Center for Sustainable Urban Environments
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
A Documentary Film
Friday, January 9, 2009
3200 Recreation Center
When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, 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 organic farms and urban gardens, 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.
The Center for Sustainable Urban Environments (http://www.eng.uc.edu/sue/) sponsors these free seminars for the University and Cincinnati communities.
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All are invited to TAZA afterward for continued discussion, coffee, and a quick bite to eat (http://www.taza.cc)
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