Sustainability

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Peak Moment: Permaculture for Humanity

23 Jun 2009 | |
View all related to Peak Moment Television | Permaculture | Sustainability
The future is abundant, asserts permaculture designer Larry Santoyo. His vision of living in the present provides a wonderful antidote to fear about uncertain futures. People need to rediscover that we're part of the ecosystem, and apply permaculture design principles to the many problems we face. Larry teaches sustainable permaculture design as a discovery of the world around us. He notes that trying to be self-sufficient is really anti-permaculture. Instead, we need to develop self-reliance skills. Then as we find others in our communities to interact with, everybody gets to play!
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Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Energy Limits to Growth - Part III: Integrating Energy Sources

20 Mar 2009
View all related to conservation | Energy | Museletter | Sustainability
This issue of MuseLetter is Part III of a brief series of articles about energy alternatives, net energy, and the best options for an energy transition. Later this spring the articles will be published as a booklet by Post Carbon Institute and the International Forum on Globalization.
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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Conservation Imperative: Energy Limits to Growth and the Path to Sustainability - Part II

19 Feb 2009
View all related to conservation | Energy | Museletter | Sustainability
This issue of MuseLetter is Part II of a brief series of articles about energy alternatives, net energy, and the best options for an energy transition. Later this spring the articles will be published as a booklet by Post Carbon Institute and the International Forum on Globalization.
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Reality Report: Matthew Stein

13 Feb 2009 |
View all related to long emergency | Reality Report | survival | Sustainability
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Matthew Stein, author of /When Technology Fails:  A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency/ is the guest on The Reality Report.  Learn about the "Survivor Personality" and "What are the best bugs to eat," as drawn from Mat's encyclopedic work.
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Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Conservation Imperative: Energy Limits to Growth and the Path to Sustainability

09 Jan 2009
View all related to conservation | Energy | Museletter | Sustainability
This issue of MuseLetter is Part I of a brief series of articles about energy alternatives, net energy, and the best options for an energy transition. Later this spring the articles will be published as a booklet by Post Carbon Institute and the International Forum on Globalization.
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Kunstlercast: Hunting

27 Nov 2008 |
View all related to KunstlerCast | Local Food | Sustainability | Violence
View all related to James Howard Kunstler | Duncan Crary
On this Thanksgiving Day show, James Howard Kunstler shares his views on hunting, the stocking of wildlife by state agencies and the potential food scarcities in the future. Kunstler also speaks about the ethical obligations of environmental stewardship. Episode #40.
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Sustainability and Resource Depletion: Survival Challenge for the 21st Century

02 Oct 2008
View all related to Oil | Peak Oil | Resource Depletion | Sustainability
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Richard Heinberg identifies the essential axioms of sustainability and ties them to current economic trends such as the high and volatile prices of oil and other commodities. Species survival will require more than "Sustainability Lite," a vague commitment to more environmentally benign practices, but instead an all-encompassing effort to live within the ultimate resource limits of the planet.
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Peak Moment: Go-Getter Gets Governments Going on Sustainability

24 Jul 2008 | |
View all related to community | education | green building | Peak Moment Television | post carbon cities | Sustainability
Energetic Kris Holstrom is the first Sustainability Coordinator for Telluride and a smart Colorado county. The action plan she developed encompasses energy efficiency and renewables, green building, food and water security, economy, and recycling/resource recovery. She enlightens us about green codes, incentives and rebates, a household energy audit program, public education speakers and conferences, even farm tours for schoolkids. For Kris, what’s at the heart of sustainability is building relationships within the community and with the land, wherever we live. Episode 120.
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Peak Moment: Calm Before the Storm

19 Jun 2008 | |
View all related to Civilization | collapse | Overshoot | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | resilience | Sustainability
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Richard Heinberg, author of “Peak Everything”, reviews the acceleratingevents since mid-2007, including the credit crunch and fossil fuelprice volatility, noting that we’ve missed most of the bestopportunities to manage collapse. He asks, “how far down the staircaseof complexity will our global civilization have to go until we’resustainable?” His answer: when managed properly, with deliberatesimplification, not as far as we might otherwise. In addition to longterm efforts to relocalize our economies, he advocates developingcommunity “resilience” to withstand short-term catastrophic events likefood shortages or extreme weather. Noting that healthy fear can move usinto action, he encourages an attitude of clarity, concern and informedaction in this “calm before the storm” that he feels is soon coming toan end. Episode 115. With transcript.
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Peak Moment: Learning from the Collapse of Earlier Societies

29 May 2008 | |
View all related to Civilization | collapse | education | History | Peak Moment Television | Sustainability
According to Professor Guy Prouty, every civilization rises, evolves, and then collapses to a simpler structure -- and this will include our own. Comparing America with the Western Roman Empire, Prouty notes the over-reach of our military, the unsustainability of capitalism, peak oil, and climate change. And, this time, we may see a global collapse. Transitioning to a simpler society will require us to change behavior and consciousness: decrease energy, get out of debt, decentralize, de-consume, grow our own food, build community, see ourselves as connected to the planet. Collapse is not the end, he says. It's part of a natural cycle. Episode 112.