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Carlow County Environmental Network are partnering with their counterparts in Kildare and Wexford to screen a series of environmental films in the Visual Carlow. The series will start with 2040 on October 5th from 6.30 – 9pm. They are inviting all community groups interested in environmental issues to attend.
The scale of the environmental crisis humanity is facing can feel overwhelming. Over the course of 5 months Carlow, Wexford and Kildare environmental networks hope to break these issues down through the media of film. Each film night will tackle a theme in an attempt to provide insight into bigger picture. Our first film will tackle climate change, followed by the issues of feeding and clothing ourselves as well as the waste we generate. Our final night in February will be a family friendly event where people can discuss any issues raised during the other nights. Each night is themed, and time has been allowed for chatting about solutions, or just about how we feel about what we learned. The aim of the evenings is to break a huge problem manageable pieces and tackle the elephant of environmental crisis one bite at a time.
The Visual Carlow is wheelchair and buggy accessible. Expected runtime is 7-9pm. The bar will be open serving tea, coffee, alcohol and snacks. Please book your free ticket through:
7th December - The Story of Stuff and The Story of Plastic
Before Chirstmas this year County Carlow Environmental Network invites you to consider the gifts you'll buy, and the materials and lifecycles of the objects we share in our throwaway culture. The Story of Stuff, a film about the things we buy and throw away will launch an honest conversation about our consumption-crazed culture.
The Story of Plastic is a searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back, The Story of Plastic is a life-changing, Emmy-winning film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
The bar will be open for this event and everyone is invited to stay for a facilitated chat after the film.
11th Januray 2023 - Fashionscapes and the Labour Behind the Label
1st February 2023 - Regeneration: How do we move forward? (Film TBD)
About the organisers
The CCEN is a voluntary organisation that aims to empower the communities of Carlow town and county to take action in tackling current environmental issues through simple, positive actions. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at An Gairdín Beo in Carlow Town at 7pm. New members are always welcome.
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