Posts Tagged ‘event’

Ideas & Information

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The header now says “ideas and commentary, mostly about sustainability and politics” rather than the previous “engaging with sustainability”. I am no political correspondent, obviously, but I am developing an interest in politics, so the header now accurately reflects that. I changed the categories of some of my posts, also, for that reason.

I have no idea what is going on with Ideas & Information. There is a slight change in its direction with every thought I have, it seems—I thought a programme of thoughtful workshops and lectures would be great; I thought I’d concentrate on workshops; I briefly thought about disseminating a series of “introduction to…” leaflets ( introduction to energy, introduction to fairtrade, et cetera); I started to focus on organising a screening of Pig Business; I wanted to give away sunflowers for people to enjoy; I’d really like to work with educational institutions and small businesses who are interested in reducing their environmental impact; I’d like to start a waste project; and I recently thought that to organise an ordinary people’s version of TED Global would be fantastic.

I am supposed to be distributing leaflets and posters to get people interested in working with me, but I haven’t started with that yet. I would love to be able to do everything I have in mind. It just seems that things can take a long time to start progressing.

Pig Business

Friday, February 12th, 2010

There is, hopefully, going to be a screening of the film Pig Business, with speakers, a discussion, and a roasting pig.

The film is about factory farming and the impacts it has. This is to be the first Ideas & Information event, chosen to be the first because I thought it would be reasonably simple to organise a film screening. I thought that if there was food it would encourage people to come along, and if there were notable speakers and a discussion it would be more of an event rather than simply a film screening.