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The Power Of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
The breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 90's created a major economic crisis in Cuba known as the Special Period. Oil imports dropped by half, it's import and export markets dropped by 80% and as a result, buses stopped running, factories closed and electrical blackouts were common. Fortunately for Cubans, a return to the old ways of farming and some innovative food production measures saved countless lives.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living. Visit www.communitysolution.org for more information.