End of Suburbia, Wednesday, October 12, 7:00p.m. at the Oxford Community Arts Center.
After World War II North Americans invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are emerging about the sustainability of this way of life. The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the people of suburbia react? Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done individually and collectively, to deal with The End of Suburbia? (78 min.)
Free and sponsored by the OXFORD INTERFAITH CLIMATE CHANGE WORK GROUP (ICCWG), a coalition of area churches and concerned individuals working on the issue of climate change and earth stewardship. – Submitted by Liz Woedl