A special screening of the short film Regenerating Australia will be held in Castle Hill on Thursday 4th August at 7pm in the Rebellion Room under Castle Hill Library.
Guest speaker will be Carolyn Hall, CEO of the Mulloon Institute, working with farmers to regenerate 2.5 million hectares of farmland.
Cattai Hills Environment Network is partnering with Hills 4 Climate Action to screen Regenerating Australia which will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tickets are $5 each which includes cake and tea or coffee.
Hills Shire Councillor Mila Kasby said: “I had the good fortune to see Regenerating Australia, the new short film by Damon Gameau at a Waste Conference I attended as a Councillor, earlier this year. I loved it so much that I wanted our community in the Hills to have a chance to see it too.
“Sometimes we don’t know what we want until a picture is painted for us …. or even just the beginnings of a picture which then sparks our own creativity and imagination to run a bit wild.
This film is a culmination of the hopes and dreams that a diverse group of regular Australians have for our country. It is a new story for our nation, a story of empowerment and solutions – a story of not just sustainability but of regeneration.
“We’re taken 8 years into the future where greener, more vibrant cities and communities are serviced by high-speed rail and powered by large-scale wind, solar, battery and hydrogen projects which employ thousands of people in well-paid jobs.
“Our landscapes and farmland come to life when regenerative agriculture and reforestation programs combine with indigenous knowledge and fire ecology to bring more people back onto the land.
“This vision, looking back from 2030 is full of hope and aspiration and most importantly, it is all possible. The solutions and technology featured in the film, all exist today and the pathway to this sustainable future is grounded in the research and modelling of organisations that have been advocating for this transition.
“The last three years have transformed Australians forever. We’ve lived through a combination of cataclysmic fires, devastating floods, and an unrelenting global pandemic which has left many of us and our communities traumatised.
“Our time in lockdown gave many of us time to reflect on what is really important. We want to feel safe, we value friendship, authenticity, freedom, and fairness. We want to see more action on climate and amplified First Nations voices.
“We also want more localised food, energy, incomes, and democracy. This film is a collaborative vision of a 2030 that is possible. It will very likely cheer you up and hopefully spark something within. “
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