The Post Carbon Institute and
Los Angeles Post Carbon Present
Options and Actions in a Post Carbon
Sunday, April 10th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Post Carbon Institute will present a screening of The
End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream as
well as a panel of speakers who will discuss the serious issues we will be facing
in Los Angeles with the coming global decline in fossil fuel extraction and
present local projects which represent a step towards sustainability. This
event will also feature local poets and musicians and vegan (vegetarian) food.
Documentary, 78 Minutes:
The END of SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse
of the American Dream
Followed by a short discussion
Political and Environmental Poetry
Phil Van Tee - www.philvantee.com
food will be provided
Richard B. Anderson
Finding Our Way in a Post-Carbon World
Local relocalization projects
- by representatives from LA Post Carbon and other local organizations
- to be announced
A discussion will follow the speakers
Peace and Justice Center
2210 Lincoln Blvd.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to insure a seat: Eric Einem, 714-926-1916,
Donation: (or for the 7:00 panel)
Consider Walking, Biking, Carpooling or Bus Riding
To find a carpool click
here or visit www.rideshare.us
and enter the event code postcarbon410. For public transportation
Download a flyer: LA.PostCarbon.org/options.pdf
oil is the party that we have been enjoying the past 150 years and that
party is coming to an end. Within our lifetimes were going to see the end
of the age of oil, and the result of that will be the end of the American
way of life" - Richard
Heinberg - in an excerpt from The END of SUBURBIA, www.endofsuburbia.com
increasing oil prices and, at some point, the inability to obtain fossil
fuels at any price will make much of our urban landscape more or less untenable.
Politics and the economy will become more locally-organized, and some localities
will adapt better than others"
- Richard B. Anderson, www.forthefuture.org
Richard Bruce Anderson, Ph.
D., is the founder and Senior Fellow at For The Future (www.forthefuture.org). Dr. Anderson
is the originator of the Consumerism Project at For The Future. He is the author
of Waking Up from the American Dream: How to Live a Happy, Satisfying Life
in Our Unhealthy Consumer Culture. As a speaker and writer, Dr. Anderson
has pursued an active role in the voluntary simplicity movement. Since 1998
he has been a member of the board of directors of Seeds of Simplicity, a national
organization that organizes conferences, conducts workshops, and distributes
a national newsletter on voluntary simplicity. Read more about Dr. Anderson
Los Angeles Post Carbon is
an organization of outposts of the Post Carbon Institute (www.postcarbon.org). Our industrial society is
approaching the end of the oil age, and is completely unprepared for the consequences.
Our aim is to educate the community on the issue of oil depeltion and the coming
peak in global oil production, take action in our community to prepare for the
post-carbon age and have fun along the way. Our projects include organizing
educational events such as Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles,
and working together with other local groups that are working torwards sustainability.
The event organizers are Eric Einem, firstname.lastname@example.org
and Aire Celeste Norell, email@example.com.
Check back at the event webpage for more information: LA.PostCarbon.org/options.htm
Peak Oil Information:
Peak oil is the point in time when extraction of oil from the earth reaches
its highest point and then begins to decline. Most oil experts estimate
this peak will occur by 2010.
§ Oil is used for transportation, electricity, heating,
cooling, pesticides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, asphalt, concrete and steel.
§ On average an American consumes 3 gallons of oil per
day (1.8 gallons of which are imported).
§ In the US, 10 calories of fossil-fuel energy go into
every 1 calorie of food.
§ Oil extraction will be physically unable to meet global
§ Alternative energy sources like nuclear and natural
gas will fall far short of compensating for expected shortages of oil.
The first step in preparing for an energy-reduced future is
to educate yourself.
Good websites for an introduction to the issue of
information, questions or to RSVP, contact Eric Einem, firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-926-1916.
View this event on the la.indymedia.org/calendar