Join Code Green Community for a free screening of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, on Saturday, January 9th, in New Port Richey.
The film will be followed by a meeting and discussion. See below for more information.
Here's an excerpt from an article by Megan Quinn in Permaculture Activist about this film and how Cuba coped during this tumultuous economic crisis:
"There is much to learn from Cuba's response to the loss of cheap and abundant oil. The staff of The Community Solution sees these lessons as especially important for people in developing countries, who make up 82 percent of the world's population and live more on life's edge. But developed countries are also vulnerable to shortages in energy. And with the coming onset of peak oil, all countries will have to adapt to the reality of a lower energy world.
With this new reality, the Cuban government changed its 30-year motto from "Socialism or Death" to "A Better World is Possible." Government officials allowed private entrepreneurial farmers and neighborhood organizations to use public land to grow and sell their produce. They pushed decision-making down to the grassroots level and encouraged initiatives in their neighborhoods. They created more provinces. They encouraged migration back to the farms and rural areas and reorganized their provinces to be in-line with agricultural needs."
Will this scenario soon be our own? Would it bring us together to create stronger communities?
More information on the event after the break.