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Hearts and Minds debrief ‘Chasing Ice’

Following our very successful workshop on ‘The Economics of Happiness’ we held a debriefing workshop on the movie ‘Chasing Ice’.

Chasing Ice graphically but beautifully presents us with the chilling reality of climate change by showing heart-rending footage of rapidly retreating glaciers. It makes it very hard to ignore or deny what is happening to our planet. See this short video for an amusing and heart-warming testimonial from a new convert!

We used the time to share our personal reactions to the movie, our thoughts and feelings about its messages, the state of our climate and its implications for our future. We got to express and release some of the feelings that make it hard for us to face the scary possibilities the movie presents.

Then we got to think about what to do about the things we had learned, about the climate and about ourselves. One member suggested that we can’t truly do transition without doing internal transition!

It was a powerful session and we have decided to meet monthly from now on – our next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th Janurary, 7 pm at my home in Guildford. Please email me at rod.mitchell5@gmail.com for the address.


December Movie – Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice poster

Join us next week for the December movie night. We’ll be showing the recently released ‘Chasing Ice’, which follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Please join us for food and drinks at the Stirling Arms Hotel from 6 pm. Film screening at 7 pm, followed by more time to socialise and chat.
Entry by donation.

Note: Compared to our usual 2nd Tuesday, November is the 3rd Tuesday of the Month (19th November).

You can view the  trailer here

Hearts and Minds Group –  “after-Chasing Ice” gathering

We plan to get together on the Saturday just after “Chasing Ice” to fully process its implications and work through the challenges it poses. This is an important part of the “internal transition” so necessary for the overall transition our society has to go through.

We will meet at the Garrick Theatre from 2 – 4.30 on Saturday 23rd November.
A cuppa will be available

For more information contact Rod on 0427 428009 or email rod.mitchell5@gmail.com

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