"To save the planet, we do not need miraculous technical breakthroughts or vast amounts of capital. Essentially we need a radical change in our thinking and behaviour."
- Ted Trainer
The challenge of the inevitable decline in world oil production, with associated increasing prices and price volatility, is huge. Add climate change and the economic crisis, and we face a challenge of epic proportions - which is also an opportunity to create a more connected, fulfilling way of life.
Many people choose to face these problems by decreasing their carbon footprint, preparing for emergencies, learning to live more sustainably, and working to strengthen their local communities. Along the way, they find that this way of life is more creative, satisfying and interesting.
Nine ideas for getting started
How do you begin to prepare to deal with these possibilities? Everyone has different circumstances and resources, but here are nine ideas just to help you get started: