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Kits Transition Village Movie Night (with a potluck, of course!): Power of Community -- How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

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Kits Transition Village Movie Night (with a potluck, of course!): Power of Community -- How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Time: January 30, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Kits - Pia Massie's home, address will sent to RSVPers, and also posted on Kits Village page
Event Neighbourhood and Type: kits, film, food, fun, transition, peak oil, permaculture, energy reduction, community self reliance
Organized By: Kits Village, Ross Moster and Pia Massie
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2011

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Please join us for a potluck and screening of Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006, 53 min.), followed by a discussion on how this relates to Kits Village, VV, and the Transition Town movement.

Child friendly.

RSVP here.

When Cuba lost access to Soviet Oil in the early 1990's, the country faced an immediate crisis -- feeding the population -- and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive farming, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.

This film tells the story of the Cuban people's hardship, ingenuity and triumph over sudden adversity -- through cooperation, conservation and community, told in their own words. As the world approaches Peak Oil, Cuba provides a valuable example of how to successfully address the challenge of reducing our energy use.

"Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this film. Cuba survived an energy famine during the 1990's, and how it did so constitutes one of the most important and hopeful stories of the past few decades. It is a story not just of individual achievement, but of the collective mobilization of an entire society to meet an enormous challenge."

-Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over, Powerdown

 

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Comment by Ross Moster on January 30, 2011 at 9:41am

Hmmm...

I sent yesterday evening to everyone (and received it), but a couple people told me they didn't receive it, so will try again.

It's also posted on the Kits Village page.

Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on January 30, 2011 at 9:05am
Have not yet received the address of the host. Please forward, thank you.
Comment by Ross Moster on January 29, 2011 at 7:21pm

Hi Tannis,

I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well!

We have a few things coming up in Feb - the info's posted in a couple places - and look to your participation in whatever interests you.

I hope you feel better soon.

 

Comment by Tannis Zboroluk on January 29, 2011 at 7:10pm
Hi Ross, I'll be sorry to miss the potluck and movie tomorrow, but I had to change my 'rsvp'. I'd hoped I was over the worst of my cold but this afternoon it seemed to return with extra vigor. But thank you, and I'll keep my eyes open for the next event I can make.
Comment by Ross Moster on January 29, 2011 at 6:44pm

Hi Tannis,

The oven is free then.

Comment by Tannis Zboroluk on January 29, 2011 at 9:58am
5:30 is fine if the oven is free, thank you
Comment by Ross Moster on January 29, 2011 at 9:20am

Hi Tannis,

I'll send the address to everyone this afternoon. Also, it's posted on the Kits Village page - I'll send you an invite to join.

Pia's oven will be available. Were you wanting to come a bit early, or heat at 5:30?

 

 

Comment by Tannis Zboroluk on January 29, 2011 at 8:33am
Hi, I'm wondering about the potluck aspect of tomorrow's get together-- is there an oven available for heating purposes (20 min)? Or should I bring a salad instead of a warm appetizer/ side? Also, where is the address posted? I'm looking forward to the evening, both the movie and meeting new people in the community.
Comment by Ross Moster on January 28, 2011 at 4:04pm

Kathryn,

If you're back from Cuba by Sunday, we'd like to hear from you as well. Hope you had a great time at the wedding!

Comment by Ross Moster on January 28, 2011 at 10:53am

Hi Karen,

We'd love to hear your impressions from your trip. And yes, it's definitely kid friendly. Our host Pia has a 10 year old. (Hart).

Cheers,

Ross

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