Transition town group hosts film and discussion night

The Transition Town Group in Williams Lake will host a film and discussion night on Monday, Feb. 18 starting at 6 p.m.

The Transition Town Group in Williams Lake will host a film and discussion night on Monday, Feb. 18 starting at 6 p.m. at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre (old city fire hall)

The film to be shown is called The Crash Course by Chris Martenson.

The film addresses the question: “Have you ever wondered … is the global economic system sustainable … under the weight of ever-increasing debt and an economy dependent on growth?”

In 2010, the US government created more debt than the total of all the debt created in its history.

In other words the US (and many western countries) are on the verge of a financial collapse … so says Martenson.

Is he right? — the question to be debated in the discussion period.

Martenson weaves together the 3 E’s (economics, environment, and energy) into a narrative describing the unique reasons why the future that we are headed towards is unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime.

Using numerous graphs and charts he explains the historical context of our current situation and what we can do as individuals and as communities.

Highly recommended, this is a must see film.