9252Sunday talk on "Coping with peak oil & climate change"
- Sep 3, 2009On Sunday, September 6, Mark Juedeman of Transition Houston will
explain how they help folks prepare for Peak Oil and Climate
Change. His talk will be at the monthly meeting of Houston Climate
Protection Alliance at 1:15 pm at First Unitarian Universalist
Church, 5200 Fannin. The Transition Movement brings people together
who are concerned about "how can our community respond to the
challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil and Climate
Change?" Mark is a petroleum professional and rides a bicycle.
The Transition Movement is a grass-roots initiative and process to
address the twin crises of climate change and peak oil. Originating
in the UK, it has spread worldwide in just three years, with
Transition Towns established on every continent save
Antarctica. Transition seeks to plan for energy descent, aiming for
local resilience through relocalization of all critical aspects of
the economy: food, merchandise, health, transportation, energy,
etc. Transition Initiatives emphasize a positive community response
to climate and petroleum challenges, recognizing that uncoordinated
individual efforts may be too dilute and government efforts often too
wrong, too little, and too slow.
In his talk, Mark will explain:
* Origin of the Transition Movement
* Elements of the Transition process
* Examples of Transition efforts from around the world
* Transition Houston and neighborhood Transition Initiatives
* Upcoming Transition events and projects
* Training for Transition class to be offered in November
Transition Houston holds monthly meetings on the first Monday of
every month from 7-9PM at Urban Harvest, 2311 Canal Street, Houston,
and all are welcome to attend. Their website is
For more information, contact Nancy Edwards 713-661-9737
needwards@... or Nan Hildreth 713-842-6643.
Nan Hildreth 713-842-6643
Action is the antidote to despair....