posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 04:21 AM
The campaign that Films For Action launched last year to pass a Peak Oil Resolution has succeeded.
Joining forces with members of the Sustainability Action Network earlier this year, we were able to host presentations on peak oil to the City's
Sustainability Advisory Board and the City Commission itself. With the helpful initiative of the Mayor, Michael Dever, the resolution was put on the
agenda promptly the first Tuesday of September. All of the commissioners were in full support of the effort, and around 8:30 that night, the
resolution to establish a Mayor's Task Force on Peak Oil passed unanimously, 5-0.
Passing this resolution puts the City of Lawrence at the forefront of the growing movement to address peak oil at a local, city-wide level, joining
just a handful of other cities who have passed similar resolutions, among them San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR.
You can read the full text of the resolution here (pdf):
Read more about the passing of the resolution here:
We've also cataloged several of the best online videos you can watch on peak oil, providing an excellent educational resource for people who may want
to try to pass a resolution in their own city: www.filmsforaction.org...