Lectures

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Sheri Liao, Global Village Beijing

24 May 2007 |
View all related to China | Politics | Sustainability

Sheri Liao is founder and president of Global Village Beijing, the foremost non-governmental organization (NGO) working towards a greener China. In this presentation to the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, she discusses the battle that Chinese environmentalists face when taking on polluters and unsustainable businesses, and outlines the ways in which progress is being made. Yes, there is an environmental movement in the world's most populous nation, and Sheri Liao is at the forefront.

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Roger Bezdek Sydney Smart Conference keynote address

21 Jun 2007 |
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Dr. Roger Bezdek discusses the Hirsch reports and peak oil's implications for Australia's distribution supply chains at Sydney's Smart Conference.

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Julian Darley at the Alberta "Power to the People" conference

18 Nov 2006 |
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Julian Darley discusses oil depletion, relocalization and more at the "Power for the People: Determining Our Energy Future" conference at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Richard Heinberg: The Energy Transition - Global Responses to Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Depletion

19 Apr 2007 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Oil | oil depletion protocol | Relocalization | Renewables | Resource Depletion
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Richard Heinberg's presentation at New College of California on transitioning to a Post Carbon world. Includes a history of man's energy use and a visual definition of peak oil, a summary of the current state of affairs, projections on what could happen if we don't begin to transition now, and finally discussion of the available responses.

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Economist Tom Greco on reinventing money

29 May 2007 |
View all related to Local Money | Money

Community and monetary economist Thomas H. Greco, Jr. gives a presentation in Sebastopol, California about creating alternative currency and exchange systems.

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Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

16 May 2007 |
View all related to Food | Local Food

Author Barbara Kingsolver talks about a year of eating locally in her book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle".

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Julian Darley on Relocalization and Energy Use - Sustainable Enterprise Conference

05 May 2007 | |
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Julian Darley presents an overview of the United States' unsustainable energy practices and makes the case for Relocalization from the point of business. The tale of the 20,000-mile long coal train....

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James Howard Kunstler: Remarks to the Commonwealth Club of California

29 Mar 2007 |
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James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, speaks to the Commonwealth Club of California about the American car culture and our illusions of maintaining it with alternative fuels.

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Stuart Ramsey: Oil, That Is

08 Feb 2007 |
View all related to Climate Change | Oil | Transportation
Transportation engineer and planner for the City of Burnaby, Stuart Ramsey, gives a presentation to the National Resource Council Canada's Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation. Ramsey focuses on urban transportation strategies for addressing the challenges of peak oil and climate change. These are issues that will require changes, on an unprecedented scale, to how we produce and consume energy.
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Julian Darley: "Relocalize Now!"

10 Aug 2006 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Local Culture | Local Energy | Local Food | Local Money | Natural Gas | Oil | Population | Relocalization | Renewables | Resource Depletion
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Presenting in Port Townsend, Washington, the founder/director of Post Carbon Institute lays out the problem of "overshoot", highlighting the impending worldwide oil and natural gas crisis, with a snapshot of Washington State's energy profile. Relocalization is the prime strategy to reduce community fossil fuel dependence. Post Carbon initiatives include Global Public Media, the Relocalization Network, Municipal Toolkit, Energy Farms Network, and the forthcoming book Relocalize Now!