Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate collective invites you to a screening of Power On, a short film by Ellen Burbidge and produced by Friends of the Earth, telling the story of the energy transformation in Gippsland.
One hundred years after the beginning of the Latrobe Valley coal industry, workers and communities are preparing for a whole new energy system powered by renewables.
At the same time, the first impacts of climate change are hitting our communities and ecosystems, and communities need to have conversations about how to respond and build resilience.
Through a series of inspiring and heartfelt interviews with leaders from across the Gippsland region, you will learn how communities are seizing the opportunities in renewable energy right now to build a better future.
After the film screening, we'll hear from local community members about their hopes and visions for the local area when it comes to tackling climate change.
Don’t miss out on this special event - RSVP today!
Afterwards, we'll head round the corner to the pub for a drink and chat, and we'd love you to join.
More info: The event is one stop along the way as part of the Act on Climate collective's Climate Impacts Road Trip. Read more info about the road trip and our work here.
Accessibility: The Portland Arts Centre is accessible via a ramp and railed stairs, and has an accessible toilet at the rear of the building. It has a hearing induction loop, good sight lines from all seats, and a recharge point for wheelchairs. The film will have subtitles displayed. Please contact us by replying to the auto-response email if you have any particular needs that we can accommodate for.
COVID safety: Winter is upon us, and we don't want anyone to go home with a new bug. We will provide face masks and hand sanitiser for anyone who wants to use them.
This event will take place on the lands of the Gunditjmara people, whose sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. There can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations people.