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Peak Moment: The San Francisco Peak Oil Resolution

29 Jan 2007 | |
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San Francisco is the first American city to formally address the challenges of oil depletion. Dennis Brumm and Allyse Heartwell recount how members of SF Oil Awareness envisioned, wrote and presented to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors a Peak Oil resolution, which was passed unanimously in April 2006. They explore next steps: public hearings and plans to create a task force to assess the city's energy vulnerability. Episode 47.
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Peak Moment: Yes! Building a Just, Sustainable, and Compassionate World

09 Jan 2007 | |
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Yes! magazine counters mainstream media by giving us stories of people creating sustainable, just and positive futures. Executive Editor, Sarah Van Gelder discusses healthcare for all, alternatives to prisons, peak oil, living democracy, climate change, working together, and how each of us can begin creating change. Episode 42.
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Peak Moment: Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

03 Oct 2006 | |
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Don Shaffer recounts BALLE's vision of local living economies ensuring that economic power resides locally, where it can enhance community life and natural systems--as a counter to economic globalization. BALLE's autonomous networks of local businesses initiate programs like "Buy Local First." Episode 46.
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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: Bainbridge Graduate Institute - Changing Business for Good

21 Dec 2006 | |
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How can business help create the world we want? Jill Bamburg, Dean of Bainbridge Graduate Institute's innovative MBA program, examines its basic premise: that doing good for people and the planet is good for business. Episode 43.
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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.
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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 | |
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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.