The good news is that many of the solutions for climate change will also address the threats from peak oil, and vice versa. While much needs to be done on international and national levels, there is a lot we can, and must, do here in our local community in order to reduce our oil dependency. For example:
- Localize food production, such as: farmer’s markets, support for local farmers, backyard gardens, food preservation and community-supported gardens.
- Plan for energy descent. Explore pathways we can take to reduce our use and dependence on fossil fuels.
- Energy auditing and efficiency. Develop local, renewable energy projects like solar hot-water heating.
- Support local businesses and suppliers, resulting in more local jobs.
- Support public information events, films and workshops about these issues.
- Get involved in your local Transition Initiative.
For more information about the Transition movement, visit
- Transition United States at http://www.transtionus.org
- Transition Towns at http://www.transitiontowns.org
- Transition Nework at http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionNetwork