Peak oil is very real and is happenning right now, the impacts of running out of a cheap supply of oil are going to have huge effects on out current way of life. How we deal with these changes is now extremely important, Visit our peak oil pages for all of the latest links, newsfeeds and resources, read the peak oil books that we recommend in our book review pages (most books listed are available in our reading room at Bridge 5 Mill) and get a broad understanding of what the effects of peak oil will be.

Once you have read through what's really happening and realised that corporations and governments aren’t acting fast enough to ensure that we are resiliant to the effects of peak oil, you will probably want to do something about it. Luckily MERCi has created our ‘Action Manchester’ directory listing all of the groups in Greater Manchester who are campaigning and working towards sustainability and social justice. All these groups welcome new members and volunteers. We also have EN4M which will keep you up to date with what's happening in Manchester. Or why not volunteer at MERCi

To deal with peak oil we need major changes in our infrastructure, these changes need to come from governments, energy providers and corporations. But there is lots we can do to change our own habits. It's oil that flies us around the world, enables us to drive everywhere, gets turned into plastic for our latest gadgets, fuels the trucks, planes and boats that bring our food into the uk. We need to buy food from local producers and grow more of our own, drive less, fly less, waste less things made of oil such as plasic bags, and work within our communities to provide what we need locally. Visit our community pages for more about community resiliance to peak oil. Take a look at our Big Green Guide of sustainable goods and service providers. And to help change you workplace habits see our Sustaining Change Project pages.

So your convinced we need to act, you've read all of the issues, you're active in a group, you've changed your habits at work and at home and you're hopefully having a great time! Now it's time to tell everyone else, Tweet it, Blog it, nag your friends, find a film that inspires you and invite people round to watch it, join websites such as 38 degrees and sign the petitions, organise a public event, a film night, a speaking tour, concert, festival, whatever takes your fancy. If you need help with a venue, equipment, films, speakers or promotion contact us and we will see if we can help.