Relocalization

Wally Satzewich

Deconstructing Dinner: Farming in the City I

31 Aug 2006 |
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As current farming practices are proving to be unsustainable in the long-term, urban agriculture is looked upon by many as being a critical shift that needs to take place if we are to ensure a sufficient level of food security in the near and distant future.
Thought for Food

Deconstructing Dinner: Thought for Food

18 Jan 2007 |
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Global supplies of grain at dangerously low levels. Biofuels. The farm income crisis. Corporate consolidation in the agriculture and food sectors. Absurd amounts of wasted food. Freeganism. Dumpster Diving. Food Miles. Is local food the most environmentally friendly food? A potluck of ideas to explore on this broadcast of Deconstructing Dinner. Inspired by the “Thought for Food” issue of the University of Waterloo’s Alternatives Journal.
100 Mile Diet

Deconstructing Dinner: 100-Mile Diet / Local Food Strategies

11 Jan 2007 |
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When the average North American sits down to eat, each ingredient has typically travelled at least 1,500 miles. On the first day of spring, 2005, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon chose to confront this unsettling statistic with a simple experiment. For one year, they would buy or gather their food and drink from within 100 miles of their apartment in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Peak Moment: "Who Am I?" in a Post-Petroleum World

30 Aug 2006 | |
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Joanna Gabriel feels the challenge of Peak Oil is an opportunity "forcing us to create the kind of world we wanted all the time anyway." The coordinator for Post Carbon Ashland explores the challenge of creating a new paradigm of sustainability and sharing while we're living in the old industrial-era paradigm of limitless growth and domination. Episode 45.
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Peak Moment: The Small-Mart Revolution

03 Oct 2006 | |
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Michael Shuman advocates "Going Local," showing how local businesses are beating global competition and helping to create self-reliant communities. One innovative idea: invest locally by moving a portion of pension funds into regional stock exchanges. Episode 44.
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Peak Moment: San Luis Obispo's Smart Energy Summit

17 Dec 2006 | |
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How can localities buy and build local renewable energy generation capacity? Ken Smokoska describes the opportunities afforded by California's Community Choice law AB117. Nick Alter and Aeron Arlin Genet describe the coalition of business, environmental, university, county and city governments that took part in the summit, and where some of the outcomes can lead. Episode 41.
Parin Shah

Parin Shah on Urban Environmental Accords

08 Nov 2006 | |
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Parin Shah of the Urban Accords Institute talks about the 21 Urban Environmental Accords adopted by over 50 mayors from around the globe on World Environment Day 2005, and also discusses the oil independence resolutions passed by Oakland and Sweden.
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Peak Moment: Permaculture for the Inner Landscape

07 Dec 2006 | |
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Facilitator and musician Melanie Rios believes life can be much richer after peak oil--with lighter living that gives back time and joy. She facilitates communication skills to help groups "work together to stay together." In performances like her "Three Little Pigs Meet the Peak Oil Wolf," she erases the boundary between audience and performer. Episode 39.
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Peak Moment: A Natural Builder Creates an Ecovillage

04 Dec 2006 | |
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Tour an urban ecovillage on less than two acres only five minutes by bicycle from the center of Eugene, Oregon. Builder Robert Bolman uses natural materials like sensitively-harvested wood, earth and straw in the several beautiful, well-insulated, non-toxic structures surrounding the central shared gardens. Episode 38.
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Peak Moment: Suburban Renewal - One Backyard at a Time

04 Dec 2006 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Local Food | Local Water | Peak Moment Television | Permaculture | Relocalization
Jan Spencer shows his quarter-acre permaculture project transforming a typical suburban lot. Lawn and driveway were replaced with fruit and nut trees, vegetables, brambles, and native habitat, plus a 3500 gallon rainwater catchment system, a sunroom heating the house, and a small detached bungalow to increase residential density. Episode 37.