January 2008 – blogUT

Cuba Peak Oil

Throughout the term Hart House is hosting ECO FILMS: Exploring Sustainability through Film. They’ll be showing free films that explore environmental issues. After each film there will be an opportunity to engage in dialogue with experts about the issues raised by the films.

The next film is being shown on Tuesday Feb 5th: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil . When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba saw their imports of oil cut by half – and food by 80%, making Cuba the only country to face the kind of massive reduction of fossil fuels that may soon be faced by many nations. in the face of the climate change crisis. How they managed this transition is an example of options and hope. (2006, 53 min).

The screening take place in the Arbor Room at Hart House. Doors open at 6:30 pm, screening begin at 6:45 pm. Snacks will be served. Free. All welcome!

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