Transition Whatcom

The Great Squeeze and Transition to a Lower Energy Future

Event Details

The Great Squeeze and Transition to a Lower Energy Future

Time: April 22, 2009 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Fairhaven College Auditorium
Street: 516 High St.
City/Town: Bellingham
Event Type: transition, awareness, raising
Organized By: David Waugh
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2009

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Event Description

Come out and see the popular new documentary The Great Squeeze followed by the presentation Transition to a Lower Energy Future by Tom Anderson of Transition Whatcom on Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 PM in the Fairhaven College Auditorium. Transition Whatcom is a newly formed local initiative that is following the popular Transition model, which originated in the town of Totnes in the UK only a few years ago, and has since spread around the world. A Transition Initiative is a community working together to address peak oil and climate change and address the big question: for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)? Tom Anderson of the Transition Whatcom initiating group will give a presentation about the Transition model and Transition Whatcom, along with some Q&A.

About The Great Squeeze, from the film's website:

"For some decades now people have been talking about saving the planet, but we are realizing that this is not really the issue. The central issue is civilization itself and whether we can save it. The stresses that we have put on the earth are not only threatening our habitat, but our way of life, our prosperity and even our existence on the planet. Our current paradigm must change. We will have to accept the new reality; the human economy is part of nature and not the other way around. We are faced with great challenges, but unlike the rest of the living world, we have the unique ability to adapt and decide our fate and the fate of most of the biosphere, for better or worse, in order to survive the human project.

Selected at several film festivals around the world, The Great Squeeze features outstanding experts in many fields, such as economist Lester Brown founder of The Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute, Richard Heinberg world renowned Peak Oil expert, Edward O. Wilson legendary biologist, Alexandra Cousteau leading advocate for marine ecosystems, author Howard Kunstler, paleoclimatologist Jim White and many more."

The event is sponsored by the Associated Students Outback.

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