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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]

 

Watch high quality video. Download on iTunes. Listen to Audio. Read Janaia’s journal: Climb Aboard the Titanic Lifeboat Academy.

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192: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

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pm192_150.jpg“There are no real solutions, there are only responses.” So say the expert contributors in The Post Carbon Reader, pointing to society’s complex, interdependent systems squeezed by growing demand and declining resources. Co-editor Daniel Lerch tells us renewable energy will never be able to replace fossil fuels. Thus resilience —  the capacity of a system to withstand disturbance while retaining its fundamental integrity — needs to replace sustainability as a guide to action. [http://www.postcarbon.org/reader]

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184: YES! Ready for Anything

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

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pm184_150.jpg“An awful lot of what we’ve taken for granted about the future can’t continue,” says executive editor Sarah van Gelder of YES! Magazine, whose Fall 2010 issue is about people creatively building resilient families and communities. Publisher Fran Korten (at left in photo) describes local food as an important avenue into a much larger vision of what we can become. Fran and Sarah discuss  sources of real happiness that don’t destroy the planet, an upcoming issue of YES! Magazine on families, their weekly “YES! This Week” e-newsletter, and the YES! emphasis on helping people see possibilities and take action on positive initiatives. Get a free trial issue of the quarterly magazine on their website, www.yesmagazine.org.

Listen to Audio. Read Janaia’s journal “YES! Magazine - with Fran Korten and Sarah van Gelder”  about taping this conversation.

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139 The Transition Movement Comes to America

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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pm139_150.jpgOne response to the global crisis that is gaining enthusiastic momentum is the Transition Towns movement. Jennifer Gray, a pioneer in the Transition Initiative in the UK and cofounder of Transition US, describes it as “a community-led response to the twin crises of peak oil and climate change. It’s … positive, pro-active [and] engages the whole community in building resilience into their world.”

Sharing highlights from The Transition Handbook by founder Rob Hopkins, she elaborates on a flexible twelve-step process to empower community organizers in unleashing the creative genius of their community and building an Energy Descent Action Plan. One innovative aspect is backcasting: envisioning one’s community in 20 years, and then designing steps to get from here to there.  [www.transitionus.org]

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115 Calm Before the Storm

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

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pm115_150.jpgRichard Heinberg, author of “Peak Everything”, reviews the accelerating events since mid-2007, including the credit crunch and fossil fuel price volatility, noting that we’ve missed most of the best opportunities to manage collapse. He asks, “how far down the staircase of complexity will our global civilization have to go until we’re sustainable?” His answer: when managed properly, with deliberate simplification, not as far as we might otherwise. In addition to long term efforts to relocalize our economies, he advocates developing community “resilience” to withstand short-term catastrophic events like food shortages or extreme weather. Noting that healthy fear can move us into action, he encourages an attitude of clarity, concern and informed action in this “calm before the storm” that he feels is soon coming to an end. [www.richardheinberg.com]. An English language transcript of this conversation is here.

That evening we videotaped Richard’s presentation on Peak Everything, titled “Kiss Your Gas Goodbye.” DVDs are available here. Read Janaia’s reflections on her conversation with Richard at Janaia’s Journal.

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