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Making Sense of Todays Financial Situation with Nicole Foss

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Making Sense of Todays Financial Situation with Nicole Foss

Time: June 2, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Lummi Island Grange Hall
Street: 2200 N. Nugent
City/Town: Lummi Island
Event Type: talk
Organized By: Elizabeth Marshall, Friends of Lummi Island Library
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2011

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Friends of the Island Library (Lummi Island) is very excited to present Nicole Foss (Stoneleigh), co-editor of The Automatic Earth (  Ms. Foss will be speaking at the Lummi Island Grange Hall on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM. Suggested donation: $7.00. Proceeds will benefit library programs and support of the Island Library.  The Grange is within easy walking distance of the ferry dock (about 2 blocks).  It is located at 2200 No. Nugent.  Exit ferry, turn right, Grange hall will be on left just past the Beach Store Café.

Nicole and her writing partner have been chronicling and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. The Automatic Earth site integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Prior to the establishment of TAE, she was editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance.

Foss runs the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she has focused on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.

Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton

University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and

psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.


Please click on the title below to read Nicole’s recent article on the Japanese Nuclear crisis.


May 10, 20011   Welcome to The Atomic Village


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Comment by Heather K on June 3, 2011 at 6:47am

Hi! Can someone who attended the Nicole Foss talk share?

I wish I could have attended....I ended up helping to build & plant another community garden with the Thurs night SB Roving Gardeners.

Comment by David MacLeod on June 1, 2011 at 11:00pm

I've got 1 confirmed passenger so far (Kyler).  I'm thinking of walking on the 6:40pm ferry to Lummi, and coming back on the 10:00 ferry.

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Comment by Heather K on June 1, 2011 at 8:03pm

Carpooling sounds great.  I should be able to make a decision by 3pm on Thurs whether I'll be able to attend.   The Roving Garden work-party is also that evening - location B'ham Senior Center.....I've already volunteered at many of these.   Can I give a call or you let me know what your departure time is?  I'll look over the link you've posted too.

Comment by David MacLeod on June 1, 2011 at 10:19am

Anyone want to carpool from Bellingham to Lummi Island tomorrow night for this event? 

Nicole Foss was the highlight of last year's Transition Network conference in the UK.  Watch this video to see the Transition Network response to what she had to say:

Comment by Heather K on May 17, 2011 at 12:41pm
Hi David-Looks like another duplicate event posted-

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