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Peak Moment: Boulder County Going Local!

09 Aug 2007 | |
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Michael Brownlee didn't stop after creating the Boulder Valley Relocalization group. He's catalyzing Boulder County's Going Local! campaign, encouraging residents to buy local first, eat and grow local food, create local energy and local currency. The community will celebrate at a "Renaissance of Local" festival, conference and expo with a feast prepared by the local Slow Food group. Episode 66.

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Rob Hopkins on the transition movement

13 Jul 2007 |
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TransitionCulture.org's Rob Hopkins talks in detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood about the movement across the UK to transition to a low fossil fuel future and about his own group, Transition Town Totnes. Hopkins also successfully counters the excuses and arguments against transition efforts.

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Michael Shuman On Rebuilding Community: Local Economic Development

02 Jun 2007 | |
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Attorney and economist Michael Shuman is the Vice President for Enterprise Development for the Training and Development Corporation, based in Bucksport, Maine. In this candid interview he talks about local money, our current model of economic development and the challenges involved in rebuilding local communities.

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Economist Tom Greco on reinventing money

29 May 2007 |
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Community and monetary economist Thomas H. Greco, Jr. gives a presentation in Sebastopol, California about creating alternative currency and exchange systems.

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Bob McGinn of the Salt Spring Island Monetary Foundation

15 Aug 2003 | |
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In this short video interview from the GPM archives, Bob McGinn, Director of the Salt Spring Island Monetary Foundation in Canada, discusses the creation of a local currency system.

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Julian Darley: "Relocalize Now!"

10 Aug 2006 | |
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Presenting in Port Townsend, Washington, the founder/director of Post Carbon Institute lays out the problem of "overshoot", highlighting the impending worldwide oil and natural gas crisis, with a snapshot of Washington State's energy profile. Relocalization is the prime strategy to reduce community fossil fuel dependence. Post Carbon initiatives include Global Public Media, the Relocalization Network, Municipal Toolkit, Energy Farms Network, and the forthcoming book Relocalize Now!
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Peak Moment: Local Currencies: Replacing Scarcity with Trust

05 Feb 2007 | |
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Francis Ayley established over a dozen local currencies in the UK before moving to the U.S. He contrasts our standard, scarcity- and debt-based money system with local currencies in which "there's always as much as you need." Local currencies like his Fourth Corner Exchange issue money when members trade goods and services. Communities with local currencies will be less affected when recession or depression hits the mainstream economy. Episode 49.
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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: 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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Richard Douthwaite

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Richard Douthwaite is co-founder of Feasta, an Irish economic think tank focused on the economics of sustainability. He is also a council member of Comhar, the Irish government's national sustainability council.