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When Peak Oil Meets Nuclear Power

Presentation and Potluck
Saturday, August 6, FUUS, 608 Whitney Ave, New Haven
Potluck – 6 PM, Presentation and Discussion – 7 PM
The ongoing disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan has reminded some of us of facts filed long ago but not recently accessed:  Nuclear reactors, as well as spent fuel pools, require continuous cooling for a long time after shutdown — five years or more.  Without this a meltdown will occur.  Once the plant is down, the water circulating pumps which provide the cooling require an off-site source of electricity.  Now put this together with Peak Oil:  If rising energy costs lead to economic collapse, the electrical grid could go down.  Without electricity there would be a potential for one . . . two . . . three . . . many Fukushimas.

Join us for a stimulating presentation and discussion of this exciting possibility and its relevance to our project of re-localization and bioregional living in the New Haven area!

Fred Cervin and Gaianne Jenkins will use video clips, maps and talk to present this program with a view to generate vigorous and wide-ranging discussion.
 
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Come and visit the
Bioregional Garden
608 Whitney Avenue
as a part of
CT NOFA 2nd Annual City Farm & Garden Tour
in New Haven

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut is
excited to announce the Second Annual City Farm and Garden
Tour in New Haven on August 6, 2011.

CT NOFA has arranged for nineteen farm and garden
sites on the tour that highlight farmers’ and gardeners’ creativity in
transforming vacant lots, lawns, school yards and parking areas
into green spaces that grow food for families and restaurants.

On the day of the tour, from 10 AM to 3 PM, participants may
freely visit the sites to observe different models of urban agriculture including backyards transformed to peaceful gardens, community gardens where tools and ideas are shared, and school farms where students learn about agriculture and the environment.

The $20 admission will purchase a ticket and a tour brochure
which includes a map, a list of addresses and descriptions of
the tour sites.

Participants can present their tour booklet to select local
restaurants for discounts on lunch and dinner.

Gardeners and farmers will be on hand at all sites to answer questions, offer gardening tips and maybe share some New Haven-fresh produce!

CT NOFA invites participants to scheduled gardening workshops
and activities hosted by our gardeners and to a 3:00 PM film screening of the urban agriculture documentary “Truck Farm” at Common Ground High School.

CT NOFA is proud to showcase the impressive scale of farming in
New Haven producing anything from peas and grapes to honey
and goats. The city farming movement is vital to reform of the
food system, reduction of its ecological footprint, and improvement
of quality of food available to inner city populations. The tour’s
city farms and gardens may seem small, but together they play
a large role in providing nutritious food to the New Haven region
and make the city a leader in urban farming.

For more information or to register please visit our homepage,
www.ctnofa.org,
look for our event page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ctnofa, e-mail Kristiane Huber at kristiane@ctnofa.org
or call the Connecticut NOFA office at 203-888-5146.
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Seedlets Community Meeting
Friday, August 5th, 2011 • 6:30 – 8:30
Hosted by Seedlets (Adam Wascholl, Adam King, Bill Richo)
203-777-8085
58 Atwater Street
New Haven, CT 06513
Greetings, friends!
This Friday, we will continue our Seedlets Community Meetings by discussing LETS (Local Exchange Trading System). The first two meetings we held explained the problems associated with our federal monetary system, and now we’ll begin discussing other existing systems, beginning with LETS; the easiest of the alternatives to understand and implement. Afterward, we will discuss instances of LETS currently in operation. All are welcome. For people who have never come, but are interested, this would be a great first meeting to attend.
6:30 – 7:00 PM, Socializing & food/drinks:
7:00 – 8:30 PM, Movie & discussion
> 8:30, Hangout
Please tell us if you are coming!!
Bringing food and drinks are welcome and encouraged but not necessary. We assume people have had dinner and would like snacks/desserts/drinks/alcohol. Say what you are bringing by clicking on the potluck tab! Then we can all see and adjust.
Change begins with YOU. If not NOW, when? If not YOU, who?
Adam K, Adam W, Bill R
P.S. While not necessary, the movie ‘Money As Debt’ can be watched to help gain some context for Friday’s discussion: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2550156453790090544

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Two Coyotes Wilderness School Presents

Awakening the Elder within Discussion

Tired of growing older? How about growing elder.

Join us for a group discussion lead by Hank Wolcott on how to awaken
the elder in your bones. Open to adults of all ages, come share
and learn about what an elder is, what’s their role in community, and
how they can help children grow into powerful adults.

Right now, there is a great loss of wisdom and identity of traditional roles
in our culture. The bridge that once stood between the community
and the elders has collapsed and created what we call the generation
gap. This has left both groups wandering on their side of the river.
It used to be that the elders guided the youth and communities over
the rough waters of life. Given the current rough waters of
environmental destruction, war, and disconnection could
rediscovering elders help us to find wholeness and live in more
life-affirming ways?

Join us in rediscovering what it means to be an elder as
well as what it means to invite elders into your life.

 

Hank Wolcott a long time elder for the Art of Mentoring retreat and
mentor for New England youth shares his eight decades of living wisdom
and passion for awakening people to their inner elder.
Hank has received formal initiation as an elder by Malidoma Some
in the Dagara tradition of Burkina Faso, Africa.

For mentors, elders and people involved in Two Coyotes programs there will be a pre-discussion and potluck supper  4:30-6:30 PM at the FUUS.

Call Justin at 203-843-3112 to register or for more info

Tuesday, August 2, 7 – 9 pm

First Unitarian Universalist Society, 608 Whitney Avenue, New Haven

Cost: Free, Donations appreciated
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When Peak Oil Meets Nuclear Power
 

Presentation and Potluck
Saturday, August 6, FUUS, 608 Whitney Ave, New Haven
Potluck – 6 PM, Presentation and Discussion – 7 PM
The ongoing disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan has reminded some of us of facts filed long ago but not recently accessed:  Nuclear reactors, as well as spent fuel pools, require continuous cooling for a long time after shutdown — five years or more.  Without this a meltdown will occur.  Once the plant is down, the water circulating pumps which provide the cooling require an off-site source of electricity.  Now put this together with Peak Oil:  If rising energy costs lead to economic collapse, the electrical grid could go down.  Without electricity there would be a potential for one . . . two . . . three . . . many Fukushimas.

Join us for a stimulating presentation and discussion of this exciting possibility and its relevance to our project of re-localization and bioregional living in the New Haven area!

Fred Cervin and Gaianne Jenkins will use video clips, maps and talk to present this program with a view to generate vigorous and wide-ranging discussion.
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