EcoEmails

This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at muffinkimber@gmail.com

H2Oil June 10, 2010

Filed under: climate change,Events,Peak Oil — ecoemails @ 9:21 am

Aha another film about the Canadian Tar sands… H2Oil but this time talking about the water issues.

Crude oil produced from the oil sands is the dirtiest oil in the world. It uses a lot of energy and a lot of water and leave a very large environmental footprint compared to all other forms of oil extraction. The process of oil sands extraction uses up to 4 barrels of fresh water to produce one barrel of crude oil.

H2Oil follows a voyage of discovery, heartbreak and politicization in the stories of those attempting to defend water in Alberta against tar sands expansion. Unlikely alliances are built and lives are changed as they come up against the largest industrial project in human history.

Watch trailer HERE and find screenings HERE.

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Dirty Oil June 2, 2010

Filed under: climate change,Energy,Events,Peak Oil,Protest — ecoemails @ 9:08 am

There is a new documentary coming out called Dirty Oil which goes deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Northern Alberta, Canada.

It is a David and Goliath battle between the First Nation communities and environmentalists fighting against the Governments of Alberta and Canada, as well as the world’s largest multinational oil corporations in a bid to stop tar sands expansion.

Here, vast and toxic oil sands supply the U.S. with the majority of its oil. Told through the eyes of scientists, “big oil” officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly effected by “the largest industrial project on the planet today”, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to uncover the emotional and irreversible toll this “black gold rush” is taking on our planet.

Watch the trailer HERE or click HERE for screenings.

Canadian Tar sands emit on average three times more CO2 than conventional oil production.

 

Coconut Revolution – CANCELLED August 3, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Events,Peak Oil,TThackney — ecoemails @ 8:58 am

Monday 10th August (7.30 – 9pm) – Coconut Revolution (Film screening)

THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!

 

Carbon Conversations and Carbon Ration Action Groups talk July 9, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Energy,Peak Oil,TThackney — ecoemails @ 8:53 am

Carbon Conversations and Carbon Ration Action Groups

Arcola Theatre

27 Arcola St, Dalston, Hackney

July 13th (7 to 9pm)

(followed by TThcragackney meeting).

Carbon Conversations is a guide to creating your personal Energy Descent Action Plan, at your own pace and with sensitivity to your own circumstances and lifestyle.

Carbon Ration Action Groups is a committed forum for those who wanted to prove to themselves and to the wider world that there are people who want to  move onto a sustainable emissions strategy.

www.carbonrationing.org.uk

tthackney.org

 

Skiing in the Desert July 8, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Energy,Peak Oil,Travel — ecoemails @ 5:32 pm

If you go skiing in the Skiing in the Desert….

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One day spent on the artificial slopes at Ski Dubai eats up as much oil as the average American driver burns in their gas tank in 1 month. The ski dome in Dubai uses the energy equivalent of 3,500 barrels of oil a day. Around the same number of people visit the complex every day. So the energy use is around 1 barrel per visitor per day. A standard barrel of oil should power the average vehicle for around 1,000 miles of driving.

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Transition Town Hackney Events June 21, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Clothes,Energy,Events,Food,Peak Oil,TThackney — ecoemails @ 11:02 am

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www.tthackney.org

 

Permaculture Picture house June 2, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Events,Food,Peak Oil — ecoemails @ 11:41 am

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