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A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

A Conscientious Projector Presentation
May 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Armory Center for the Arts

It is commonly accepted in environmental activism circles that consumerism in America and other parts of the world has been a key driver of global climate change. This fascinating documentary from Happen Films offers an alternative vision focusing on the intentional community of Wurruk’an in Gippsland Australia, where a group of (mostly) millennials engaged in a challenging but enlightening year-long experiment in simple living, organic farming, energy descent and building tiny houses. Their devoted efforts emerge as meaningful personal choices for living in alignment with the natural world and for collectively taking corrective measures addressing modern day environmental, economic and social crises.

In telling the ambitious project’s story, co-directors Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander seek insight and analysis from some of the world’s leading advocates for sustainability and change: Helena Norberg-Hodge (local economy), David Holmgren (permaculture), Nicole Foss (energy/finance), Ted Trainer (simplicity), Bill Metcalf (intentional community) and Graham Turner (limits of growth).

For our community discussion following the film, we turn to dedicated local community organizer Brian Biery to guide us. Brian has been a contributor to and supporter of Conscientious Projector from its inception.

The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond Avenue in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. For more information contact Marty Coleman at 818.517.8878 or visit www.wurrukan.org.

NOTE: CONSCIENTIOUS PROJECTOR WILL BE TAKING A 3-MONTH HIATUS FROM JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. OUR MONTHLY EVENTS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.

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