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Reality Report: Jamie Henn of 350.org

19 May 2008 |
View all related to activism | Climate Change | Reality Report
View all related to Jason Bradford | Bill McKibben
The Reality Report interviews Jamie Henn of 350.org, a creative new initiative formed following the scientific understanding that atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations need to be reduced to at most 350 parts per million.
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Peak Moment: Community Gardens Grow Communities

01 May 2008 | |
View all related to activism | cities | community | community gardens | gardening | Peak Moment Television | post carbon cities | urban agriculture
Patrick Marcus and other motivated citizens sprouted a community garden on city land slated to be a park in Ashland, Oregon. When the garden was threatened by plans to develop the park, they got active. Their research and advocacy led to official policy supporting community gardens in city parks. As the volunteer garden manager, Patrick affirms gardening isn't just for leisure -- it helps build community. It creates bonds among people from diverse social spheres -- through shared work, classes, potlucks and, most of all, shared passion. Episode 106.