Transition Troy Offers Free Film Series
Two days; Two Locations
Film Title: The End of Suburbia
Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their new found wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.
As we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary.
The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ?
When: Thurs., 10/25/12 from 5:30 to 8:00pm.
Troy Public Library, 100 Second St.
Thurs., 11/1/12 from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
Hill Street Inn, 4th St. and Division St.
Beverages Available; Donations Appreciated; Join us!
Fresh on 11/29 and 12/6
The Economics of Happiness on 12/27 and 1/3/13
Transition Troy is a collaboration of residents committed to leading our city and the surrounding area into and through this period of transformation. Our mission is to enable people to find like-minded collaborators and form working groups that make things happen. We communicate and coordinate a diversity of efforts within a unifying vision to move our area forward into the 21st Century.
Transition helps communities prepare and adapt to the revolutionary change from oil dependency to local resilience. Transition is not a particular program, but a process for a community to dialogue, decide, and act. Priorities and projects are unique for each community, but the transition process is bottom-up creativity, relationship building, and community enhancement.