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Building Resiliency in an Era of Limits to Growth

Traditional Nutrition Guild
Nourishing Cities
a worker owned edible landscape gardening company

The Full Circle Series:
Moving From the Head to the Heart and the Hands

A Double Feature with Nicole Foss of the Automatic Earth

Building Resiliency
in an Era of Limits to Growth

Thursday January 17, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Studio 353
353 West 48th Street (btw 8th/9th Ave) - 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10038

Seating is limited
Online ticket prices (for each event):
$20 - General Admission
$10 – incomes up to $10,000
$15 - incomes from $10,001 - $15,000
$25 - Reserved Seating
$100 – subscription series – Any 6 Full Circle evenings
At the door all tickets - $30

Register at:

Few people realize the extent to which our modern way of life is critically dependent on the availability of plentiful and affordable natural resources, particularly energy, which acts as the master resource. However, we stand on the edge of a major contraction in fossil fuel supply. The energy sources we are increasingly looking to for the future are largely a cruel mirage.

As energy availability declines, we will increasingly be facing other limits to growth. There will be less energy available for resource extraction and transportation, or to address the inevitable externalities generated in the process. The implication is that life will of necessity become increasingly local and much less resource intensive. We must learn to adjust our expectations accordingly. Fortunately, there is much we can do to use resources far more sparingly and effectively. It is critical to make the adjustment while conventional energy is still available, meaning that we must begin at once.

If you'd like to learn more about Nicole, KMO interviewed her in January 2012 for the C-Realm Podcast, available at:

Nicole Foss is Senior Editor of The Automatic Earth; she previously wrote under the name Stoneleigh. She and co-author and Editor-in-Chief Raúl Ilargi Meijer have been chronicling and interpreting the ongoing credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. Nicole is also an international speaker on energy and global finance. She has lectured in hundreds of locations across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has made numerous media appearances in a variety of countries.

Prior to the establishment of TAE, Nicole was editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. She also ran the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she focused on farm-based biogas projects, grid connections for renewable energy and feed-In tariff policy development.

She was a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, specializing in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level. She has significant experience as an environmental consultant. She has a BSc in Biology from Carleton University in Canada, a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, in addition to the Common Professional Examination in Law and an LLM in International Law in Development from the University of Warwick in the UK.

Please note: We strive to make these events self-sustaining, but without sufficient attendance to cover expenses we will have to cancel. Please help us promote this important speaker by forwarding this announcement to others that are interested.

And don't forget that we've changed our venue to:
Studio 353, 353 West 48th Street, 2nd floor.(between 8th and 9th Avenues)

We hope to see you there.

The Nourishing Cities Team

PS. There's still time to register for Dan Kittredge's Soil workshop on January 19.
For more info and to register go to:

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