Titanic Lifeboat Academy — Navigating a Path to Resilience (216)

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 … [Read more...]

Port Townsend Shapes a Locally Reliant Community

Local Investing Made Easy, James Frazier, Kees Kolff, Matthew Day How Many Community Gardens? Judy Alexander, Celia & Ray Carnighan Menu for the Future – Bringing Farmers to the Table, Dick Bergeron, Judy Alexander, Peter Bates Partners in Preparedness – Neighborhoods … [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...]

Soccer Mom Prepares for the Unexpected (203)

 "I have a ball preserving food with my friends!" And at the same time Kathy Harrison is making sure her kids can eat if storms knock out power or roads. The author of Just in Case: How to Be Self Sufficient when The Unexpected Happens gives practical tips on storing food … [Read more...]

Sharing Gardens — Giving and Receiving (193)

More than a community garden, this sharing garden provides fresh produce for all who've contributed to it, with surplus going to the local food bank. Coordinators Chris Burns and Llyn Peabody note that with one large plot rather than separate plots, Alpine Sharing Garden … [Read more...]

Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises (192)

"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 … [Read more...]

Daniel Lerch and The Post Carbon Reader

December 15, 2010. Seattle, WA. The final week of our 2010 Pacific Northwest Tour. We left Seattle December 15th amid pouring rain and packed freeways a bit before the so-called  rush hour, reminding us why automobile-dependent suburbs and outlying areas will have the … [Read more...]

Navigating the Decline (183)

This time Janaia's in the hot seat! In this interview by Jim Fritz on Port Townsend Television, she tackles corporate control and a dysfunctional system that profits from increasing unhealthiness and consuming the planet. She points to Peak Moment guests as models for the … [Read more...]

Peak Moment meets Peak Shrink Kathy McMahon

October 10, 2010, part 3. Robyn and I transformed the RV's living area into the Peak Moment studio, where we taped a conversation with Peak Shrink Kathy McMahon in the evening. I've wanted to tape Kathy since reading her tongue-in-cheek blog about Panglossian disorder … [Read more...]

Partners in Preparedness – Neighborhoods and Emergency Responders (181)

The last thing "Dr. Doom" Bob Hamlin expected was citizens offering to help his county Emergency Management Department. But when Deborah Stinson from Port Townsend's Local 20/20 came to Bob's office after Hurricane Katrina, they formed a partnership. Citizens are organizing … [Read more...]