Thursday, March 09, 2006

Meetup Groups

Last night our Oil Awareness Meetup Group met. It is always invigorating to be with other folks concerned about Peak Oil. We want to promote our group and increase our membership and activities. We have plans for screenings of The End of Suburbia and Community Solution's soon-to-be-released documentary The Power of Community. It's about how Cuba survived the sudden cut off from their oil supply when the Soviet Union dissolved.

We would eventually like to host our own conference, like the New York City group is doing. Peak Oil NYC is encouraging people from Meetup groups to attend their Energy Solutions Conference April 27-29. If there is interest they can set up an opportunity to network.

If you would like to take action and connect with other people, joining or starting a Meetup group is a great way to get involved. Many groups have their own websites besides the Meetup pages. Sydney Peak Oil has a list of links. They are promoting the idea that all groups should adopt a universal name protocol of [cityname]peakoil. Portland Peak Oil has a neat website.

As "Scoop" Nisker says, "If you don't like the news... go out and make some of your own!"

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