local economy


Peak Moment: Local Living Economies - Protecting What We Love

11 May 2009 | |
View all related to Food | local business | local economy | Peak Moment Television
Judy Wicks' love of place, and of animals, has made widening ripples on a global scale...She has gone on to found BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), a national network of sustainable, small businesses that promote going local. (www.livingeconomies.org), (www.whitedog.com) Episode 144.

Deconstructing Dinner: Backyard Chickens I (Farming in the City III)

27 Mar 2008 |
View all related to chickens | Deconstructing Dinner | gardening | local economy | self-sufficiency | urban agriculture
Meet Bucky Buckaw - a backyard-chicken expert and Host of Bucky Buckaw's Backyard Chicken Broadcast. Also meet Christoph Martens - a subversive backyard chickener who raises chickens within the city limits of Nelson, British Columbia. While City Bylaw #2333 prohibits the raising of poultry, Martens won't let such an environmentally irresponsible bylaw get in the way of his path to greater self-sufficiency.

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
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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.


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.


Sweden's sustainable finance system

16 Oct 2007 |
View all related to economics | economy | finance | interest | local economy | sustainable development | Sweden

Oscar Kjellberg is the former CEO and current strategic manager of J.A.K. Members Bank in Sweden, an interest-free, member-owned savings and loan. In this interview with Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media, Kjellberg talks about the history of J.A.K Members bank, explains the J.A.K. banking model and illustrates how the conventional interest-based system, with it's growth imperative, is unsustainable. Kjellberg also discusses how the J.A.K. model differs from the interest-free Islamic banking system, and how the current mortgage and currency crisis in the US is a result of interest-based financing.