theater.