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Crude Awakening premiere screening

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ACT Peak Oil is proud to present the premiere screening of the acclaimed film Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash on Wednesday 1st August. The world-wide peak and irreversible decline of oil production is happening now. And Canberra is particularly vulnerable. Come and find out more about this important issue.
Update: There will be a short forum after the film with guest speakers Kerrie Tucker (ACT Greens Senate candidate), Bill Stefaniak (ACT Leader of the Opposition) and Mike Kelly (Labor candidate for Eden-Monaro). Wine included.

Seminar with Dr Roger Bezdek

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Dr Roger Bezdek will be speaking at a parliamentary briefing on Peak Oil. Dr Roger Bezdek is co-author of the Hirsch Report, the first public report about Peak Oil commissioned by the US Government. This makes him the "Stern-equivalent" in the realm of Peak Oil.
Hosted by ASPO Australia and Senator Rachel Siewert.

666 ABC Canberra Tuesday Transport Challenge

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From the 666 ABC Canberra website:
"On Tuesday, May 22, we will be holding the Tuesday Transport Challenge - where we will be asking you to leave your car keys at home and take a bus, ride your bike, or walk to you first appointment of the day, once you arrive we want you to call the Morning Show with Alex Sloan and tell us how it went."
Check here for details

666 ABC Canberra transport forum

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666 ABC Canberra is holding a transport forum in the 666 Studios. The forum will consist of a panel of transport thinkers.
Update:Alex Pollard has been invited to participate as a representative of ACT Peak Oil.
Check here for details

SEE-Change in Canberra

In response to Peak Oil, many people are undertaking "relocalisation".

In Canberra, the SEE-Change initiative could form the basis for such an effort locally. It is described by Prof. Bob Douglas:

"Solving the social, economic and environmental issues now confronting Australia and the world cannot be left to the experts and the politicians. Ordinary people must take action. If we are to get ourselves out of the mess we are in, people power needs to cut in.

SEE-Change is a new way of encouraging communities to become involved in finding solutions to some of the serious issues that we are now facing....

Future frameworks for regional rail

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A symposium to explore elements of a regional rail framework.
RSVP by January 11.
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http://www.rtsa.com.au
http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/news/frameworks.htm

Walk Against Warming

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Walk Against Warming is an annual community event in support of the Kyoto protocol.
Where: meet 12 noon Civic Square, Legislative Assembly
What: a fun walk through Civic to Glebe Park for a picnic with speakers, entertainment and stalls
Why: Join the growing movement demanding deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions through:

National Capital Plan submissions due

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The National Capital Authority is currently accepting submissions on their plans for various parts of the City:
http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/planning_and_urban_design/national_capital_plan/draft_amendments.asp
Submissions close September 29.

Contact

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