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Seven high quality energy posters are available for free download (pdf format) from the U.S. Department of Energy. These educational resources are excellent for promoting energy awareness in school classrooms, at neighborhood meetings, and in powerpoint presentations. The set includes: (1) The Energy Revolution, (2) U.S. Oil Endowment, (3) Reservoir Drive Mechanisms, (4) Drilling for Oil and Gas, (5) Global Oil Endowment, (6) Unconventional Oil, (7) Peak Oil - the Turning Point. more Fossil Energy Study Guides and Activities














28th-Apr-2008 01:21 am - Educate : Peak Oil Clearinghouse
EnergyBulletin.net

is a clearinghouse for information regarding the peak in global energy supply.

They publish news, research and analysis concerning:

  • energy production statistics, models, projections and analysis
  • articles which provide insight into the implications of peak oil across broad areas including geopolitics, climate change, ecology, population, finance, urban design, health, and even religious and gender issues.
  • a range of information to help preparedness for peak energy, such as:
    • renewable energy information
    • alternative financial systems
    • low energy agriculture
    • relocalization
  • any other subjects that could lead to better understanding the implications of an energy production peak

READ THE LATEST PEAK OIL NEWS here
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FOOD CONFERENCE: What Will We Eat as the Oil Runs Out? Food Security in an Energy-Scarce World.

FREE VIDEOS

Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, held a conference on June 23rd to 25th, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland, which sought to answer a crucial question:

How can the world's population be fed without the extensive use of fossil fuels in the production, processing and distribution of food?


More details about the conference are available here (other presentations will be available soon)

Richard Douthwaite - Conference Introduction (22:30 presentation, 13 MB QuickTime file)

Richard Heinberg - Peak Oil and the Global Food Supply (40:00 presentation + 13:09 Q+A, 44 MB QuickTime file) * recommended :-)

Mae-Wan Ho - Making the World Sustainable (41:21 presentation, 30 MB QuickTime file)

Helena Norberg-Hodge - Globalisation and Loss of Democratic Control (44:58 presentation, 64 MB QuickTime file)

Dan Keech - Energy Use in Food Systems (25:28 presentation + 05:20 Q+A, 22 MB QuickTime file)

Colin Sage - Effecting a Paradigm Shift in Food Policy (39:29 presentation + 10:15 Q+A, 27 MB QuickTime file)

David Holmgren - Holistic approaches to food production during energy descent (48:45 presentation, 52 MB QuickTime file)

Lori Stahlbrand - Growing local food systems: The North American experience with eco-labels (31:41 presentation, 19 MB QuickTime file)

Micheline Sheehy Skeffington - The Cuba Example - Coping with the sudden absence of fuel, fertilizers and pesticides (41:40 presentation, 36 MB QuickTime file)

Wayne Roberts - Acting locally: Setting the global municipal agenda for oil-free food (50:35 presentation, 27 MB QuickTime file)

John Feehan - The Irish farming context (43:00 presentation, 39 MB QuickTime file)
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Resources for Giving Peak Oil Presentations in Your Area (from The Community Solution )

The following materials provide all the information you'll need to give a Peak Oil presentation in your area.

We strongly urge you to first download and review the materials, and then contact Megan Quinn, Outreach Director, at 937-767-2161, for suggestions on how to make your presentation a success. (view full article)

Resources for giving a Peak Oil presentation in your area

Preparing and Executing Successful Peak Oil Presentations
PowerPoint (112k) Go to linked file

Community Profile
Word doc (176k) Go to linked file

Audience Questions Worksheet
Word doc (176k) Go to linked file

Individual Solutions Worksheet
Word doc (172k) Go to linked file

Practice Presentations
Word doc (172k)


MORE PRESENTATIONS from THE COMMUNITY SOLUTION (larger Powerpoint files here)
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27th-Apr-2008 10:42 pm - Action : Send a model letter
Model letter - Copy and paste all or parts to help teach your family, friends, and leaders about Peak Oil (view source)

Dear <family, trusted friend, and/or local, national leader>

Peak Oil, a plea to learn about it, teach, and press for responsible leadership

Post-peak oil production, or “Peak Oil” is possibly the most important issue of our time. The decline of oil production and the increase in demand is at or near a critical threshold. It will shake the foundations of human life on planet Earth.

There is no exaggerating that the lives of you, your children, and beyond are going to be drastically different than our lives today. Almost every current human endeavor from transportation, to manufacturing, to electricity, to plastics, and especially food and water production is inextricably intertwined with oil and natural gas supplies. There will be great hardships affecting every person on the planet. There is no easy way around this. The events coming our way are very big, and very scary.

You may not have heard about or considered peak oil before. Please, do this now. Peak oil is at the root of many of today’s major issues. Please do whatever you can, by any means, to learn, teach, and influence leaders about peak oil.

Spend just 30 minutes now doing some easy, online research and you will find out why peak oil is so alarming. It is important that you not just take my word for it. You need to discover this for yourself. The peak oil issue is deadly serious, but if we get started today, we might find a way to make the inevitable easier.

Here is a good summary web page: http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net

We have a great deal of hard work to do in order to cope with the end of cheap oil. To begin, it is essential that awareness reach a critical mass. Today, our most important duty is to learn, teach, and influence leaders.

Sincerely,

<your name>
26th-Apr-2008 11:07 pm - Video - Oil Apocalypse
Watch Oil Apocalypse (Mega Disasters)

The oil that our world runs on won't last forever. The gap between supply and demand is ever increasing. Will alternative energy save us or is it already too late? What would happen to the world as we know it when our oil dependent industries come to a grinding halt? A worldwide depression is a certainty but a power struggle for the basic necessities of life would be complete chaos.

26th-Apr-2008 10:17 pm - Learn : Must reads
These are the Peak Oil strategists that you see in the news and in documentaries.

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Matthew R. Simmons, chairman and CEO of Simmons & Company International, is a prominent oil-industry insider and one of the world's leading experts on the topic of peak oil. Simmons was motivated by the 1973 energy crisis to create an investment banking firm catering to oil companies. In his previous capacity, he served as energy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush.

Recent speeches and papers by Matthew Simmons
Simmons has made contributions to the films The End of Suburbia, Crude Impact, and Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash.

RECENT SPEECHES AND PAPERS PRESENTED BY MATTHEW R. SIMMONS

CLICK HERE
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IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE FUTURE... PLAY WITH IT FIRST.

WORLD WITHOUT OIL simulates the first 32 weeks of a global oil crisis. It established a citizen “nerve center" to track events and share solutions.



WORLD WITHOUT OIL : a MASSIVELY collaborative imagining of the first 32 weeks of a GLOBAL OIL CRISIS

Act as if. Live it. aN ALTERNATE rEALITY chronicled online IN 1500 blog entries, videos, voicemails and image.
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26th-Apr-2008 04:42 pm - Step One: Educate thyself!
Here is a fantastic set of free online documentaries from 'ABC Science' to help us understand how civilization got into this mess in the first place.

As part of being responsible members of the human race caught up in this unspeakable disaster, we must become informed. Part of our continuing duty is to debrief our friends, neighbors, co-workers, folks on the bus, the gas station attendant, our congressman, etc.


Crude - the incredible journey of oil



NEARLY 7 BILLION OF US DEPEND ON IT. YET FEW OF US KNOW WHAT IS IS, WHERE IT COMES FROM OR HOW IT'S SHAPING THE VERY FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH.


Watch it now

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