Our lovely town of Keene, New Hampshire, is blessed with many active citizens and organizations working to create an ever more livable and satisfying community. This community spirit will come in handy as our community faces increasing shocks and challenges due to peak oil, climate change, and a crisis-ridden global economy. Lots of good work has already begun here, but much still remains to be done to:
1) Dramatically reduce our overall energy use;
2) Shift from unsafe and declining fossil fuel resources to safe and renewable energy sources;
3) Enhance the heart and soul of what we love most about our community–even as we face the end of the Age of Cheap and Abundant Oil; and
4) Relocalize our economy so Keene and the Monadnock region can increase its green-collar jobs and become more capable of producing many of the vital goods and services we need to survive and thrive in the years ahead.