|Peak Oil conference and IC connection||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:18:32 -0700 (PDT)|
Back on 12 Apr 2005 Tree Bressen (tree [at] ic.org) passed along: > Community Service, Inc. of Yellow Springs, Ohio, will be putting on its > second conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions to the coming > energy shortages/transitions to a more sustainable culture. Their > conference will be Friday eve Sept 23rd to Sunday aft, Sept 25th, 2005. > More info on last year's conference and talks is at > http://www.communitysolution.org See also Tree's full message at: http://lists.cohousing.org/pipermail/cohousing-l/msg21529.html There were a bunch of Peak Oil related messages about that time. Search for Peak Oil or simply go to the index page for April '05 (currently at (they shift as new messages are archived) : http://lists.cohousing.org/pipermail/cohousing-l/mail3.html Now a conference brochure has turned up at my house. One of the speakers is Diana Leafe Christian of Communities magazine. And Liz Walker of EcoVillage at Ithaca. It's sounding interesting. If I were closer to Ohio, I'd go. Since the topic came up in April here, I have heard a speech by Richard Heinberg who will be a keynote speaker at the conference. I'm convinced that declining available petroleum and corresponding increasing costs will bring major changes. How catastrophic they will be remains to be seen - depends on what we and the world do to prepare and and when. Unlike the Y2K predictions of doom that Rob compared some of the more dire pedictions with, the physical facts of Peak Oil are indisputable. Tho they do share the dependence on how we prepare. Arguably the Y2K outcome could have been very different if lots of effort at preparations and prevention had not been made. It is always hard to appreciate bad outcomes that are averted. The Early registration deadline (Sept 1) for the conference is creaping up on us. Hey, it's a fact of life that it is easier to get motivated to act as a deadline approaches :) Fred -- Loose Lips Deserve Pink Slips. Fire Karl Rove. Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Communications for Justice - My new listserv org. UU, Linux My Link Page: http://fholson.cohousing.org Ham radio:WB0YQM fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 (7am-10pm Central time)
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