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Beyond Oil II with Joanna Macy & Richard Heinberg

Thursday, June 02, 2005
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Sue Supriano
Location Details:
First Congregational Church, 27th & Harrison Sts., Oakland


Celebrated authors, Joanna Macy and Richard Heinberg, headline an evening presented by the East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group, Beyond Oil II, on June 14, 2005 at 7PM at the First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street in Oakland. This evening of conversation will give our community the tools to better understand how to begin preparing for a time of energy scarcity and climate change.

In the context of what she calls “the Great Turning,” Joanna will speak about awakening to the reality of climate change and the depletion of oil resources, thereby moving from denial into action.

Richard’s presentation will be actual practice for the awakening Joanna describes. He will report back from the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) in Lisbon. He will also discuss practical steps we can take now in our own communities to prepare for these changes.

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D. (, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology, is also a leading voice in movements for peace, justice, and a safe environment. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. She serves as adjunct professor to the Starr King School for the Ministry, the University of Creation Spirituality, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Among other works, she is the author of Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World. 

Richard Heinberg (, journalist and lecturer, is a core faculty member of New College of California, where he teaches courses on Energy and Society, and Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community. His monthly MuseLetter has been nominated for an Alternative Press Award, he has been published in many journals, and his books have been translated into eight languages. Richard travels internationally to speak on the subject of Peak Oil. His latest books are: The Party's Over: Energy Resources and the Fate of Industrial Societies; and Powerdown: options and actions for a post-carbon world.

Sponsored by Post Carbon Institute, Ecology Center, KPFA, and City Repair Oakland West (CROW).

Donation $10-20, no one turned away for lack of funds

The East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group is a local grassroots organization. Currently, we meet once a week and welcome new members. A conference is also planned for September which will address how we can begin now to find hopeful and positive responses to the inevitable changes that will accompany the rapidly-approaching depletion of oil.

Contact: East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group, Tel: 510-496, 6080,
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