Film Premiere: Sustainable Futures - Communities in Action

CEESP News: by The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN)

CCRN presents a new documentary, "Sustainable Futures - Communities in Action," premiering June 5th, 2020.

See what can happen when a community protects its environment, ensures food for all, and finds its own path to sustainable livelihoods. Travel from a neighbourhood of urban Halifax, in eastern Canada, to Nuu-chah-nulth territory on Canada’s west coast, and from the community of Papendorp, South Africa, to the island of Koh Pitak, in Thailand. A trailer is available.

local action and local solutions

All around the world, people in their local communities are tackling some of the biggest global challenges… the climate, the environment, and how to sustain economies and livelihoods. The actions these communities are taking, the solutions they are finding, can inspire a way forward for all of us. 

See the trailer here.

Each community has its own culture and its own story, but all are working toward a future built on the power of community, on local decision-making, and on more sustainable ecosystems and economies. These communities, and many more, leading the way to a sustainable world.

Dartmouth Food Centre (Canada)

“People in the community feel that they have a voice and they have the ability to make the changes they want in their community.” – Tammy Shields, Dartmouth Food Centre

Koh Pitak (Thailand)

“There are three ways we are helping conserve our fish stocks: seeding giant clams, creating homes for the fish, and taking care of the environment.” – Akrom, Koh Pitak fisher

Ebenhaeser/Papendorp (South Africa)

“Our ancestors managed the river because they were here to see and do it while the government is far away.” – Sara Afrika, Community Elder

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation (Canada)

“We are putting forth new ideas but have the same values as our ancestors. It is our responsibility to look after not just our people but also the environment and how we do that in modern times is a juggling act.” – Terry Dorward, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Councillor

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