Peak Moment: Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community Through Local Business

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22 Sep 2007 | |
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Michelle Long enthuses about how their highly successful local independent business network has transformed Bellingham, WA and inspired other communities as well. From an initial "Think Local First" program, they have expanded to business peer mentoring, and support for local food producers, sustainable buildings, and green energy. An astounding sixty percent of their community are aware of "Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local" campaigns and have changed buying habits. Episode 75.

Janaia Donaldson hosts Peak Moment, a television series emphasizing positive responses to energy decline and climate change through local community action. How can we thrive, build stronger communities, and help one another in the transition from a fossil fuel-based lifestyle?


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Solution UK. .....'Initial'

Banish Supermarkets,all 'mega' organizations. retail outlets, schools, hospitals, farms, etc,etc. Maybe the only 'Mega's' would posibly be an super extensive transport system.. probably rail, along with canal. Think small...., exclusive, excellence, super specialist. Communities to be self supporting, family oriented/structured. Art and culture, the motor car no more. think small think local, village communities, joyous, ...therefore thriving, healthy, worthwhile for everyone. High Tec. within reason! Small high tec sailboats/people carriers. Recent Newspaper comment " If China's population were to live as the West, another three planets the same as planet Earth would be needed. I belive Asia was not included even. Important also is realization our palate's must change, 'logic' being the operative word. Lack of dependency on machinery, especially in farming, different methods, etc etc. Complete change for 21stC already underway, financial system for instance !... A Dream..! Reality..!