Monday, July 11, 2005

another community in action

"A coalition of organizations concerned with the idea of 'peak oil' " hosted a conference in Pasadena, California last weekend. Like the gathering mentioned in my previous post, this one also was inspired by a showing of The End of Suburbia, this time at a local Green Party convention.*

The conference will run back-to-back showings of "End of Suburbia" and will also offer workshops on how to prepare for the changes caused by "peak oil." Open-space conferencing will be available where attendees can identify critical issues and search for answers."What we're trying to do with the conference is focus on solutions," Cook said.
I have always felt that this is one of the best ways to facilitate action in response to a documentary--have a place for people to do something immediately afterwards. It also is an antidote for the paralysis that can come in response to getting the bad news of the film presents. I found I could only deal with the message of peak oil in conjunction with a message about solutions.

Would you like to see something like this happen in your community? Well the Post Carbon Institute has a screening guide that will take you step by step through the process of introducing peak oil to your friends, family and neighbors.

Haven't seen the video yet? Go to and order it today!

*see the previous entry

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