Peak Oil and the End of the Hydrocarbon Age
Energy issues are becoming more prominent in politics and the news. Our addiction to foreign oil is seen as a national security threat and many believe our wars and military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are really about oil. Is there really an energy crisis? What will that mean for us in the near future?
This lecture will introduce the theory known as "peak oil" and examine the geo-political, economic and social consequences likely to unfold as the down slope of the global oil production curve comes into view. As we begin to discuss "place-making" in civic design circles, we must ask how we redevelop the existing auto-centric landscape to work for people in a future of high energy prices, revenue shortfalls and lower public mobility that will result.
Barry Wauldron holds degrees in earth science and urban planning from Eastern Michigan University and is a faculty member at University of Michigan-Dearborn, teaching courses in urban, physical, and cultural geography. Mr. Wauldron's areas of interest include energy systems, transportation, the "Transition" movement, and rebuilding local food systems. Mr. Wauldron serves on the Board of the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy and is working to launch an incubator farm project where new farmers can access affordable land to practice and establish their businesses. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date/Time: September 13, 2012 / 6:00pm
Cost: Absolutely Free
Location: Mans Lumber, 47255 Michigan Avenue, Canton, MI 48188
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Mans Lumber and Millwork
The Mans Family has been serving the community since 1900, when Nicholas August Mans started the
business selling coal and peat in the Downriver community of Trenton, Michigan. Today, the original
business of selling coal expanded into lumber and then into all varieties of rough and finished building
materials. Our two locations, Canton and Trenton, have also expanded into full service lumber yards,
both with kitchen and bath design centers, a flooring store, millwork shop, installed product services,
and a distribution center. Our vision is based on focusing our resources on our core business and the
following belief: Our customers are the focus of everything we do.
Mans Lumber and Millwork is proud to support and work with NEXTbuilding Forum. Besides lumber,
a long standing renewable resource, we happily offer a large verity of sustainable building products;
composite decking, energy efficient doors and windows, low impact engineered wood products, etc. The
list goes on and we’d be happy to help you focus on items like this during you’re next project.
Phone: (734) 714-5800