Sunday, April 16, 2006

Cuba, Community & Solutions

My daily blog round-up led me to an article about what has occurred in Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union. The fall left Cuba with 50% less oil imports and 85% less trade. Apparently the average Cuban lost 30 pounds – how long ‘till we can market that as a diet, The South South Beach Diet?

Seriously, this is exciting stuff…I like the hopeful parts.

Thanks Sasquatch & Nathan!

The original article appeared in The Permaculture Activist.

The article was reprinted by the Energy Bulletin and Global Public Media.

The articles rely heavily on the story told by a soon to be released documentary film: “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil”.

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