New World is an environmental road movie. The director travelled across France for four years, looking for people and local initiatives which bring hope for a more cohesive society, a better world for his two children. From collective intelligence to circular economy, local currencies to the idea of a basic income, this film is our guide on the discovery of this new world.
As a father of two young children, the director considered their future and the prospects provided by society. Against a backdrop of gloomy rhetoric, frequent pessimism, widespread crisis, he wanted to outline a positive vision, a new outlook to “re-engage” attention to societal development. He decided to focus on promising experiments and initiatives, and to highlight opinions and approaches in place “here and now”.
Why we selected this film
A positive film which gives hope for real change through the many individuals who are uniting and showing their talent, initiative and creativity to make a better world. A breath of fresh air!
Give your time
• Volunteer with solidarity associations, fair trade activities, or other charitable arenas
• Spread the word on info, news and petitions related to local and international solidarity and how everyone can make a different in their everyday lives
• Work with your school: take charge and build awareness in your school community. You could help your institution become a model for sustainability.
• Take action at work: encourage your employer to choose ecological products from fair trade sources to sell/use/manufacture.
• Make a Facebook group calling on your favorite brand to transition to 100% fair trade
• Write to your preferred brands by posting on their Facebook wall
• Ask your local grocers and storekeepers to offer more fair trade products
Have the Amap (Associations to maintain family farming) reflex
These associations maintain a direct link between farmers and consumers.
By subscribing to Amap, the buyer chooses the frequency and quantity of fruits and vegetables they need/wish, then comes to pick them up on a regular basis at one of the network’s POPs.
To find an Amap close to you: www.reseau-amap.org
Consuming locally produced food reduces the number of intermediaries, shortens highly polluting transportation and contributes greatly to reinforce the economic vitality of our regions.
To learn more: bioetlocalcestlideal.org
Use renewable sources
Once your home is well-insulated and well-equipped, you can go even further by using renewable energy sources – at no cost!
Solar power can heat up to 60% of your daily hot water use or provide 40% of your daily electricity use. You can also capture heat from the soil by using a heat pump.