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Peak Oil Talk at City Hall—Dec. 1

The Whole Story: Peak Oil, Financial Contraction and Transition

Transition Mill Valley presents a talk by André Angelantoni, founder of PostPeakLiving.com.

André has been supporting people, businesses and communities in their preparations for the decline of world oil production since 2007. He speaks regularly to businesses, educational institutions, local governments and community groups about the nature of peak oil and how to rapidly transition one’s family and community to a low-energy reality.

December 1, 2010
7-8:30PM
FREE


Location:

Mill Valley City Hall
City Council Chambers
26 Corte Madera Ave.

For more info:
transitionmv@gmail.com

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ACTION HUB MEETINGS INITIATED

Last Wednesday, Transition Mill Valley held its first Action Hub Meeting, where we proposed projects and began pooling together our talents. These meetings will serve as the center of our organizing efforts, including hands-on projects, public events, and resource sharing. The Action Hub Meetings will continue monthly; next meeting will be Dec. 8. Please RSVP to transitionmv@gmail.com for directions.

PROJECTS ALREADY HAPPENING

Julie Hanft from the MARIN OPEN GARDEN PROJECT attended Wednesday’s meeting and laid out some opportunities to get involved in food security that are already in place, including:

Saturday Morning Garden Bounty Exchange—A great place to connect with others in the community and exchange surplus produce and ideas. (Currently dormant for the winter.) There is a possibility of adding a CSA drop-off at this site (as well as Homestead Valley) during the season.

Fruit Tree Harvesting—Unharvested fruit trees in the area are registered, and then volunteers are sent out to collect and donate to local food banks. Get involved.

Garden Resources—Connecting Wannabe Gardeners with Garden Space. If you want to garden but have no land…or if you have space but no time to garden, let’s get together! See MOGP website for details.

Install a Microgarden in Your Backyard—This is an opportunity to learn how to build a raised bed garden in your yard or to help build one for others. See MOGP website.

RESKILLING

Many of us at the HUB meeting were excited to share skills such as canning, raising chickens, and composting. The plan is to start with some morning workshops and possibly expand to a Reskilling Festival next year in downtown Mill Valley. Interested in participating? Email us at transitionmv@gmail.com and attend the next HUB meeting on December 8.

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