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Transition Friday @ the Meaningful Movies - A collection of Short Films on Local Economies

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Transition Friday @ the Meaningful Movies - A collection of Short Films on Local Economies

Time: May 3, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Keystone Congregational Church
Street: 5019 Keystone Place N.
City/Town: Wallingford Seattle, WA 98103
Website or Map: http://www.meaningfulmovies.o…
Event Type: movies
Organized By: Sue McGann
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2013

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TRANSITION FRIDAY!  An evening focused on resilient community and positive solutions at a local level!

The Transition Movement sees a future with reduced energy and material resource availability which requires us to relocalize our economies.  Economic growth has become unsustainable and unhealthy both to our communities and life on our planet.  We cannot continue to consume five planets worth of resources.

What might resilient, sustainable economies look like?   What are examples of local businesses that are already moving in this direction and how will our communities not just survive, but thrive?

What is a collaborative space? a hacker space?  What is a “Local Living Economy”? a sharing economy?  What is the “information economy” really going to be?

How can we divest from Wall Street and the banksters to create resilient safety nets for our communities by reinvesting in our local economy?  How can we shift economic development away from the big box stores to retaining and supporting small local entrepreneurs that already live in and have a stake in our local communities?  In addition to supporting them, how do we incubate resilient local businesses that we will need?

This collection of shorts will begin to answer these questions.

Join us following the film for a facilitated community discussion.

(Event is FREE and open to the public! ...but Donations are kindly accepted).

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