“The Age of Stupid” connects Global to Local

In a school hall in rural England a group of enthusiasts have arranged a showing of this film by Franny Armstrong about the climate change, which is released through local events rather than mainstream cinemas. The meeting provides a microcosm of what it takes to connect a global issue to local and personal action.

Some 300 people stay on to discuss what they can do personally and as a community to reduce their carbon footprint. Some sign up to the 1010 campaign to reduce their footprint by 10% in “2010”, others agree to approach the local council to join “Transition Towns” and a group decide to attend the “The Wave” protest in London to stop climate change chaos. This connection of the global to local provides lessons for global health governance.

For more information see

The Age of Stupid

The 1010 Pledge

Transition Towns

“The Wave” march