Friday, September 09, 2005

Meetup.com


Today I bit the bullet and signed on as the organizer for the Atlanta area Oil Awareness Meetup Group.

What is Meetup? Its an internet service that allows people with shared interests to hook up in 3D. Our interest is "oil awareness." We get together once a month, the same day as people from all over the world who are concerned about Peak Oil do.

There are over 2,000 people who have registered for this interest in 85 different groups. (There are over a million members total.) It used to be for free, but they started charging a fee recently. Someone basically has to step up to the plate and pay it, and hopefully get reimbursed by the group at some point. I decided to do it as I would love to see some Peak Oil activities in Atlanta.

Our group is interested in "Peak Oil, alternative energy, activism, sustainable communities, spreading the word, alternative vehicles, and anything you want to bring to the table."

I sent out invitations and was happy to see that four people responded immediately. I guess they were waiting for someone to start it up. One person said she has the The End of Suburbia DVD and she is looking for places to show it. Maybe she can help Fay and I put something together for her town.

Since going to the Bioneers mixer I am inspired to pursue more face to face contacts. If we are going to build sustainable communities we need to get together!

So how about you? What is happening in your town that you can get or are involved in? I'd love to hear about it. Leave me a comment!

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GSUEagles said...

My wife and i are interested in talking to people about communities.