Z Carbon Pioneer Education Resources

Educational Film Introduction

3000 Years of Fossil Fuel in 300 Seconds by Post Carbon Institute

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.

Duration: 9 minutes



In Transition 2.0 by Transition Town Network

This film is about how different communities around the world implementing “Transition” action including communities currency, growing food in backyard or community garden, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. In a world that is awash with gloom and peak oil crisis, here is a story of hope and ingenuity.

Duration: 106minutes

English with Chinese Subtitle


The Power of Community - How Cuba Survive Peak Oil? by the Institute of Community Solutions

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people. They share how they transitioned from highly mechanized agriculture to using organic farming and urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis. The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis, is an example of options and hope.

Duration: 60 minutes

English with Chinese Subtitle 




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