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Post Carbon Sustainability Town Hall – Corvallis

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12 March, 2018
7:00 pm

CH2MHill Alumni Center, Corvallis, OR

Sustainability Town Hall 2018, Corvallis

Asher Miller

Registration is now open for the 2018 Sustainability Town Hall, to be held on Monday, March 12, from 7 to 9 pm at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus. Save your place by registering HERE.

Participants will be seated at 40 tables of eight for a fast-paced, interactive Town Hall program that includes three parts, each with a presentation from the main stage followed by discussion and activity at the tables. A highlight of the program will be the keynote presentation by Asher Miller, the Executive Director of the Post Carbon Institute. The title of his talk is “Post Carbon Corvallis: Creating a Resilient Community”.

Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. Miller is one of the authors featured in “The Community Resilience Reader”, which was published in September 2017.

Other 2018 Town Hall highlights include the annual “Community Scrapbook” displaying sustainability accomplishments of local organizations and businesses during the past year, as well as electronic voting by attendees to determine the direction of local sustainability efforts in the coming year.The 2018 Sustainability Town Hall is organized by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and supported by a variety of business and organizational sponsors and individual donors.

The annual Sustainability Fair, which features delicious local food, lively music, more than 50 hands-on exhibits, and a kids’ activity room will be held at the Alumni Center from 5 to 7 pm, just prior to the Town Hall. Registration is not required for attendance at the fair.  The Sustainability Fair and Town Hall are both free and open to the public.

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14 Comments on "Post Carbon Sustainability Town Hall – Corvallis"

  1. Mad Kat on Sun, 4th Feb 2018 7:30 pm 

    Another 9/11 … or worse?

    “Hours before his first State of the Union, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to unite the country amid “tremendous divisiveness” and hopes he can do so without a traumatic event affecting Americans.”

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-says-it-will-be-hard-to-unify-country-without-a-major-event

    We shall see.

  2. Darrell Cloud on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 10:00 am 

    Perception is a product of our evolutionary past. It should match reality fairly closely. Perception in the United States has been carefully managed by the oligarchs since the turn of the last century. For at least half the population, that carefully managed image has failed the reality test. The other half still believes in some variation of the managed mime. Consequently, there is a divergence in American culture.

    This divergence is incredibly dangerous to the body politic. Our history has proven that an amicable divorce between the various factions is not possible under the current system. The death of the Democratic Party like the death of the Whig Party may serve as a harbinger to the coming horror. We all claim to be Americans but we live in two separate countries.

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  3. Darrell Cloud on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 10:18 am 

    The fascinating thing about this is that we are clearly at the point of political fracture. The two opposing narratives have each captured roughly a third of the population. The Progressives believe that the White House has been captured by semiliterate racists. The Progressives are true believers of the notion that they are the enlightened ones and that the social utopia they strive for justifies all manner of malfeasance. They are more than ready to take the Deplorables out back and shoot them in the head. Once cleansed, they are certain that humanity can be perfected according to their ideas of perfection. Therefore, they have no problem with witch hunts designed to purge the body politic of the undesirables.

    The Deplorables believe the pay for play narrative. They are convinced of high treason in the in the alphabet agencies. They full well expect an assassination attempt against their President. Whether Trump is killed or impeached is irrelevant. The Deplorables no longer see the government as their own. To them, Washington has been captured by enemies foreign and domestic. The alphabet agencies are seen as modern itinerations of Stalin’s NKVD. They full well expect that once the coup is achieved that the round ups will begin and they will be either purged or forced into slave labor camps.

    Both sides have their three percent who would be more than willing to line the other side up against a wall and shoot them. The less stable of that three percent have already attempted to initiate the slaughter.

    This political instability is simply the froth on a pot that is about to boil over. Waves of migrants are fleeing the political and economic chaos unfolding around the world. They are flooding into the United States bringing with them counter cultures that threaten the stability of the communities in which they reside. Their numbers are swamping an already overburdened entitlement industry. Our tax base cannot in any way support the government that now rules over us. The only option is exponential expansion of government debt, a debt that will never be repaid. Conjured money is now paying the interest on the interest. Default on the national debt and a default on claims made on entitlement programs is inevitable.

    The declines in production in legacy oil fields are taking down governments in Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The shale oil revolution is not profitable and its rapid decline will take down what is left of the of the U.S. economy. The resulting economic collapse will take down the government. The resulting social unrest will cause a diaspora from the city centers.

    The Progressives will adopt the age old pattern of forming a ruthless dictatorship that will attempt to rape and pillage the countryside in an effort to survive. They will initiate massive sweeps in an effort to confiscate the food and fuel they need to stay in power. In the process they will take out the producers and the shortages will become even greater.

    The Deplorables will bitterly cling to their Bibles, their Constitutions, and their guns. They will heed Solzhenitsyn’s warning and kill the agents of the Progressive state when they kick in their doors. Then they will coalesce into a swarm that will turn out the lights in the blue archipelago.

    Most of us will not survive the horror.

  4. Sissyfuss on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 10:31 am 

    Gee Darrell, maybe you should consider switching to decaf.

  5. Darrell Cloud on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 1:44 pm 

    Sis, back in 1914, nobody thought that a tubercular teenager with 32 Colt would initiate the killing of 18 million people and the wounding of 23 million more. Major tipping points are rarely recognized when the tipping occurs. It is only in the hindsight of history that they are appreciated. Leroy Pope Walker, an Alabama Legislator who vigorously pushed for secession, famously quipped that all the blood that would be shed in a war between the states could be wiped up with a handkerchief.

  6. Sissyfuss on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 3:03 pm 

    Not saying events aren’t ominous in their forming. Just don’t see the current iteration of Americans rising up against any party. They will be cowering in their parents basements waiting hopelessly for their EBT cards to reload.

  7. Darrell Cloud on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 4:23 pm 

    Sis, the 2016 county election map shows a country politically divided between urban and rural counties. What I see is a sea of red surrounding an archipelago of blue.
    http://brilliantmaps.com/2016-county-election-map/
    Flyover country bought over 100 million fire arms during the Obama years. There are over 300 million firearms in private hands. They stockpiled a trillion rounds of ammunition. There are roughly 1 million active reloaders in the country. Many of these reloaders have progressive machines and have the components to produce tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Ammunition has a shelf life of half a century if kept cool and dry.
    Home Land Security bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. Almost every federal agency to include The Department of Education has a SWAT team. Police departments around the country have received impressive stockpiles of military gear. Even my little burg has a MRAP.
    The two sides are geared up.

  8. Mad Kat on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 5:47 pm 

    Sissy, you got that right. Most Americans are so indoctrinated, distracted and dumbed down lazy that serious revolts, as in the past, are not likely to happen until those ‘bribes’ stop coming. THEN, the shit will hit the fan big time. I’m glad I am watching it from distance shores. I had enough of riots in the 60s.

  9. MASTERMIND on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 5:53 pm 

    Darell

    You need to look at a 3D map instead..A 2D map is misleading because much of the area in red is rural and nobody even lives their. R

  10. MASTERMIND on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 5:54 pm 

    Darell

    Who’s ready for spring?

    https://imgur.com/a/xRcGl

  11. MASTERMIND on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 5:56 pm 

    Limits to Growth was Right. Research Shows We’re Nearing Global Collapse (Turner, 2014)

    Pg 14, The close alignment between the LTG BAU scenario and observed developments over the last four decades, as well as the correspondence in the underlying dynamics described above, portend of potential global collapse. Although the general commentary on the LTG describes collapse occurring sometime mid-century (and the LTG authors stressed not interpreting the time scale too precisely), the BAU scenario implies that a relatively rapid fall in economic conditions and the population could be imminent. Indeed, other aspects of oil supply constraints explored in the following, indicate that the ongoing economic downturn of the GFC may be representative of an imminent BAU style collapse.
    http://sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/sites/default/files/docs/MSSI-ResearchPaper-4_Turner_2014.pdf

    Existing oil reserves are scheduled to begin a catastrophic crash within 1 to 3 years. When it hits the economic and social damage will be catastrophic. The end of Western Civilization, from China to Europe, to the US, will not occur when oil runs out. The economic and social chaos will occur when supplies are merely reduced sufficiently….

    https://imgur.com/a/6dEDt
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v481/n7382/full/481433a.html
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421509001281
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030142151300342X
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016236114010254
    http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/energy/the_challenges/peak_oil.html
    http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/Peak%20Oil_Study%20EN.pdf
    http://www.scribd.com/document/367688629/HSBC-Peak-Oil-Report-2017

  12. Darrell Cloud on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 6:36 pm 

    Master, I full well understand that the blue archipelago has the numbers. That is why Hillary won the popular vote. Had it not been for the brilliance of the Electoral College, she would be POTUS. The central state has concentrated its dependents and voting bloc into those city centers. This is an unsustainable concentration. I also know that the food, fuel and water for those population centers flow into those cities from the red districts.

    I saw a confederate flag flying in Napa Valley this summer.

  13. MASTERMIND on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 6:53 pm 

    Darell

    Hillary won the electoral vote as well. The election was hacked by whoever! Probley the deep state so they could get a republicon to lower their taxes and lobby for more military funding and endless wars! Check the exit polls,. hillary won fl,penn,ws,mi, easily! Or maybe the deep state wanted trump to win so he could be the fall guy!

  14. Darrell Cloud on Mon, 5th Feb 2018 7:12 pm 

    Master, you may be correct. I do not think the deep state is a monolith. There are 17 spy agencies. There is a distinct possibility that there is an internecine war going on between the NSA and the CIA and FBI. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/03/occams-razor-did-nsa-admiral-mike-rogers-warn-trump-on-november-17th-2016/

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