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Peak Moment: Energy Independence - America's Road Not Taken

21 Feb 2008 | |
View all related to energy independence | middle east government | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil
Energy researcher Glenn Rambach's charts show how America budgeted forenergy independence following the OPEC embargo in 1973. Then the Reaganadministration switched to having "the market" create researchincentives, so federal funding declined severely. He says we've lost 30years, are spending in the wrong places, and need to get back toserious research in energy development. (www.thirdorbitpower.com.) Episode 98.
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Peak Moment: Toward New Models of Shared Leadership

18 Feb 2008 | |
View all related to community | leadership | Peak Moment Television | psychology | social justice

Mediator Anne Oliver would have us move back to our wisdom and forward to new social forms that are inclusive, respect all voices, and share leadership. She uses "Appreciative Inquiry" where we tell each other our stories, and out of our successful experiences, find values that can lead us into the future. Episode 97.

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Peak Moment: Reconnecting with Our Roots - Food for Body and Soul

06 Feb 2008 | |
View all related to community gardening | ecopsychology | Local Food | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture | security

Linda Buzzell-Saltzman and Larry Saltzman of Santa Barbara share a love for their garden in more ways than one. Larry is creating a lush food forest and teaches permaculture to promote local food security. Ecotherapist Linda helps people heal their relationship with nature, noting that many problems are rooted in this disconnection. http://www.forthefuture.org. Episode 96.

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Peak Moment: Economic Localization - A Community Rediscovering Itself (with transcript)

01 Feb 2008 | |
View all related to agriculture | energy farms | Food | local economy | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Relocalization | rural | security | Transportation | urban
Read this article in: English

In this freewheeling conversation, Jason Bradford and Brian Weller, co-founders of Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL), discuss local food security, creating a farm at a nearby grade school, being rooted in community, urban / rural friction in wealth and land use, regional trading partners, reinventing local public transportation, and more. Episode 95.

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Peak Moment: Facilitating Economic Localization in Willits, California

01 Feb 2008 | |
View all related to local economy | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Relocalization

Jason Bradford and Brian Weller, co-founders of Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL), discuss their group's approach to educating and enrolling their townsfolk about declining oil and the imperative to reduce dependencies on imported energy, food, and other goods. They view their group as a mid-WIFE: a Watchdog, Incubator, Facilitator and Educator. They're pioneering "rediscovering where we live--and it's exciting." Episode 94.

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Peak Moment: Mendocino Renegade

24 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to GMO | Local Food | Organic | Peak Moment Television | Sustainability | Sustainable Growing | Water

Els Cooperrider is an energetic lady. She co-founded the Mendocino Organic Network, which began an organic peer-certification service for local growers. Their Mendocino Renegade label means products are "beyond organic" and local. She also led Mendocino to become the first U.S. county to be GMO-free -- genetically-modified organisms cannot be grown there. Her eatery, Ukiah Brewing Co. & Restaurant, is America'sfirst certified organic brew pub, which serves seasonal local ingredients. Episode 93.

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Peak Moment: A Community Car Share Hits the Road

20 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to alternative transportation | car share | community | Peak Moment Television | sharing

Lorraine Wilde's non-profit Community Car Share organization in Bellingham, Washington received startup help from many quarters. Established car-sharing organizations mentored her, individuals offered low-interest private loans, a state grant enabled them to purchase a hybrid, and the city provided a fixed parking place by the bus station. Learn how she did it, then set one up in your community! Episode 92.

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Peak Moment: A Sustainability Renaissance Man

15 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to economics | intentional community | Ken Wilber | nonviolent | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture

Earth needs humans to figure out our shared destiny, says Alan Seid, whose interest is both the outer and inner dimensions of sustainability. Outside there's ecology, social systems and economics (e.g., in Permaculture). Inside is the psychological dimension of personal and group values and intentions. How do we meet people where they are, engender respect, promote crucial information-sharing, and motivate change? Episode 91.

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Peak Moment: What Can One Person Do?

11 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to aquifer | Climate Change | compost | conservation | humanure | Peak Moment Television | plumbing | shower | toilet | Water | wells

If you enjoyed Sally Lovell's over-the-top treatise on her electric bike (episode 40), she's back, telling us other ways one person can make a difference - from fresh water to humanure. Her focus on water includes educating herself on where it comes from, effects of pollution and climate change, and conservation -- pressurized toilets, choice of washing machine, and ways to use that not-so-hot water while it's getting hot. As for humanure, listen in and find out! Episode 90.

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Peak Moment: Affordable Homes Forever - OPAL Community Land Trust

11 Jan 2008 | |
View all related to affordable housing | city | economic justice | opal community land trust | orcas island | Peak Moment Television

This land trust is creating permanently affordable homes amidst increasingly-expensive real estate on beautiful Orcas Island, Washington. Co-founder Michael Sky explains how they provide 99-year leases on the homes built on land trust property. Restrictions limiting the resale value allow owners to sell at a reasonable profit while keeping the homes affordable forever. http://www.opalclt.org, http://www.nationalclt.org. Episode 89.