31 Aug 2006
“Life After Oil” course at Schumacher College – updated and reposted.
**Life After Oil: Breaking the Habit. A Residential Course at Schumacher College, Devon, UK. November 12-24, 2006**
**Teachers:** David Fleming, Ron Oxburgh, Michael Meacher, Richard Heinberg & Rob Hopkins.
*I am reposting the information about this upcoming course because I thought that you might be interested to know that I’ve been asked to do a bit of teaching on it. I’ll be teaching a day on Energy Descent Planning at the beginning of the second week. For those who wrote in suggesting the H2 tour could become the H3 tour were I to head down to Australia too, this is an opportunity to see a different H2 combination!* The original post continued thus – “I’d like to recommend a rather exciting course which is taking place on my doorstep in November, Schumacher College’s first on peak oil. If you have never before done a course at Schumacher, there could be few better places to start than this course.
The press release for the course reads, “this unique two-week course brings together leading thinkers in the field to address Peak Oil issues from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds”. They’ll discuss questions such as: How did we become addicted to oil? Can the oil industry move down the road to a non-fossil fuel economy? What are the political dimensions of life with and after oil? To what extent can energy alternatives other than nuclear replace oil usage? How can we redesign our society to free ourselves from oil dependence?
Schumacher College is an international centre educating and inspiring for sustainability, which attracts course participants and teachers from around the world. It provides a holistic learning experience which includes physical work, meditation, discussions and walks, alongside the intellectual inquiry which forms the backbone of each course. It is based on the beautiful Dartington Hall Estate in south Devon.
**David Fleming** is author of Lean Logic: The Book of Environmental Manners, and is known for developing a form of energy rationing called Tradable Energy Quotas.
**Ron Oxburgh** was Chairman of Shell and is now active in campaigning for a less oil-dependent society.
**Michael Meacher** is a Labour MP and was previously Minister for the Environment.
**Richard Heinberg** is a journalist, educator and author of The Party’s Over: War and the Fate of Industrial Societies.
**Rob Hopkins** is a permaculture teacher and educator, originator of the Kinsale Energy Descent Plan who runs www.transitionculture.org.
For further information visit our website **www.schumachercollege.org.uk** or contact:
The Administrator, Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6EA. firstname.lastname@example.org.