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people preparing for a brighter future.
our lives with less gas, oil, natural gas and coal. These fossil
fuels have provided so much and we have come to take it for granted.
Yet they are becoming in short supply and are not renewable. How
will we live when they become so expensive they may as well not
be available? It's going to take some good old fashioned know-how
mixed with new fashioned technology and creativity to fashion a
resilient future. We want to be able to weather the coming storms.
is the time to plan and prepare. We want to live in a community
that can provide products and services locally. No one else is going
to do this for us. We can do it ourselves. We need to work together
as a community to become strong, knowledgeable and self sufficient
right here in Fennville.
are getting together to think and talk about how to move towards
a life where we can be living well without depending on oil. We
want to take meaningful action to move in that direction. Even little
baby steps will help. It is no surprise that many members of our
Fennville community are already busy doing a variety of projects,
producing food, offering products and services that will carry us
into an energy descent plan.
are thinking about big necessities like water, food, shelter, transportation,
communication, health and dental care. Then we look for the small
attainable goals to take us there.
with less cheap fossil fuels does not have to mean a loss of quality
of life. The future can be brighter and better than what we have
now. The food will be better, local food tastes so much better and
is healthier. The nature of work will change, however gradually.
Imagine a "9-5" - long commute, drudge jobs ending in
lay off and unemployment, changing into self-directed more meaningful
service integral to the local community. The more we can plan and
prepare the easier the transition will become.
is by working together as a community that we can move ahead.