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Event – Organic Cuba: Abandoning Fossil Fuels – Public meeting featuring Roberto Perez – 5 April

Posted in Models, Movements by Ferne Edwards on March 26th, 2008

Saturday April 5:
6pm: Screening of ‘The Power of Community’
7pm: Public meeting with Roberto Perez
……………followed by music.
Northcote High School, St Georges Rd, Northcote (112 West Preston Tram, Stop 26)

Roberto is familiar to many as the dynamic permaculturist featured in the documentary “The Power of Community“. Cuba is the only country in the world that lives within it’s ecological footprint despite the challenges it faces in terms of environmental degradation and living with the limits of the USA trade embargo. The 2007 Living Planet Report released by the World Wildlife Fund claims that the only truly sustainable country in the world is Cuba.

With the looming threat of climate change and peak oil, countries like Australia (our carbon footprint is the 6th highest per capita) are going to have to drastically change our system.

Roberto is an environmental educator for the Foundation for Nature & Humanity, Cuba’s major environmental organisation based in Havana. His visit will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about how a society can transform itself, achieve a high level of environmental sustainability, and survive with severe resource constraints.

Cost: Public meeting: $10 or $5 concession / Film: $10 or $5 concession / Both film & meeting: $15 or $10 concession.
Delicious food and drinks available for purchase.
Ph 9639 8622 or 0411 104 813 for bookings or email kylie.moon @gmail.com

Funds raised will go to the tour of Roberto Perez and Green Left Weekly.

Organised by Green Left Weekly.
Sponsored by Friends of the Earth.

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