NC Powerdown hopes to raise awareness about risks of continued reliance on fossil fuels due to climate change, the imminent peak in worldwide oil production, and the highly corruptive influence of the fossil fuel industry on democracies here and abroad. Fossil fuel access is tightly tied to capitalist growth and "development" in the past century, and so addressing low-carbon lifestyles and shifting to alternative energy sources is a highly political process. Changing our systems requires a strong, global social movement combined with economic/political incentives -- and that movement must also address equity and social justice at the same -- so this is much more than a technical issue. The events associated with this meet-up are intended as a resource to members as they gain knowledge about sustainability, convert to lower carbon lifestyles and engage with policy to create a common future in which future generations may thrive. Contact Sandy Smith-Nonini at yikes.contact @ gmail.com for more information, or to suggest a new meet-up if you wish to organize one.
Welcome, Triangle Advocates for Peak Oil Awareness!
Yesterday · 6:30 PM
Complexity: New Thinking for the Anthropocene, by Sandy Smith-Nonini, PhD
Tipping points, emergence, pattern language - you’ve heard the terms. . . But how do they fit together? This interactive slide show on “complexity” and system-thinking... Learn more
October 7 · 6:30 PM
Durham’s Goldleaf Worker Co-op, by Ruth Backstrom
A behind-the-scenes look at the building of an exciting new worker-owned co-op here in Durham, based on the Mondragon and Cleveland Evergreen co-op models. Ruth will... Learn more
September 23 · 6:30 PM
Community-Supported Hemp for Solar Energy!
Come down to Recyclique and learn about prospects for hemp for solar energy, with Paul Tedesco as the presenter. New research shows that low-cost waste from hemp farms... Learn more
September 16 · 6:30 PM
Another Way is Happening: Earthaven Ecovillage and the Path to a Low-Carbon Life
Come join us for a discussion led by Matt Watersong, who interned at Earthaven earlier this year. Earthaven is a two-decade-old off-the-grid community in western NC that... Learn more
September 9 · 6:30 PM
Film Showing: Detropia
Come join us for a screening of "Detropia," an award-winning film on the downsizing of Detroit. Once the epitome of the American Dream, the city has lost half its... Learn more