For our second Meetup, we&#39;re going to watch a fabulous and inspiring movie:
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
It shows how Cubans rallied after they lost half their oil imports when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990. Come see how a country has already — successfully — handled peak oil.
Arrive at 6:30 and meet other people
Screening time: 7pm
After the screening, we are lucky to have Kirsten Schwind from BayLocalize.org as our special guest. She will discuss some of the great work going on in the region to support urban food production and localization in Bay Area. Kirsten is the co-author of the Bay Area-specific report "Tapping the Potential of Urban Rooftops" and she will lead the Question and Answer session as we explore what people can do immediately to start becoming local food producers.
Here is a bit about Kirsten:
Kirsten brings over eleven years of organizing, research, and program development in the fields of social justice, global trade, food policy, labor organizing, clean energy, and local resources. The report she co-authored "Tapping the Potential of Urban Rooftops" won an award from the American Planning Association’s California Chapter. Kirsten holds a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Swarthmore College and an M.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Michigan. At Bay Localize she focuses on program and organizational development. She has worked with a number of Bay Area nonprofits including as Program Director at Food First, and currently serves on the City of Berkeley’s Energy Commission. Kirsten lived for several years in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.
Please come watch the movie and discuss food production options in the Bay Area and what you can do right now. The screening starts promptly at 7pm so please arrive at 6:30pm or earlier to get settled in. There is no admission and please invite your friends!
Please RSVP at the Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/PostPeakLiving/calendar/10468104/
See you July 2nd!
Added by aangel on June 17, 2009