Hurricane Sandy was a huge wake-up call about the climate change impacts that will increasingly characterize our future. It creates an opportunity to expand the NYC sustainability discussion - about both organizing for climate change action, and for increasing community resilience - at the same time. NYC has many important and necessary sustainability initiatives, but what's often lacking is a comprehensive awareness of how environment, energy and economy come together. And how the massive transformations in each area will combine to make major change inevitable. A broader understanding will help us prepare and adapt, and organize locally. The Resilience NYC Meetup aims to catalyze those conversations.
We are inspired by groups like Post Carbon Institute and the Transition Movement. Please contact us to help organize screenings of films that connect many aspects of sustainability and resilience, which can spark interactive audience discussions afterward. We hope to link community organizations and issue-based advocacy groups.
Post Carbon Institute: http://www.postcarbon.org/
Resilience.org (formerly Energy Bulletin): http://www.resilience...
Association for the Study of Peak Oil - USA: http://www.aspo-usa.org/
Transition US: Bringing the Transition Towns model of community organizing and local response to fuel depletion and climate change from the UK to the US. http://www.transitionus.org/
Beyond Oil NYC: http://www.beyondoilnyc.org
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