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216: Titanic Lifeboat Academy — Navigating a Path to Resilience

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

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Caren Black and Christopher Paddon couldn’t find mentors to teach them self-reliant living when they became aware of peak oil. So they created a homestead and opened their doors to training others. People can take a personalized Lifeboat Course online or in person, where hands-on learning includes food production with domestic animals and gardens, renewable energy, and carpentry skills. “We’re all in this together,” Christopher notes, so the couple educate, volunteer and share to also make their community more resilient. [titaniclifeboatacademy.org]

 

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182: Changing the World One Bike Rider at a Time

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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pm182_150.jpgA weekly free bike coop where you can use mechanics’ tools and expertise to fix your bike? Free clinics where schoolkids or neighbors learn to maintain or build their own bikes from used parts? Chauncey and Dash Tudhope-Locklear make a living repairing bicycles, but volunteer projects support their mission of empowering “social change through bicycles.” With an eye to local food self-reliance, they even repair farmers’ bicycles for free. (www.ptrecyclery.com).

Listen to Audio. Read Janaia’s journal “At the ReCyclery, What Goes Around Comes Around” about taping this conversation.

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149: Santa Barbara Students Lead the Way to Sustainability

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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pm149_150.jpgTake a personal tour with members of Santa Barbara City College’s Student Sustainability Coalition. They’re propelling action — like bringing fresh, local organic produce daily to the salad bar, and placing recycling bins in the cafeteria. They’re educating the campus all year round and especially during Sustainability Week — on the climate crisis, renewables, and campus transportation alternatives. Now their advisor, professor Adam Green, has formed a Center for Sustainability for the college campuses, curriculum and community (sustainability.sbcc.edu).

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126 School Garden Brings Learning to Life

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

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pm126_150.jpgCome along on a tour with team-teachers Glenda Berliner and Jeralyn Wilson, as they show us their elementary school garden bearing many fruits. It’s an important part of the curriculum: children make mason bee boxes, grow colonial medicinal plants, learn of other cultures, and put science to work. It builds community: parents work together, students form a bucket brigade to transport wood chips. It’s a site for celebrations like a pumpkin harvest or a play. Whether it’s the flower and vegetable beds, or the restful Zen garden, the garden is a favorite place to be, and to grow from. [www.vashonsd.wednet.edu/chautauqua/index.cfm]

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120 Go-Getter Gets Governments Going on Sustainability

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

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pm120_150.jpgEnergetic 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.

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112 Learning From the Collapse of Earlier Societies

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

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pm112_150.jpgAccording 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.

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111: We Make the Road by Walking - White Oak Farm CSA

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

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pm111_150.jpgAmidst cob-wall plastering in the background, co-director Stacey Denton relays the story of the first years at White Oak Farm and Educational Center in Oregon: Acquiring the 62 acres of food and pasture and protecting it through conservation easements, and creating a non-profit organization. See food baskets for their CSA (community supported agriculture) program, visit their abundant permaculture-based farm; attend a workshop in natural building; and delight with kids in an educational program “down on the farm.” [www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org]

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84: Creating the Impossible - O.U.R. Ecovillage

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

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pm84_150.jpgO.U.R. stands for “One United Resource,” expressing how interdependence and inclusion undergird this 25 acre demonstration sustainable community on Vancouver Island. This model ecovillage comprises natural buildings, a school, long- and short-term residences, extensive gardens, greenhouses, and even a bed & breakfast. Brandy Gallagher MacPherson describes how they created an entirely new zoning category by building relationships with regulatory agencies that go beyond “us versus them”. [www.ourecovillage.org]

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65: Singing Minstrels - Teaching Kids about Climate Change

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

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pm65_150.jpgEnjoy toe-tapping tunes as environmental educators Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz regale us with songs like “Penguins on Thin Ice.” Their shared goal is for education to be fun and entertaining. Their catchy lyrics bid “Goodbye, Oil” and ask “How do we find the balance?” Their answer: “The economy depends on the ecology. . .” Sing along! [www.irthlingz.com]

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43: Bainbridge Graduate Institute - Changing Business for Good

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

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pm43_150.jpgHow 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. [www.bgiedu.org]

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