May 6, DC Petrocollapse Conference: Culture Change and Sustainable Post-Petroleum Living
Culture Change and Sustainable Post-Petroleum Living
"The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
All Souls Unitarian Church
16th and Harvard Streets, NW, Washington D.C.
Columbia Heights Metro Station
Saturday, May 6, 2006 9 am - 7 pm
At The Petrocollapse Conference we will ask
known as resource limits? Will growth suddenly implode?
* How will Peak Oil (a geological phenomenon) and petrocollapse (an economic and social phenomenon) effect 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?
DC PETROCOLLAPSE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
*Albert Bates Global Ecovillage Network; author
*Diana Leafe Christian Communities Magazine
*Richard Heinberg Author, The Party's Over and Powerdown
*Michael Kane From the Wilderness publications
*Jan Lundberg Oil industry analyst; http://culturechange.org
*Jenna Orkin Moderator; World Trade Center Environmental Org.
*Joel Salatin Organic Agriculturalist, http://polyfacefarms.com
*Mark Robinowitz http://Oilempire.us; author, Permatopia
*David Room Post Carbon Institute; Global Public Media
Register online via PayPal at http://petrocollapse.org/register.html
check out the DC PetroCollapse Conference press release below
DC Petrocollapse Conference: May 6, 2006
All Souls Church, Unitarian 16th & Harvard, Washington, D.C
Conference organizer and speaker Jan Lundberg is a former oil industry analyst who ran the market research firm Lundberg Survey. Lundberg, who quit serving the oil industry so he could put his knowledge to use to protect the environment, says "M. King Hubbert, who developed the theory of peak oil, observed that we do not have an energy crisis but rather a culture crisis. This fits with the theme of the Washington DC Petrocollapse Conference that there is no technofix for our energy dilemma. Society will have to bring about a closer level of community and rediscover what grassroots economies are all about."
The May 6th conference will feature Richard Heinberg, the most-read peak oil author (The Party's Over, and Powerdown). Films and music will be also offered as part of a varied program to stimulate discussion and action by attendees. Heinberg and Lundberg and others will perform music including oil-satire songs. Films will include premiers of "Our Synthetic Sea" (plastics pollution in oceans) and "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil."
Lundberg says the Petrocollapse Conference asks, "What we can do in advance of the social upheaval and chaos that may produce a 'national New Orleans,' to prepare or mitigate? What will the future look like during and after a transition to non-petroleum living?"
For more information, see http://petrocollapse.org