With speakers from Global Ecovillage Network,
The Community Solution, CultureChange.org & Communities Magazine; Richard Heinberg, "Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World;" Joel Salatin, local organic farmer, author of
"You Can Farm," & featured on cover of May/June 2006 Mother Jones; music, films & more
The DC Petrocollapse Conference
Surviving Peak Oil: Economic Doom or Transformation?
Culture Change and Sustainable Post-Petroleum Living
Conference * Saturday May 6 * 9 am - 7 pm
All Souls Church, Unitarian * 16th & Harvard Streets, NW
Washington DC near Adams Morgan (Red) or
Columbia Heights (Green) Metro Stations * Directions * Map
Register now to attend! www.petrocollapse.org
FEATURING DC PREMIER OF NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM:
"The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
The sudden effects of perpetual oil shortage are likely to strike within the next three years. Are we prepared? Sponsored by Culture Change, the DC "Post-Petroleum Sustainable Living" Conference will present the facts behind the hype about Peak Oil, explore the root factors of our present "oil-addicted" condition, and envision the strategies that we need to bypass unhelpful institutional barriers and achieve post-Peak Oil economic sustainability.
Experts on peak oil and the geological depletion of oil reserves, and advocates for small-scale agriculture, alternative energy and local sustainable economics will discuss "petrocollapse," the imminent failure of the petroleum infrastructure to continue to provide the myriad goods and services that our consumer economy has grown accustomed to. Multimedia presentations and multiple films will demonstrate solutions to the audience.
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Albert Bates, Global Ecovillage Network
Diana Leafe Christian, Communities Magazine
Richard Heinberg, Powerdown: Options and
Actions for a Post-Carbon World
Jan Lundberg, CultureChange.org & Auto-Free Times
Mark Robinowitz, Permatopia & OilEmpire.US
Michael Kane, From the Wilderness publications
Joel Salatin, PolyFace Farms & You Can Farm
Faith Morgan & Pat Murphy, Community Solution
John Darnell, PhD Energy Advisor
Jenna Orkin, Moderator &
World Trade Center Environmental Organization
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!
Register online via PayPal at http://petrocollapse.org
Cost is "sliding scale" up to $100. Scholarships and work exchange arrangements are available for students, activists, and others. Send us an email with details of your situation, and/or what time or energy you may have for volunteer activity for the conference. Send to Ethan@...
Contact conference coordinator Ethan Genauer if you have any problems registering OR for more details at : Ethan@...
AND (202) 966 2202
At The Petrocollapse Conference we will ask
* What are we facing now as the economy prepares
to hit the wall known as resource limits?
Will growth suddenly implode?
* What will be the effects of Peak Oil (a geological
phenomenon caused by depletion or exhaustion of oil reserves)
and petrocollapse (an economic and social phenomenon)
on food supply and other services we depend on?
* What mitigation strategies are possible?
* What is the role of the market in determining
how severe the effect of shortage
stemming from geological depletion will be ?
* Upon upheaval, deprivation, and a restructuring of
social relations in a "new" local economics system,
will we choose to create a sustainable culture?
** contact conference coordinator Ethan in DC **
(202) 966 2202
For more info, see http://petrocollapse.org
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