Living Each Moment in the Face of Abrupt Climate Change (291)


"It's pretty clear by now the methane gun has been fired in the Arctic ocean, so we're headed for very abrupt warming. What does that  mean in terms of how we live? I think it means we live with urgency. We live with love. We live passionately." More people are paying … [Read more...]

Earth Repair – Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 2 (285)


In her book Earth Repair, Leila Darwish provides a grassroots guide to healing toxic and damaged landscapes emphasizing local solutions. "You want to work first with plants, microbes and mushroom indigenous to a site if you can. Those will be the most resilient healers." She … [Read more...]

Earth Repair – Homegrown Healing of Toxic Lands, part 1 (284)


"Nature has been healing itself for a very long time, [but] there are ways for us as human beings to ally with the different organisms and try to facilitate their work." Leila Darwish, author of Earth Repair, provides a grassroots guide to healing toxic and damaged … [Read more...]

Climate Change and Human Extinction — A Personal Perspective (262)


"Just one source, methane from the arctic…leads us [by 2030] to…a temperature beyond which humans have never existed on the planet." Guy McPherson, professor emeritus of University of Arizona in Environmental Studies, shares highlights from his compilation of recent reports … [Read more...]

Catch the Rain (255)


Savvy Seattleites are capturing rain from their rooftops not only to water their yards, but to slow runoff into the streets. Jim Bristow gives a gutter-to-ground tour of a residential system, including small-profile cisterns tucked beside the house. Jim also shows a "rain … [Read more...]

Climate Change and Fukushima – Radio Ecoshock Paints the Big Picture (251)


Two ongoing environmental events are affecting all life on the planet, even if it's not yet noticeable where you live. Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock is watching climate change and Fukushima very closely. In this program, he summarizes the latest reports and predictions. … [Read more...]

Peak Oil Impact on Cities, Survival & Culture – Vancouver 2006


Dealing with Community Change under Stress Seeking out New Leaders In the summer of 2006, we videoed the second seminar on Peak Oil and Oil Shock Impacts on Cities and Society hosted by the Strategic Sustainable Planning Committee of the Vancouver City Planning Commission … [Read more...]

David Suzuki’s Keynote at PowerShift BC 2013


"I come as an elder without an agenda," were keynoter David Suzuki's opening words at PowerShift BC 2013 in Victoria, Coast Salish Territories, B.C. Canada. From my notes: What happens in the next few years is critical for you, the youth. The party is over. We Elders … [Read more...]

Seeing the Forest Community Through the Trees (243)


Restoration forester Matthew Hall has a vision for the Aprovecho woods: a managed ancient forest. Weaker trees are made into products while the larger trees stay in the forest forever. He retains nature's changes (like storm-dropped trees). He recruits snags. Tops snapped … [Read more...]

An Eco-Sense House – Natural Building, Natural Living (230)


The Eco-Sense House is alive! From dream (see episode 103) to reality. Its curving cob walls embrace Ann and Gord Baird's three-generation family. A living roof offers summer cooling and filters winter rains stored for garden water. The composting toilet provides rich soil … [Read more...]