EARTH DAY Celebration

The Power of Community – a documentary
Wednesday, April 22nd
6:30 pm
Calaway Room, Third Street Center
520 S. Third Street, Carbondale

A story of Community, Creativity, and Human Flourishing.

How local food can help repair our economies, eco systems and ourselves. Power of Community 2

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call “The Special Period.” The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.

Power of Community 1 The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living.

Join us after the screening for discussion about local food production facilitated by Gwen Garcelon, Roaring Fork Food Policy Council.

Admission: By DONATION
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Event hosted by Roaring Fork Food Policy Council
and co-sponsored by Carbondale Community Food Co –op, Basalt Thrift Store and CSA, CCAH, Community Thrift and Treasure in Glenwood Springs, and Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing.