Relocalization

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Peak Moment: Brookside Farm - Growing Food, Growing Energy

05 Jun 2007 | |
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Take a whirlwind tour of the one-acre Brookside Energy Farm with Jason Bradford and Christoffer Hansen at planting time. Along with perennials, annuals, a food forest, and dryland crops (grains), they're growing Jerusalem artichoke and dale sorghum to produce both food and energy (ethanol). Watch Chris cut sod with a Swiss glaser hoe -- a 1/6 horsepower guy! Episode 62.

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Reality Report: Greg Pahl's Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook

21 May 2007 |
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The Reality Report hosts Greg Pahl, prolific author of five books on sustainable living and renewable energy. This show discusses his most recent book, “The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis.” Greg explains how community based renewable energy projects are key to local economic revival and security and encourages listeners to learn more by going to www.postcarbon.org.

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Relocalization: A Strategic Response to Peak Oil and Climate Change

23 May 2007
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"Many trends of the last century or more, made possible by cheap and abundant energy sources, are going to be reversed. These trends include population growth, centralization of political and economic power, vastly increased quantity of global trade, and mass tourism... Many proponents of current economic policies may be well intended, but often we end up with unsound rationalizations to justify short-term, often individual interests. What has been lost is a sense of the common good, future generations’ needs, and non-human welfare." - Jason Bradford, PhD

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Julian Darley on Relocalization and Energy Use - Sustainable Enterprise Conference

05 May 2007 | |
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Julian Darley presents an overview of the United States' unsustainable energy practices and makes the case for Relocalization from the point of business. The tale of the 20,000-mile long coal train....

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Peak Moment: Sustainable Ballard: A Blueprint for EveryTown USA

03 Apr 2007 | |
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David Wright, Vic Opperman and Andrea Faste are "making ripples around Puget Sound" by empowering folks in their northwest Seattle community of 70,000 around "the one issue that unites us" -- energy. Sustainable Ballard volunteers educate, facilitate, and collaborate -- working with businesses and organizations on projects like going carbon neutral, a "Vehicle to Grid" conference, and having fun, too! Episode 54.

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Peak Moment: Community Responses to Peak Oil

24 Mar 2007 | |
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Peak oil educator and author Richard Heinberg discusses what communities can do to prepare for peak oil. He covers transportation, including a novel ride-sharing scheme, assessing municipal vulnerabilities, local food and energy production, as well as the Hirsch report's conclusion that 20 years will be needed to make an energy transition -- very possibly more time than we have. Episode 53.

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Reality Report: Bay Localize

26 Feb 2007 |
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This week's guest is Kirsten Schwind, Programs Coordinator for Bay Localize, a coalition of groups working towards a localization strategy and projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. The show will discusses how localization is emerging as a strategy common to diverse interest groups, such as climate change, social justice, peak oil, local business, economic security, anti-sprawl, sustainability, and political self-governance activists.
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Julian Darley: "Relocalize Now!"

10 Aug 2006 | |
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Presenting in Port Townsend, Washington, the founder/director of Post Carbon Institute lays out the problem of "overshoot", highlighting the impending worldwide oil and natural gas crisis, with a snapshot of Washington State's energy profile. Relocalization is the prime strategy to reduce community fossil fuel dependence. Post Carbon initiatives include Global Public Media, the Relocalization Network, Municipal Toolkit, Energy Farms Network, and the forthcoming book Relocalize Now!
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BBC: Farming, supermarkets and the end of cheap oil

27 Jan 2007
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Should we all be preparing for a life without supermarkets? There's a growing school of thought that argues that the way we shop and the way supermarkets organise their food supplies just won't be possible once the era of cheap oil comes to an end.
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Peak Moment: A Defining Moment in Human History

29 Jan 2007 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Corporatism | Democracy | Fiscal Policy and Dollar Hegemony | Globalization | Local Culture | Peak Moment Television | Relocalization | Resource Depletion
The planet is rapidly confronting us with limits to the exploitative, dominator system of the past 5000 years. David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, and more recently The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, implores us to replace the old dominator-control stories with new stories -- affirming life values of cooperation, community and interdependence. Episode 48.