Relocalization

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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: What Will We Eat as the Oil Runs Out?

03 Dec 2007
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Our global food system faces a crisis of unprecedented scope. This crisis, which threatens to imperil the lives of hundreds of millions and possibly billions of human beings, consists of four simultaneously colliding dilemmas, all arising from our relatively recent pattern of dependence on depleting fossil fuels.

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Peak Oil Activists Gather, Plan for Hard Times, Will Lead the Way

28 Nov 2007
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Former professor and author David Korten told close to 300 applauding peak oil activists that they are not a fringe minority but the leading edge of a super-majority "and it's time we start acting like it." Korten issued his rallying call in October at the "Fourth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions" where activists from 30 some states discussed ways to respond to declining oil production and other coming planetary woes. Korten joined a dozen other speakers in "Planning for Hard Times," the theme of the three-day conference sponsored by Community Solution at Antioch College.

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Kinsale two years on

08 Oct 2007 |
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Klaus Harvey of Transition Town Kinsale (TTK) shares with Global Public Media's Andi Hazelwood the benefit of two years of experience in striving for sustainability in Kinsale, Cork, Ireland since the town's local council adopted the world's first Energy Descent Action Plan. Harvey talks about the food, transport and waste initiatives underway, and TTK's relocalization plans for the future.

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Tim Flannery: we have to stop our emissions

04 Oct 2007 |
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Tim Flannery, one of Australia's top scientists and author of The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change talks to Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about his suggested mitigations for climate change on the heels of the alarming new report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Flannery also discusses Australia's drought and food crises, relocalization and Bjorn Lomborg's skeptical new book on global warming.

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Planning For Hard Times: The Community Solution

26 Sep 2007 |
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Megan Quinn Bachman, Outreach Director for The Community Solution, talks with Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about The 4th Annual US Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions: Planning For Hard Times on October 26-28, 2007. Quinn Bachman also discusses the impacts of the DVD, "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil."

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New Queensland Sustainability Minister on the future with less oil

19 Sep 2007 |
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Queensland's newly appointed Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation talks with GPM's Andi Hazelwood about his robust new portfolio (with double the previous environmental budget), the impending public release of his government-commissioned report on "Queensland's Vulnerability to Oil Prices," and the importance of relocalisation in the face of oil depletion.

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Deconstructing Dinner: The End of Oil, The Start of Tasty Food

12 Sep 2007 |
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A look back at the oil and food propaganda of the 1950s and 60s. What messages were encouraging such an easy acceptance of this non-renewable source of our global food system? Julian Darley presents some alternatives.

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The Reality Report: Jeffrey J. Brown and Net Oil Exports

12 Sep 2007 |
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Jeffrey J. Brown is an oil exploration geoscientist, primarily in Texas. This episode of the Reality Report looks at "net oil exports," and how the energy crisis creates the need to transform from an economy of mass global consumers to one of local producers. His website is: http://graphoilogy.blogspot.com/.

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Peak Moment: Boulder County Going Local!

09 Aug 2007 | |
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Michael Brownlee didn't stop after creating the Boulder Valley Relocalization group. He's catalyzing Boulder County's Going Local! campaign, encouraging residents to buy local first, eat and grow local food, create local energy and local currency. The community will celebrate at a "Renaissance of Local" festival, conference and expo with a feast prepared by the local Slow Food group. Episode 66.

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Rob Hopkins on the transition movement

13 Jul 2007 |
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TransitionCulture.org's Rob Hopkins talks in detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood about the movement across the UK to transition to a low fossil fuel future and about his own group, Transition Town Totnes. Hopkins also successfully counters the excuses and arguments against transition efforts.