A move to establish the Bay of Islands as a group of ‘Transition Towns’ is gathering momentum.
The thrust is to promote a lifestyle which will build a community that is in a strong position to face challenges ahead.
The group wants people to think seriously about key factors:
- We live in an oil dependent world.
- We have got to this level of oil dependency in a short space of time.
- In getting to this point, we have used vast amounts of oil.
- As yet, we haven’t got a plan for when the oil supply is not plentiful.
- Most of us avoid thinking about what might happen when the oil runs out, or becomes prohibitively expensive.
- Life with less oil and energy is inevitable and it’s better to plan for it than to be taken by surprise.
- Our society needs to rebuild the resilience to be able to cope with these ‘energy shocks’.
- Climate change and peak oil both require urgent action.
- We need to act together.
A Peak Oil Awareness evening will take place at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, on Thursday, 26 June, starting at 7pm. with free entry.
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