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New Meeting: Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash!

From: ~Kathy~
Sent on: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:18 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The New York City Environmental Meetup Group!

What: Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash!

When: Friday, March 14, 7:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Who should come: Everyone interested in seeing this film, oil production and usage, energy, alternative energy etc
Why: It will be interesting and enlightening

Meeting Description: This meetup is organized in collaboration with the following groups, both meetup and non-meetup groups. It will be an interesting meetup and another perspective of oil usage in this modern age.
Sponsors and groups organizing this meetup are:
The NYC Environmental Meetup Group
NYC Peak Oil Meetup
Tristate Food Not Lawns
Neighborhood Energy Network
6th Street Community Center
Sierra Club NYC Group

Future Visions movie and moderated discussion series:
Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2008, 7 p.m.
COST: suggested donation $5

WHERE: Friends Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place, 15th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

For additional information click here!

Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash, produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, tells the story of how our civilization's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. The film features conversations with some of the world's top experts and delivers a startling, but logical conclusion. With world oil production expected to peak by 2015, our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled. Aired on the Sundance Channel, the film has won many international awards.

A new report from Sierra Club NYC explains that preparing for higher energy prices will step up our response to climate change. It calls for city officials form an energy volatility task force, to prepare for higher fuel prices - as has been done already in San Francisco and Portland, OR. It also sets out recommendations to enhance NYC's sustainability initiatives in transportation, buildings, agriculture and electricity generation.
Get the report at

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