Cuba has already been through economic collapse as a result of the shortage of energy resources. That happened after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989 and Cuba lost its primary sugar market and the source of almost all its petroleum. The Cubans rose to the occasion, and today are a model of sustainability for the rest of the world.
For more on Cuba as a society and how it dealt with what it calls its "Special Period", see the Cuba section of our Societies page.
Note: For everything you'd ever want to know about Cuba, visit Radio Free Cuba, which also plays Cuba music 24 hours a day.
The Power of Community
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (article)
The Power of Community
How Cuba survived Peak Oil. (DVD)
Cuba's transition from an industrial petroleum-based society to a sustainable society, as a result of their loss of petroleum when their source the Soviet Union collapsed.
Cuba - A Hope
How Cubans successfully responded to their own equivalent of Peak Oil
Cuba and Venezuela Lead Global Organic Revolution
Diversified agricultural production in the two countries
Cuba: Case Study in Food Security
Urban gardens, organic gardening and much more
Cuba Diet, The
How Cuba dealt with food shortages. Can industrial countries do it too?
Cuba's Organic Food Revolution Flourishing
More on Cuban agriculture
Farming with Fidel
Article in Sustainable Times
Urban gardening and community food preservation
Greening of Cuba, The
DVD from Food First
Greening of the Revolution, The
Cuba's Experiment with Organic Agriculture [book]
Havana's Popular Gardens
Sustainable Urban Agriculture
Organic Farming in Cuba
Article in Multinational Monitor
Permaculture in Cuba
Activities of the Australian Conservation Foundation's Urban Permaculture Project in Cuba
Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance
Transforming Food Production in Cuba [book]
What is Happening in Cuba...
"The largest conversion in world history from conventional agriculture to organic or semi-organic farming."
Cuba's Jewel of Tropical Medicine
Article on the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine
How Cuba is integrating natural remedies into its public health care - Salon article
Healing the Masses
Cuban health politics at home and abroad [book]
Latin American School of Medicine
Official Spanish language site of Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina that offers free medical training for students from throughout the Americas and other regions (including poor areas of the U.S.) - Information on the school in English including scholarships for U.S. students
Primary Care in Cuba
Family Medicine paper
Secrets of Cuban Medicine, The
Article in Russian weekly newspaper
Cycling in Havana
Green transportation by default