Our next event has been organised in collaboration with Teignmouth Film Society, to learn how one community increased self-sufficiency and reduced oil use. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil shows hardships and struggles as well as community and creativity when Cuba’s economy collapsed along with the Soviet Union in 1990. Setting an example of options and hope, this film shows Cuba’s transition from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one of organic farms and urban gardens. After the film we will encourage informal discussion to explore our own opportunities to increase use of local food supplies. Anyone interested in knowing more about sustainability and the Transition movement is welcome to attend.
The film will be screened in the Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth on Monday 18th January; doors open from 7 for 8pm. Entry is free; donations welcome. Bar and refreshments available. We are grateful for support from Sheila Tibbs who is donating boxes of locally grown vegetables for raffle prizes and local TRAIL (Trail Recycled Art In Landscape) artists who will display their work in the foyer.