3 May 2007
Communicating Peak Oil to Teenagers – any ideas?
Transition Town Totnes is developing a project called ‘Transition Tales’ which is seeking to involve young people in exploring how the Transition process might be for the town, as well as to raise their awareness about peak oil and climate change. One of the great things about **Transition Culture** is all the wonderful readers out there bristling with ideas. I want to throw this out to you. Do you have any thoughts for exercises, games, demonstrations that could make an understanding of peak oil accessible to teenagers?
We are putting together a set of tools for doing this, ways of making the energy contained in a litre of oil visible, really allowing them to see what an extraordinarily energy dense material it is and how dependent on it we are. One idea is to take in a suitcase containing lots of things and asking them what they think they have in common, the answer being that they are all made of oil. Please post your comments, thoughts and activities here. I will report back what we did in the end in case it is useful for the work that you do. Thanks for your input and creativity.