Best of 2011 – Pushing the Boundaries (vol 1)

Our top choices from the 2011 Peak Moment TV conversations (volume 1 of 2). The Vegetarian Myth, Lierre Keith How the West Has Won, Derrick Jensen Awakening the Village Heart and Mind, Brandy McPherson Portable House, Simple Life, Dee Williams Four conversations, … [Read more...]

Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy (204)

This turbulent, troubled global economy is precisely what Chris Martenson predicted in early 2010, "When Exponential Meets Reality" (episode 166). He asserts that we can no longer look at the economy without factoring in the terminal decline of its master resource — oil. The … [Read more...]

How the West Has Won (200)

"Is the world a better place because you were born?" asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures who enrich their habitat with the current "dominant culture destroying everything." He explores how industrial civilization is inherently violent, … [Read more...]

Peak Oil Blues — We’re All Bozos on this Bus (199)

"My own reaction seemed so crazy to me," says psychologist Kathy McMahon of her response to Peak Oil. Wondering if she was the only "wacko", she started the Peak Oil Blues blog to explore her own and readers' responses. As the "Peak Shrink," Kathy formulated a delightfully … [Read more...]

Arrival of the Post-Petroleum Human (196)

"Petroleum Man is dead. Infinite Growth Man is dead. Post Petroleum Human is alive," announced Michael C. Ruppert on May 22, 2011. Members of this emerging "species" know they must live in balance with the Earth, while remembering the lessons of industrial … [Read more...]

Thirty-Seven Views from Lone Bobcat Woods

An artistic prologue to How We Live at Lone Bobcat Woods (episode 176). Ever wonder how an artist sees the world? In 1998 Janaia created an image from each window in her Sierra Nevada home. Her paintings in many styles emerge from a photographic backdrop in a music video … [Read more...]

Economy, Ecology, Social Equity — Empowering Future Leaders (163)

What if future leaders became sensitive to local environmental and social issues before stepping into leadership roles? Tanya Narath describes nine day-long events in the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy's program: Students visit a watershed for ecological … [Read more...]

Go-Getter Gets Governments Going on Sustainability (120)

Energetic 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 … [Read more...]

For the Love of Trees

Though born and raised elsewhere, Jerry Becker is now a de facto indigenous member of Oregon's Elk River watershed. The credo he lives by is Respect. He and his family have lived lightly "long before it was cool." An ecoforester, Jerry manages the woods sensitively with an … [Read more...]

City Repair – Permaculture for Urban Spaces

What happens when citizens apply permaculture principles to a city grid? They create friendly places within the grid that invite people to come together. Mark Lakeman, co-founder of Portland, Oregon's City Repair Project describes these "creative intervention" projects as … [Read more...]