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Cuba:Life after Oil

...we looked to one example, Cuba, the only country that has successfully passed through its own artificial “peak oil.”

Community Service Executive Director, Pat Murphy, and Community Service Trustee, Faith Morgan, took two study trips to Cuba in 2003 before the recent (2004) U.S. ban on educational travel to that country. They wanted to know how Cuba survived after the loss of oil imports when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990. They found a people, optimistic and hopeful, who live with less but understand and appreciate the importance and inter-relatedness of community.

In this issue of New Solutions, Pat and Faith share their observations of this post-industrial society living with greatly reduced oil.

Full article (PDF) here:
www.communitysolution.org/pdfs/NS2.pdf

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