Heinberg Talk

Transition Northfield is pleased to sponsor a talk by author Richard Heinberg in Northfield on the evening of November 12th!  Richard will be speaking about how our community can plan together for a changing world in view of the economy, the need for energy independence, and climate change.

“Mom, Dad, We need to talk: Preparing together for a changed world”

Friday, November 12, 6:30 PM at the

Northfield Ballroom, 1055 Highway 3 N., Northfield, MN  (Note: click this MapQuest link for a correct map.  For some reason Google Maps incorrectly points to a location south of downtown but the Ballroom is actually north of downtown Northfield.)

This event is free of charge, with donations accepted at the door.  An ASL interpreter will be provided.

Richard Heinberg is the award-winning author of eight books including The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies; Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World; and Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines. He is a Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. His monthly MuseLetter has been published since 1992 and his essays and articles have appeared widely and in many languages. Richard writes a monthly column for The Ecologist magazine, and has been featured in many film documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour. Since 2002, he has given over three hundred lectures on oil depletion to a wide variety of audiences around the world.

Richard serves as an advisor to Transition US and is a fellow at Post Carbon Institute.  Transition Northfield is committed to building awareness and engaging the collective wisdom of our community in developing resilience in response to the challenges of economic contraction, increasing energy costs (peak oil), and climate change.

We are also hosting a follow-up community discussion on Saturday November 13th at 9:00 AM at the First United Church of Christ, Union and 3rd Streets, in Northfield where we will talk about what we can do next, together.  (Richard will not be able to attend the community discussion.)

For more information, you can contact the Transition Northfield Initiating Group by email at info@transitionnorthfield.org .