Monday, 1 July 2013

JiT in July

The filmnight this month has a money and business theme. If you've ever wondered where all the money goes, or if there don't seem to be enough hours in the day to earn it, spend it, and pay all the bills, there might be some vital information for you in one or more of the three films. As usual, there'll be two short films starting at 7.30 pm (don't be late), followed by a 20 minute tea and chat break before the main feature starts. And of course, there's more tea and chat afterwards for those who want to mingle.

  • Grow your own fruit and veg - Tuesday 2 July, 7.30 - 9.00 pm at  La Source, Le Mont Vibert, St Ouen, JE3 2DS. Christine says:  We should be really starting to see the result of our labour by now, lots of veg are ready to be harvested.
  • Eco-transport in Jersey - Monday 8 July, 6.30 - 7.30 pm at the Curiosity Coffee Shop, 14 Sand St, St Helier. This meeting is to inspire ideas and discussion into ways to improve and make our transport system more eco-friendly here in Jersey. All initiatives, and ideas, big or small, are welcome!! Its good to meet with like minded, eco-aware people, so come along. All welcome
  • Jersey Climate Action Network (J-CAN) monthly meeting - Tuesday 9 July, 8.00 pm at Frances Le Sueur Centre, Les Mielles, St. Ouen's Bay. Jersey Air Quality Strategy and Action Plan (R.49/2013): to consider this recently published report, and the links between air quality and climate change. Campaigns and activities: to discuss campaigns and activities, including Transport Policy, Renewable Energy, and Recycling.
  • Occupy Love Meditation - Monday 15 July, 6.00 - 6.45 pm at Liberation Square, St Helier. Inspired by last month's JiT Filmnight film, you are invited to join us in Occupy Love Meditation: "Be the change you want to see in the World" - Mahatma Gandhi.
    18:00 to 18:30 - Sitting meditation, in your own style. This is entirely optional: we invite you to meditate on your heartfelt wish for well-being, peace and happiness for yourself and for all beings; breathing in love into your heart, breathing out love out from your heart; love for yourself, love for all beings. 18:30 to 18:40 - Optional sound bath: You can use any mantra or sound, for example, Om, Ah, Ong, Nah or any other sound that calls you personally. If you choose to move closer to one another, donate your physical presence, your positive energy and your voice. It's also a lot of fun and just sounds awesome to everyone around. You are welcome to come to the entire event or you can come for part of it. You can meditate the entire time, or you can chill and bask in the peace. Please feel free to bring your own cushion or stall for sitting meditation. Bring everyone! This is going to be a beautiful event that we will all remember! This is an event open to everyone, all ages, from every path, experienced or not. Let us come together as One Community. This is a movement that our entire world is creating together as one unified force to set the momentum for the future of our planet! "If you are a Buddhist, please come. If you are a Christian please come. If you are Jewish, Muslim, or belong to or identify with any other religions, creed or peace organization, please come. We shall learn together that wrong perceptions of self and others
    are at the foundation of separation, fear, hate, and violence; and that
    togetherness and collaboration is possible." - Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Filmnight: Money as Debt 3 - Evolution Beyond Money  (2011, 62 mins) - Saturday 20 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm at Communicare, Quennevais Rd, St Brelade. Paul Grignon's film presents an attractive picture of how money could work in the future. It is full of surprising specifics for creating a nurturing economy using technologies that exist right now. It demonstrates in simple terms why our primitive concept of money as a "single uniform commodity" is a root cause of dysfunction and injustice. The film illustrates in extensive and entertaining detail how a fundamental change how a fundamental change in our long-held concept of money, paired with recent breakthroughs in technology, opens the door to a liberated, self-balancing global "money" backed by real value and open to all. Preceded by Heart in Business and What the Economic Crisis Really Means, two short films with different but similar takes on the same subject. Free teas and coffees. All welcome.
  • JiT General Meeting - Wednesday 24 July, 7.30 - 9.00 pm in 'The Boardroom', The Townhouse, New St, St Helier. This is where we plan and discuss, and hear 'News from the groups'. If you have ideas for events, activities, groups or campaigns, please come along. All welcome.
  • Grow your own fruit and veg - Thursday 25 July, 2.00 pm. Meet in the car park of Durrell Wildlife Park, Les Augrès Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity. Christine says: I've arranged a zoo visit to look at how they grow the food for the animals.  It's organic, they have polytunnels and sound pleased to have us. All welcome. 
  • Qi Gong Walk and Talk, Maz Heaney - Sunday 28th July, 11.30 am - 12.30 pm, tea and chat 12.30 - 1.00 at Les Platons. Directions: drive past Trinity Church past the old Trinity Stores, take the next left , then next right, then first left. Car parking on the left, Qi Gong on the ''lawn'' area on the right. The Qi Gong walk and talk is limited to 16 people, please message Maz on Facebook or email to register. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, depending on the weather you may need a sunhat or raincoat in these unusual weather times. Chinese tea and chat afterwards ;o) Should the weather be really bad Maz will let people know via Facebook or email. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese exercise system for health and vitality. Gentle movements are linked to the breath and the flow of Qi. Qi is the Chinese word for '' life energy'' and Gong means ''work'' or ''benefits acquired through perseverance and practice''. The exercises are designed to massage the internal organs enabling them to function at their optimum whilst increasing the level of oxygen around the body. Maz has been practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi for 15 years and has also visited China for further training.
  • Green Drinks - Tuesday 30 July, 7.30 - 9.00 pm The Townhouse, New St, St Helier. No agenda, no hassle. Put your feet up among like-minded folk, and chat about the stuff that matters.
Upcycling is talking a well-earned summer break, and will be back in action in September.

There is a worldwide 'United Global Monsanto Mega March' on Saturday 20 July. Quite a few of us joined the similar 'March Against Monsanto' in St Helier in May, and this will be bigger and better. I'm not sure what is planned in Jersey yet, but there will be more details on Facebook nearer the time.