Peak oil and Cuba

Photo by Tony Hisgett

Sustainable Saugerties: A Transition Town is sponsoring a film event this Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition St. It’s a documentary called The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. The film will be followed by a discussion. A $5 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Here’s a synopsis provided by the organizers:

“Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy.”

Here’s how the group describes themselves: “The Transition Movement is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.”

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  1. Laz

    “…how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy…” are you kiding me? where you see communities there is a brutal dictatorship for more than 53 years, where you see a decreased on imported energy there are more than 100,000 of free oil barrels a day going from venezuela to cuba.

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