Change The World Movie Night: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Come join the Cottonwood Institute for a screening of the documentary, The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, this Thursday, July 14th, 2008 at 6:30pm at the Fluid Coffee Bar in Denver. The movie is free and will be followed by a discussion of the film and how we can take action to help change the world!
Peak Oil is defined as the time when oil production reaches an all time peak, which can only be followed by a continual decline in production. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, Cuba’s economy hit rock bottom and the country experienced its own artificial peak oil crisis. Imports of food and oil were cut by more than half resulting in the loss of transportation, electricity, and fossil fuel based agriculture. In the film, The Power of Community, we hear from a number of individual Cubans who tell how they changed their lifestyle in order to survive the hardship. In order to transition from a fossil fuel based society cubans embraced practices such as local, organic and urban farming, alternative transportation, and community based living.
Guiding Question: If your community goes through a similar peak oil crisis, what would you do? How would you act? What skills would you need to develop in order to contribute to your local community to survive such a crisis?
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