We are now hosting a stall at the Big Pineapple Grower’s Markets each Saturday morning!!
Meet and mingle at the Transition Town stall inside the Big Pineapple’s main building each Saturday from 6.30 am to 12.00 noon and join a table for conversations.

For more details please contact
Jeanette and John Isaacs-Young: 5442 2118 or 0438 562 118 ttnambour@yahoo.com.au ; jeanette@lifestreamassociates.com.au
From March 2012 we hope to resume meetings at the CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour on the 4th Wednesday of every month
from 7.00 pm. The CWA hall is next to the Nambour Town Square and adjoining the IGA supermarket complex.

All are welcome to join us at Transition events!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nicole Foss visit to the Sunshiine Coast on 9th February 2011

Hi Transitioners of Nambour

We are planning to show a really interesting and pertinent DVD called
"A Century of Challenges" by Nicole Foss.

On    : Wednesday 26th October
At    :  CWA Hall, Short Street, Nambour
When : Wednesday 26th October at 7pm.
Gold coin donation, tea and coffee available.

Pertinent ? Why ?

 Nicole's message ( see her potted bio below)  is relevant to our understanding  of the brinkmanship economic conditions prevailing in the European and North American Economies at present ( particularly in Greece which is seeing a systemic break down). The question we all want to know is .... how will this  play out in the short to medium term overseas and in our own economy ? The debt level in many economies threatens the economic existence  we have become used to in the developed world. In economies where they propose to pay off these debts with more debt it seems it can only get worse. Nicole Foss is an expert on this type of calamitous decision making, having had experience in Russia during the transition from Communism, and having studied, first hand, the effects of a deflationary economy on how people live. We can learn how these events play out abroad and how they may effect us in Australia. Nicole  has "walked the talk" by fleeing the from the UK some years ago and in setting her family up on a small farm in a self sufficient manner, in Canada. Apart from her obvious CV qualifications this makes her a uniquely interesting communicator.

This evening is a prelude to a visit by  Nicole who is booked to come and speak to us, YES, US ! at L'il O'l Transition Nambour on 9th February 2012 , PLEASE BOOK THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY. We feel it is important to know something of her message prior to her arrival so we can encourage others to come to what we hope will prove to be a big and successful presentation. This talk will be part of an Austalian tour that starts with us and goes on to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and WA.

Please come and join us. I include some links to her work which may be of interest as well.In particular her work for the the blog site THE AUTOMATIC EARTH.

Nicole Foss – Some biographical info.

Nicole’s academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.

She is co-editor of The Automatic Earth <http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/> , where she writes under the name Stoneleigh. She and her writing partner have been chronicling and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. The site integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and realpolitik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Prior to the establishment of TAE, she was previously editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance.

Foss runs the Agri-Energy Producers' Association of Ontario, where she has focused on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.

Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.  Nicole also earned her living in Ontario managing renewable energy policy, and she will explain why the green future that many people aspire to is very difficult to put into practice.

Series of 5 short videos -  Nicole Foss talks about Finance and Bubbles, Nuclear Power, Cheap Energy, Decoupling, and Alternative Energy.


Nicole Foss - How I Prepared My Home for Peak Oil and Economic Uncertainty

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