Wednesday, 30th October at 7.30pm at the Dress Circle, Main Corner, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier. Doors open at 7.00pm .Also Tuesday 29th October at 7.30 p.m. at Kingston Football Clubrooms
Dr Gavin Mudd, Senior Lecturer (Environmental Engineering) from the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne will discuss the potential impacts of unconventional gas exploration and mining on our water aquifers.
Mr Brian March, spokesman for Eyre Peninsula Community Mine To Port Consultative Committee will talk about issues local residents are facing as the result of proposed iron ore mining in the Eyre Peninsula.
Friday, 8th November at 7.30pm at the Dress Circle, Main Corner, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier.
(Please enter through Institute Building, Leadlight room entrance. Doors open at 7.00pm)
CINEMA CAS Film
Fractured Country: An Unconventional Invasion /38min/ Australia directed by Brendan Shoebridge. Trailer at Lock the Gate
Professor David Shearman will talk on “Potential Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Projects.” David is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide South Australia and formerly Head of the Department of Medicine Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is Honorary Secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and was a founding member. He has written many books including “Green or Gone, health, ecology, plagues, greed and our future”, “The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy” and “Climate Change Litigation”.
Friday, 3rd May, Main Corner, Dress Circle, 1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier.
The Economics of Happiness / UK / 65min
Doors open 6.30pm, Film 7.00pm / Tickets at the Door by Donation /Supper afterwards.
“The Economics of Happiness” is both hard-hitting and inspiring and demonstrates that millions of people across the world are already engaged in building a better world – that small scale initiatives are happening on a large scale. The film shows that countless initiatives are united around a common cause; rebuilding more democratic, human scale, ecological and local economies – the foundation of an ‘economics of happiness.’ It features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet's government in exile. They tell us that resource depletion, pollution, climate change and economic instability give us little choice; we need to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction, we will not only begin to heal the earth, but also to restore our own sense of wellbeing. “The Economics of Happiness” restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.
View the films website http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/