November 2008

LIVING LIGHTLY NEWS

LIVING LIGHTLY AND LOCALLY SHOWCASE

David Chernushenko will host  a new event on Nov. 16 with the support of Sustainable Ottawa and the Environment Committee of Old Ottawa South. The Living Lightly and Locally Showcase at the Mayfair Theatre will introduce and promote the ideas of living lightly.

The green showcase will feature a screening of the film Be The Change, as well as presentations and displays by exhibitors offering green products, services and assistance to help the community live more lightly and locally.

Exhibitors will include local businesspeople ranging from an architect to a yoga instructor, as well as organic food suppliers and other retailers, and community and environmental groups.

This will hopefully become a model for future events in other communities in this city.

Living Lightly and Locally Showcase
Sunday, Nov 16

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St. (at Sunnyside)

Admission by $10 donation for adults and $2 for students/children.

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BE THE CHANGE RESOURCE GUIDE

Now that Be the Change is out on DVD, we’re creating a resource guide to help enhance the viewing experience. The guide – still a work in progress – will include information on hosting a screening, discussion points, activities and more.

To see and download the resource guide, and to find other information about the film, click here.

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UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Be the Change is catching on! If you haven’t seen it yet, order the DVD from our Web site or try to attend one of these upcoming screenings:

ALTA VISTA LIBRARY
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm

2516 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa
Free admission. Seating for 40 people only; arrive early.

OTTAWA CINEMA POLITICA
Friday, Nov. 14, 7 pm

MacDonald Hall Auditorium
150 Louis Pasteur
University of Ottawa
Screening and group discussion, open to all

McGILL UNIVERSITY
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6 pm

Moot Court
Faculty of Law
New Chancellor Day Hall, Moot Court
3644 Peel St.
Montreal

BLACK SHEEP INN
Monday, Nov. 24, 7 – 9 pm
420 Riverside
Wakefield, Quebec

BRITTON’S MAGAZINE & BOOKSHOP DVD SIGNING
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 – 2 pm
846 Bank St.
Ottawa

The film has also been accepted in the 3rd Annual Green Reel Environmental Film Festival, which will present Be the Change on Saturday, Jan. 17 at The City Playhouse Theatre in Vaughan, ON.

To see the complete screening schedule and to check for updates, please visit click here.

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ORGANIZE YOUR OWN SCREENING

Do you want to share our hopeful message with your family, friends and community? Please consider hosting a screening/discussion of Be the Change in your town, neighbourhood or living room. For more information, call David Chernushenko at 613-730-0870.

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NEW FILM PROJECT

The Living Lightly team is currently working on a new film with the working title Powerful!: Re-energizing People, Communities and Economies. In it, David Chernushenko explores where our energy comes from, who controls and profits from it, and what it will take to ensure a clean, safe and reliable energy future. He visits places in Europe where renewable energy provides power, creates local jobs and gets people active in building stronger communities, then tries to find out what’s stopping us from doing the same in North America.

We’ll keep you updated on the film’s progress in future newsletters and on the Living Lightly Web site.

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