Relocalization

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Reality Report: Sharon Astyk on food and farming

02 Jul 2007 |
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How many farmers will it take to feed America as oil and natural gas supplies decline? Sharon Astyk is head farmer at a CSA in central New York, currently working on a pair of books with New Society Publishers titled “Depletion and Abundance: The New Home Front, Families and the Coming Crisis” and “A Nation of Farmers.” Sharon also frequently writes essays that appear on her website and elsewhere, check out http://casaubonsbook.blogspot.com/

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Creating an Energy Descent Action Plan

29 Jun 2007 |
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Rob Hopkins of TransitionCulture.org and Sonya Wallace of Creating a Sustainable Sunshine Coast (CASSC) tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood about creating an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) and dealing with the associated challenges.

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Rob Hopkins

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Rob Hopkins is the originator of the Transition Town concept, which promotes community-driven responses to peak oil that focus on cooperative effort to meet basic needs as sustainably and close to home as possible.
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Julian Darley on CJLY in Canada

19 Jun 2007 |
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Post Carbon Institute founder Julian Darley appears on The Ecocentric with host Matt Lowe on CJLY Kootenay co-op radio in advance of his July 11 visit to Nelson, BC, Candada to discuss resource depletion and relocalization.

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Michael Brownlee, Boulder Valley Relocalization

20 Jun 2007 | |
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Michael Brownlee of Boulder Valley Relocalization talks with GPM's Julian Darley. From his beginnings in community organization based around Y2K (helping people to deal with their concerns, just in case), to his current relocalization efforts, Brownlee's experiences with community action, both positive and negative, provide valuable insight to other relocalization groups around the world.

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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 | |
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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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Peak Moment: Sustainable Vashon - A Learning and Action Network

30 May 2007 | |
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Three women envisioning a sustainable island share their activities: Sustainable Vashon's Merrilee Runyan describes "Edible Island" and "Green Seed grants." Farmer Lisa Mathias of Vashon Island Growers Association envisions more neighborhood food production. Hillery Crocker coordinates the annual 3-day island Earth Fair celebrating local food, arts, wellness and community. Episode 61.

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Peak Moment: BriarPatch Co-op - Building for the New Century

17 May 2007 | |
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Manager Paul Harton welcomes us to the newly-built BriarPatch Coop natural foods market. It's LEED™ certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and incorporates innovative design throughout. Architect Jeff Gold shows state-of-the-art water and space heating, lighting and skylights, and a polished concrete floor with a "river" running through it. Episode 59.

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Michael Shuman On Rebuilding Community: Local Economic Development

02 Jun 2007 | |
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Attorney and economist Michael Shuman is the Vice President for Enterprise Development for the Training and Development Corporation, based in Bucksport, Maine. In this candid interview he talks about local money, our current model of economic development and the challenges involved in rebuilding local communities.