POST CARBON INSTITUTE

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 613 4th Street Suite 208 Santa Rosa CA 95404 USA

Mission: Post Carbon Institute helps individuals and communities understand and respond to the environmental, societal, and economic crises created by our dependence on fossil fuels. An explosion in human population and consumption--fed by cheap, abundant energy--has brought previously unimaginable advances in health, economies, transport, and communications. But this growth has come with an equally unimaginable cost. We now find ourselves in a world of declines, including: * global oil, natural gas, and coal production * climate stability * fresh water and fish stocks * food production * biodiversity and habitats * economic activity Like it or not, we are here. All of the environmental debts for society’s century-long industrial fiesta are coming due at the same time, and at a moment when the world is reeling from a profound global economic crisis. The converging challenges of energy scarcity, climate change, resource depletion, and economic collapse mean that we have just one last chance to put ourselves on a path towards true sustainability. Post Carbon Institute is dedicated to helping families, communities, governments, and businesses understand and manage the transition to a post carbon world. Our aim is to bring together thought leaders and replicable best practices in such a way that both the challenges and solutions are approached holistically. These are unprecedented times, ones that will test our courage, capacity, and commitment. Many families and communities have already begun the journey toward low-consumption, equitable sustainability. We hope you join us.
Target demographics: help transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustanable future...for all.
Geographic areas served: U.S. primarily

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have recently become interested in the issue of Peak Oil and have found PCI to be a dependable source of accurate and up-to-date information.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping me learn more about the energy crisis and how we need to develop sustainable solutions to replace our dependence on fossil fuels.

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

PCI is one of the best non profits I have ever encountered. They spread the truth no matter wht they cost. They are tireless in educating and informing. Given the reality of our environemnt, it would be easy for them to put forth a doom and gloom message - and they put forth the facts to be examined. GO PCI!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Authentic, real and approachable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get the message out - how to transition to resilient communiites - much faster and broader

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I've worked with and volunteered for a number of nonprofit/NGOs over the years, and never have I found a higher level of commitment or dedication to spreading the truth - regardless of how unpalatable some of these tough truths are - then Post Carbon Institute. PCI doesn't have the budget or the reach a big NGO like the Sierra Club, but their research and positions also don't suffer from the influence of political muscle. Three cheers for PCI.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Delivering solid information that is peer reviewed and reliable.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more resources.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Lack of ego. They just tell it like it is without agenda.

Ways to make it better...

Their website was better. Which it now is!

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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