Time: June 16, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: ‘Aina Haina: Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, Ocean Sanctuary.
Street: 5339 Kalanianaole Highway
City/Town: Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: Kaui Lucas 808.282.2007
Event Type: film, and, discussion
Organized By: Permablitz Hawaii
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2012
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy followed suit. Oil imports were cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of The Community Solution, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living.
Film introduction and discussion to follow with:
Roberto Pérez Rivero - the Environmental Education and Biodiversity Conservation Program Director of the Cuban NGO, the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity www.fanj.org, the oldest environmental organization in Cuba.
Matthew Lynch -Founding Director at Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design will talk about permaculture in Hawai’i
Cost: Free: calabash offerings gratefully received and put back to work in our community.