|Sent on:||Wednesday, August 13, 2008 12:42 PM|
D3SJ* meeting 20 August 2008:
1. Documentary movie: "The Power of Community - How Cuba survived Peak Oil"
2. Presentation: Scott Elsom?s personal experiences of sustainability projects in Cuba, December 2007
Please note the DVD movie we will be screening is not the same as the computer CD on Peak Oil previously given out. Nevertheless, many of you may already have seen this documentary. It does however bear repeated watching and represents a good opportunity to bring along your friends who may not have seen it.
Scott Elsom is the CEO of the SALA Group of Companies. For the past decade Scott and his wife have been experimenting with more cost effective sustainable home designs and products through SALA homes and other companies within the group. A study tour to Cuba in December last year revealed some unique sustainable, affordable building methods and materials that were developed in response to Cuba?s oil crisis during the 1990?s. Professor Fernando Martirena, winner of the 2007 UN habitat award, will tour Australia in October this year to share details of the unique work being done by him and his team at Santa Clara university in Cuba.
Date & time: Wednesday 20
5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm - Movie
6.50pm - Scott Elsom: comments & discussion
7.10pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue
Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.
*Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:
We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with the medical and scientific principles that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society
please visitwww.d3sj.org for more information
rational decision making and the probability-outcome graph:
errata: see last page of: http://www.rationalist.com.au/archive/78/p25-32_AR78.pdf
I no longer send stuff to the rationalists* because the new editor has no understanding or appreciation of evidence based policy (nor does he seem capable of reproducing graphics in his magazine clearly or accurately).
my latest article ("Oil wells don't end well") was published in the journal Dissent which can be found at most newstands.
*Dali said: "the difference between myself and the surrealists is that I am a Surrealist"
I say: "the difference between myself and the rationalists is that I am a Rationalist"