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Friday, October 31, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Peak Oil Conference

Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions

At this groundbreaking conference participants will explore sound strategies for curtailing energy use in the areas of housing and food ? including both theory and practice. We'll examine the long energy decline of the 21st century, the psychological barriers to rapid change, and the challenge of persuading our communities to embrace local, low-energy living.

You'll learn from lifestyle leaders about growing more of your own food, creating local food security in your community, retrofitting your home to stay warm without fossil fuels, dramatically cutting your household energy use, and educating your community to prepare for the hard times ahead.

Tentative Schedule of Presentations and Workshops:

  • John Michael Greer, author of the forthcoming The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
  • Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse: Soviet Example and American Prospects
  • Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown (via webcast)
  • Robert Waldrop, founder of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative 
  • Katrin Klingenberg, director of the Passive House Institute US
  • Peter Bane, editor of Permaculture Activist
  • Pat Murphy, author of Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change
  • Megan Quinn Bachman, Outreach Director of Community Solutions; co-producer of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
For more information, visit www.plancconference.info, call 248-693-1021 or email info@plancconference.info.

Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions At this groundbreaking conference participants will explore sound strategies for curtailing energy use in the areas of housing and food ? including both theory and practice. We'll examine the long energy decline of the 21st century, the psychological barriers to rapid change, and the challenge of persuading our communities to embrace local, low-energy living. You'll learn from lifestyle leaders about growing more of your own food, creating local food security in your community, retrofitting your home to stay warm without fossil fuels, dramatically cutting your household energy use, and educating your community to prepare for the hard times ahead. Tentative Schedule of Presentations and Workshops:
  • John Michael Greer, author of the forthcoming The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
  • Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse: Soviet Example and American Prospects
  • Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown (via webcast)
  • Robert Waldrop, founder of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative 
  • Katrin Klingenberg, director of the Passive House Institute US
  • Peter Bane, editor of Permaculture Activist
  • Pat Murphy, author of Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change
  • Megan Quinn Bachman, Outreach Director of Community Solutions; co-producer of The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
For more information, visit www.plancconference.info, call 248-693-1021 or email info@plancconference.info.

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