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Film Screening: The Wisdom to Survive

UPDATE: This film generated an excellent discussion among the crowd who attended on Nov. 30. It will be shown by other groups in the area, thanks to Transition Bay St Margarets, so if you haven’t seen it yet, we encourage you to attend! Coming soon to the Council of Canadians at the Mahone Bay Centre.

THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people.

Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.

Amongst those featured are Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne, Richard Heinberg, Gus Speth, Stephanie Kaza, Nikki Cooley and Ben Falk.

Wisdom-to-Survive-posterFree admission. All ages welcome. Donations gladly accepted to support our Project.

Snacks for sale: popcorn, baked goods, coffee, tea and non-alcoholic drinks.

More info and reviews of the film here.

Show times:

  • 7:00 pm: Doors open
  • 7:30 pm: 30 minute short (TBA)
  • 8:15 pm: Feature Film: The Wisdom to Survive  (56 min)
  • Guided discussion to follow for those interested

In cooperation with Transition Bay St. Margarets.

New Board of Directors

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Our new board of directors met for the first time on April 23. We are very pleased to have an expanded team. Our new board members have a wealth of career and volunteer experience working with non-profits, for-profits, community development, … Continue reading