How Cuba Survived Peak Oil [Videos]

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (short clip)

Cuba, an isolated island nation, rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. This fascinating and empowering film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy.

http://www.powerofcommunity.org/

via Treehugger


Duration: 27 min 36 sec

Peak Moment #27: Megan Quinn of The Community Solution discusses her visit to Cuba, and the movie “The Power of Community”. This young woman sees Peak Oil as an opportunity to create the communities we want, but notes that we must reduce our consumption despite environmentalists’ assurances that biofuels will save us.