29 Feb 2008
12 Tools for Transition. No.1: The Self-Teaching Peak Oil Talk.
In The Transition Handbook you will find 12 “Tools for Transition”, scattered through the book, practical activities that can help to support and deepen your Transition process. Some of them have evolved during the process, and others are other peoples’ ideas we have used and sometimes adapted. I’ll post them here, one a day. This first one is the shortest, but hopefully you might find a way to use it in your work.
The Self-Teaching Peak Oil Talk.
There are two ways one can deliver a peak oil presentation. The first is to stand up in front of a group of people and speak. The second is to get the group to give itself the presentation. How so, when they now nothing about it you might ask? Aha! This is where the Self-Teaching Peak Oil Talk comes in. Simply print a good peak oil powerpoint (the Transition Network is producing a generic one which is a good place to start) onto A3 or A4 sheets, and on the back of each sheet put some text (short and to the point) which explains the slide.
Then distribute the cards among the participants and, like guests at a party, invite them to mingle and to tell each other the information on their ‘slides’. As well as being a fun way to start getting people familiar with peak oil issues, it is also a great ice-breaker at an event or at the beginning of a course.