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Peak Moment: Go Electric: Bike commuting made easy

09 Nov 2006 | |
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Catch Sally Lovell's enthusiasm for her electric-assist bicycle. Her comprehensive primer covers bicycle types, battery recharging, practices and products for security, inclement weather, and road safety. Gotta love that trailer for hauling stuff! Episode 40.
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Peak Moment: An Urban Developer Goes for the Green

18 Oct 2006 | |
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Inspired by the book Natural Capital, developer Joe Van Belleghem transforms a toxic site into a green development that's totally backed by the city and community in Victoria, B.C. Episode 36.
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Peak Moment: The Vancouver Food Policy Council

15 Oct 2006 | |
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Vancouver's food charter calls for a "just and sustainable food system." Council member Spring Gillard elaborates on city-wide collaborations to improve access to groceries, waste management, institutional food purchasing, and a goal of 2010 food-producing garden plots by 2010. Episode 35.
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Peak Moment: Vancouver's Co-operative Auto Network

13 Oct 2006 | |
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A superb urban transport solution whose time has come. Founder Tracey Axelsson recounts the ins-and-outs of North America's oldest and largest car-sharing cooperative--membership, online scheduling, vehicle types, usage costs, preferred parking. Episode 34.
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Peak Moment: MOBY: An Inner City Community Garden Project

10 Oct 2006 | |
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This Vancouver, B.C., neighborhood is building community while transforming an abandoned lot in a crack neighborhood into a flourishing community garden. Join MOBY-lizer Jason O'Brien and folks of all ages for cob clay-stomping fun accompanied by music in an inner-city urban garden beneath the elevated skytrain. Episode 33.
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Peak Moment: The RE Store: a second life for building materials

29 Sep 2006 | |
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Tour a fascinating used building materials store with retail store manager Nate Moore and building deconstruction manager Erin Marden. It's one of many projects discussed by Robyn duPre of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. Episode 32.
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Peak Moment: The Portland Peak Oil Task Force

23 Sep 2006 | |
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Propelled by passage of the Portland Peak Oil Resolution in May 2006, a citizen's task force is developing recommendations for the city. With Brendan Finn, chief of staff to Commissioner of Public Affairs, and task force member Randy White. Episode 31.
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Peak Moment: An Island Eyes Energy Independence

18 Sep 2006 | |
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Rita Schenck and Deirdre Grace advocate forming a Vashon Island public utility district to produce electricity locally from renewable resources, starting with an aggressive voluntary conservation program to improve building efficiencies. Check out the Institute for Environmental Research and Education's 10-year plan for community energy independence at www.iere.org. Episode 29.
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Peak Moment: Pondering Our Post-Petroleum Future

18 Jul 2006 | |
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Michael Ruppert has made connections between money, Peak Oil, and geopolitics for years. In what may be his last videotaped interview before leaving the U.S. "forever," Ruppert reflects on his move to Ashland, interest in Latin America. Around money and investment "in light of the imminent collapse of the U.S. economy," he advises to invest locally. Episode 28.
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Peak Moment: Learning from Cuba's Response to Peak Oil

11 Jul 2006 | |
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Megan Quinn of Community Solution discusses her visit to Cuba, and the movie "The Power of Community." This young woman sees Peak Oil as an opportunity to create the communities we want, but notes that we must reduce our consumption despite environmentalists' assurances that biofuels will save us. Episode 27.