“The End of Suburbia” is a documentary film concerning peak oil and its implications for the suburban lifestyle, written and directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Gregory Greene. It was shown to the public on the Thursday 31st March at 8pm in the Ruby Room of the Kings Head pub on High Street. It was followed by a short questions and answers session with James Glynn of ASPO Ireland (Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas Irish Chapter).
Finally a constructive reality check and explanation of the effects of the oil ‘crisis’ on the conditions and quality of life for us all. While the film is quite hard hitting, dare I say it verges on a ‘stress test’ for most of us, it’s purpose is to help us take control and promote a community approach to sustainable living. This was the first in a series of fortnightly Thursday film screenings by Transition Galway in the Kings Head pub. See upcoming details on links below.
Transition Galway is one of the hundreds of Transition Initiatives around the world. Peak oil and climate change have rapidly moved up in people’s awareness in recent years, but often, particularly in relation to peak oil, solutions tend to be thin on the ground. Transition Galway will hope to serve as a catalyst for community led responses to the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change at a local level in Galway. Transition Galway will work to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities to create initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
I strongly recommend looking up the links and who knows we might even start a Transition Claregalway.
Denise Griffin, River Oaks, Claregalway.
Contact for Transition Galway/Links:
- Mary Greene (085) 731 8953
- Caoimhin O Maolallaigh (087) 125 4817
- Facebook Group
- Watch Online