Film & Feast is back, and so are we!February 2, 2016
We hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Transition Bondi is back in full swing, and so is our Film & Feast series, kicking off TONIGHT at Chapel by the Sea with the underwater masterpiece, Planet Ocean! We hope to see you there for a delicious vegan meal followed by a spectacular film about the beauty and mysteries of the sea. RSVP here if you haven’t already. You won’t want to miss this movie! And we have six more inspiring environmental documentaries lined up after that, including the highly acclaimed new climate change film This Changes Everything by journalist Naomi Klein.
March marks our first themed month for Film & Feast: Transport Month! This means films about bicycles, electric cars and other forms of alternative transportation and fuel. Each month will also have a personal challenge, so start getting those biking muscles in shape!
On February 13, you’ll find Transition Bondi fixing bikes and lending out reusable coffee mugs at the Bondi Farmers Market, and on February 14, we’ll be spending our Valentine’s Day giving love to the garden at 241 Bondi Road to lay the foundation for the community garden project that will roll out later this year. Check out our calendar of events for all the deets and dates!
This message is just to whet your appetite; we’ll be back soon with a full February newsletter–featuring more exciting events and announcements as well as old favourites like our Volunteer of the Month profile. In the meantime, we look forward to reconnecting and gearing up for a jam-packed 2016!
Your friends in sustainability,
MARCH IS TRANSPORT MONTH!
In attempt to delve deeper into the issues affecting our community and planet, Transition Bondi is introducing themed months in 2016 to coincide with our weekly Film & Feast events. March is Transport Month, during which we’ll screen documentaries about cycling and alternative transportation to shed light on both the challenges of our fossil fuel-based transport system and the progress that’s been made over the past few decades. Transport Month will commence on March 2 withBicycle the Film, an entertaining story about the modern bicycle, its birth, decline and rebirth in the land of its invention: Britain. After the film, we’ll discuss the state of cycling in Sydney, including the controversial new laws and penalties introduced recently by the NSW government.
Electric and hybrid cars will also take center stage when we show Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car. The rest of the month is still being planned out so let us know if you have any ideas for fantastic films or speakers relating to the theme of alternative transport, or future themes such as Energy, Permaculture and Water. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or to volunteer in the kitchen!
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF COMMUNITY
Have you heard the big news? Transition Bondi is building a community garden at 241 Bondi Road, and we raised more than $20,000 in a crowdfunding campaign last year to do so! If you haven’t seen updates about the garden in a while, that’s because it’s still being envisioned, which is taking a little longer than expected since it’s a big project that we want to make a huge success! Rest assured that we’re thinking, talking and designing away so we can finalise a blueprint and start building the garden soon. Our first Dig Day will be held on Valentines Day, February 14, for anyone interested in helping out or learning more about the community garden. Keep tabs on the garden’s Facebook page for regular updates. If you have gardening, landscaping or permaculture design skills, we’d especially love to hear from you!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: Planet Ocean
An elegantly filmed documentary, Planet Ocean takes us on a beautiful adventure into the strangest domains of our planet – the oceans. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand – the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, whose previous environmental documentary work includes the Home Project – this award-winning documentary pivots around the relationship between the Earth’s oceans and the entire planet’s ecosystem. More information and booking details here!Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: Veducated
Join us for a delicious three-course vegan meal along with a screening of Vegucated, which follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time. More information and booking details here!Saturday, February 13, 2016, Bondi Farmers Market, 9am-1pm
BIKE TWEAK & BONDI MUGGERS
Get your bike in top shape and learn maintenance skills along the way with our free bike workshop at the Bondi Beach Farmers Market. The Bondi Muggers will also be out in full force, lending reusable coffee mugs to help raise awareness about the one billion takeaway cups and lids that end up in Australian landfills each year.Sunday, February 14, 2016, 241 Bondi Road Community Garden Hub, 10am-noon
Get your hands dirty, meet new people and learn all about building a community garden and growing your own food. This will be the first official Dig Day of 2016. Check out ourgarden’s Facebook page for more details.Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: Carbon Nation
Join us for a fantastic three-course local organic vegan meal and an optimistic documentary. Carbon Nation is a solutions based, non-preachy, non-partisan film about tackling climate change. More information and booking details here!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: This Changes Everything
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. More information and booking details here!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: Bicycle the Film
Join us for an amazing three-course vegan feast and a brilliant start to Transport Month with a movie about the revolution occurring on two wheels. Bicycle, directed by BAFTA winning director and keen cyclist Michael B.Clifford, tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it’s birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. More information and booking details here!
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: Who Killed the Electric Car?
The second event for Transport Month will feature this groundbreaking documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation. In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline. Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almost entirely gone. What happened? Why should we be haunted by the ghost of the electric car? More information and booking details here!
Saturday, March 12, 2016, Bondi Farmers Market, 9am-1pm
BIKE TWEAK & BONDI MUGGERS
Get your bike in top shape and learn maintenance skills along the way with our free bike workshop at the Bondi Beach Farmers Market. The Bondi Muggers will also be out in full force, lending reusable coffee mugs to help raise awareness about the one billion takeaway cups and lids that end up in Australian landfills each year.
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 241 Bondi Road Community Garden Hub, 10am-noon
Get your hands dirty, meet new people and learn all about building a community garden and growing your own food. By March, we should be starting official work on building the new community garden. Check out our garden’s Facebook page for more details.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 95 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach, 7pm
FILM & FEAST: Revenge of the Electric Car
In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.More information and booking details here!
WE NEED YOU!
Help us build a conscious community in Bondi and make some new friends in the process. We have lots of roles in the kitchen, garden, market, organising committee and beyond. Email us at email@example.com for more information or to get involved!
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Transition Bondi is part of Transition Sydney Inc.
We look forward to catching up with you!