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The 6th Community Solutions Conference Climate Crisis Solutions: Curtailment and Community – The Power of Individual Action was held November 7-9, 2014, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, six years since our last conference. As in the past, the conference was a way to share our current thinking on the climate crisis, peak oil, and solutions – thus our subtitle “The Power of Individual Action.” Many people wrote that they would have liked to attend but chose not to travel and generate more CO2 emissions. Thus it was a smaller group, about 75 people, who gathered to hear from both well known speakers as well as ordinary folks who are leading the way in personal CO2 emissions reduction. For an attendee review, read Climate Crisis and the Pursuit of Happiness by Erik Lindberg on our blog.

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Speakers at the 2014 conference were Richard Heinberg, Bob Brecha, Pat Murphy, Martin Heller, Jim Merkel, and Liz Walker. A panel on “Personal Lifestyle Choices” was led by Peter Bane and one on “Deep Cuts in Home Energy Use” by Linda Wigington. Two other panel discussions were also held “Should Curtailment Replace Sustainability?” and “Where to Begin – Individual or Community?”

Guest speaker from Cuba, Mario Arrastía, did not receive his visa from the U.S. in time. However, in December he received it and Community Solutions hosted him on a tour of the U.S. This culminated in his giving a talk in Yellow Springs in January, “Transforming Cuba’s Energy Future,” which we filmed and have included in the Conference DVD proceedings.

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