Hot soup, mulled wine, and good chats with new and old friends in Warrnambool's deluxe never-seen-before secret cinema? You heard right - all that, and more!
Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate collective invites you to a screening of Power On, a short film by Ellen Burbidge (of The Juice Media) 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 community leaders from across the Gippsland region, you will learn about how communities are seizing the opportunities in renewable energy right now to build a better future.
After the film screening, we'll have dinner together and hear from local community members about their hopes and visions for the south west coast when it comes to tackling climate change.
Bring along: some mates, a cushion, bean bag or camp chair to get comfy with, and something to add to the potluck if you want!
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 film will be screened with subtitles displayed. The cinema room is accessed via stairs through the main entrance, but it is also possible to drive around the back and access the cinema room via the driveway, without stairs (however, that part of the driveway is quite wet so would probably need a 4wD). There is a toilet next to the cinema room, but unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible.
Please contact us by replying to the autoresponse email if you have any accessibility needs, and we will do our best to accommodate for everyone.
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.