Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Community Solution: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba went through an artificial "peak oil" transformation. Collectively they lost 20lbs and now they grow 80% of their food organically close to home and in urban centers. They've transformed into a local economy: Re-localization in action!

This is a must see film for anyone concerned about the post carbon future. The moral of this story is that if we can come together as a community, learn to live with less "stuff", and learn to grow our own food. We'll be ok. Of course here in the USA we will have a different story to tell, hopefully with some great eco-tech to help us along, but we still will need to relocalize and if Cuba can do it, we can do it!

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