1. Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fuels & Fracking Lies

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    I designed and animated half of this piece in collaboration with Monstro. I did not choose the name. Producer: Dalton Crosthwait Design & Animation: Alexander Perry, Michael Wilson Sound: Ben Roider Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D Client: http://www.postcarbon.org

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    • Peak Oil Wars

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      Informational animation on the world's depleting oil supply created for the Post Carbon Institute. Software Used: Illustrator, After Effects, C4D CREDITS Client: Post Carbon Institute Company: Monstro Animation, Direction, and Design: Alexander Perry and Michael Wilson Producers: Dalton Crosthwait and Todd Brilliant Sound Design: Ben Roider

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      • Brian Schwartz: Energy, Environment and Public Health

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        Post Carbon Institute Public Health Fellow Brian Schwartz is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is also currently Co-Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. In this short video, Brian discusses what inspired him to devote his life to public health and how the realization that energy resources are finite led him to a deeper understanding of what will be the largest public health challenges in the future.

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        • Part 2: "Getting Beyond Economic Growth", Richard Heinberg,Helena Norberg-Hodge

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          Part 2 of 3: Getting Beyond Economic Growth Moderator Erik Hoffner begins the question/answer segment of the event with a query into the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “It is important,” says Heinberg, “for the folks in the occupy movement to get that this is not just a transitory problem that we can solve and get us all back to, you know, the easy motoring American consumer-led economy of the sixties and seventies. That’s just not going to happen. But we can change the direction of our economy and achieve a situation where everybody has meaningful work and everyone is supported in making a transition toward a more locally-based economy that works according to nature’s principles and exists within nature’s boundaries and limits.” Heinberg is quick to add that it gets complicated when this message is turned into short, political messages for the media. He says that the occupy movement should focus on getting money out of politics and taking away corporate “personhood’. “If we don’t do that, then there’s very little else we can do,” he says, since both of the big political parties in the U.S.A. are subsidiaries of Wall Street. He adds that the occupy movement should also send Helena’s message of re-regulation of trade and banking. “Our governments have been handing over OUR jobs, OUR money, OUR resources to feed giant corporations instead of us,” says Norberg-Hodge, and that people should see the profound stress and unhappiness that comes with this system worldwide. They discuss the military-industrial complex and its link to centralized, global expansion. Also, they say that local economy efforts should start with local food before attempting to establish local currency. “Education is absolutely fundamental,” says Norberg-Hodge, urging more outdoor education to have a deeper, more spiritual connection to nature. “Even a city park where the children are encouraged to move in a more caring and meditative way,” she says. “Gardening can be a wonderful way of doing that.” She thinks that governments are changing school curriculums to train people for the global corporations. “We’re basically training people for unemployment,” she continues,” We need to look at the link between what you learn in school and healthy, sustainable, more localized economies… I want to stress that local doesn’t mean local… it means localizing. It means shortening distances… insisting that businesses become more place-based. That they belong to a country and that they adhere to the rules of that country.” Heinberg points to the ageing farmer population, saying that we should be teaching our children to grow food. He estimates that we will need fifty million new farmers over the next twenty years. Hoffner cites the Greenhorns as the U.S. group leading the young farming movement. -RF FPPLLC Oct. 2011

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          • Outside In with Richard Heinberg and Stephanie Mills

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            Stephanie Mills, well known author and teacher from Cedar, Michigan returns and brings along a colleague of hers at the Post Carbon Institute, Richard Heinberg. Mr. Heinberg is internationally recognized as one of the foremost authors and lecturers on the subject of Peak Oil. His writings include nine books and numerous articles and lectures. Today's discussion of energy transition begins with the question "Where are we on the time-line of history in this era of energy transition?"

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            • Richard Heinberg Teleconference Audio Part 1

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              April 16, 2011 "ENERGY MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND" Richard Heinberg explains his new and upcoming June 2011 book release "The End of Growth: Adapting To Our New Economic Reality". Recorded in a teleconference from Santa Rosa, California at the Salina Public Library in Salina, Kansas. Moderated by David Norlin Sponsored by The Resilience Group Introduction by Dr. Wes Jackson "Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Post Carbon Institute and author of ten books, including 'The Party's Over,' 'Peak Everything,' and the soon-to-be-released 'The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.' He is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, he exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future. 'The End of Growth' makes a compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point. As energy and food prices escalate and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic expansion now go nowhere. The "recession" will not end in a "recovery," yet in the coming years we can still thrive-if we maximize happiness rather than the futile pursuit of growth at any cost. Heinberg is a much sought-after speaker, presenting in dozens of countries and across the United States, and appearing in many documentaries, including 'End of Suburbia' and Leonardo DiCaprio's film '11th Hour'. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Canadian Broadcasting Television, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Al Jazeera, as well as on National Public Radio and in Time magazine" -Press release from The Resilience Group

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              • Richard Heinberg Teleconference Audio Part 3

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                April 16, 2011 "ENERGY MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND" Richard Heinberg explains his new and upcoming June 2011 book release "The End of Growth: Adapting To Our New Economic Reality". Recorded in a teleconference from Santa Rosa, California at the Salina Public Library in Salina, Kansas. Moderated by David Norlin Sponsored by The Resilience Group "Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Post Carbon Institute and author of ten books, including 'The Party's Over,' 'Peak Everything,' and the soon-to-be-released 'The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.' He is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, he exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future. 'The End of Growth' makes a compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point. As energy and food prices escalate and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic expansion now go nowhere. The "recession" will not end in a "recovery," yet in the coming years we can still thrive-if we maximize happiness rather than the futile pursuit of growth at any cost. Heinberg is a much sought-after speaker, presenting in dozens of countries and across the United States, and appearing in many documentaries, including 'End of Suburbia' and Leonardo DiCaprio's film '11th Hour'. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Canadian Broadcasting Television, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Al Jazeera, as well as on National Public Radio and in Time magazine" -Press release from The Resilience Group

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                • Richard Heinberg Teleconference Audio Part 4 Q&A

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                  April 16, 2011 "ENERGY MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND" Richard Heinberg explains his new and upcoming June 2011 book release "The End of Growth: Adapting To Our New Economic Reality". Recorded in a teleconference from Santa Rosa, California at the Salina Public Library in Salina, Kansas. Moderated by David Norlin Sponsored by The Resilience Group "Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Post Carbon Institute and author of ten books, including 'The Party's Over,' 'Peak Everything,' and the soon-to-be-released 'The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.' He is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, he exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future. 'The End of Growth' makes a compelling argument that the global economy has reached a fateful, fundamental turning point. As energy and food prices escalate and debt levels explode, paths that formerly led to economic expansion now go nowhere. The "recession" will not end in a "recovery," yet in the coming years we can still thrive-if we maximize happiness rather than the futile pursuit of growth at any cost. Heinberg is a much sought-after speaker, presenting in dozens of countries and across the United States, and appearing in many documentaries, including 'End of Suburbia' and Leonardo DiCaprio's film '11th Hour'. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Canadian Broadcasting Television, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Al Jazeera, as well as on National Public Radio and in Time magazine" -Press release from The Resilience Group

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                  • Part 3, Dr. David Orr, Morning Discussion, May 19,2010

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                    Part 3: Philosophy, Psychology and Money! David Orr and Wes Jackson begin by contrasting culture with metrics... to move beyond Descartes' philosophy of self-involvement to what Wes calls a culture of "loving thy neighbor." As David says, It's about "seeing ourselves in a larger fabric." Local currency is explored fruther. In Oberlin, "Obie dollars" are a medium of exchange among locals. Wes believes that the current system will insist on taxing local currencies, thus preventing local economies. David talks about the two deficits: "There is no way the United States can pay off 40 to 60 trillion dollars of indebtedness," says Orr. The other deficit is the carbon accumulation in the atmosphere. "The trick," he says,"is to solve the one without compounding the other." The psychologists examine how personal anxiety seeks relief in the trivial. One wonders... Is this why trivial pursuits such as electronics and pop culture are addictive? Perhaps it is personal resilience that is the MOST valuable local currency. -RF

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                    • Part 4, Conclusion, The resilience discussion with Nate Hagens, 7/28/10

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                      Nate said that we're headed for a stressful time, and that in life we need 'something to love, something to do and something to hope for'... and food, clothing and shelter, added Wes. "We don't appreciate," said Wes, "to what extent fossil fuel stands behind our food supply." "What Nate is saying really does apply," said Joan. "It's explicitly useful to us as we gather the groups who will be working on this." Gathering groups together may be one of the bigger challenges since, as Wes pointed out, only %16 of the U.S. population elects 50 senators who back big commodities industries. Paul thinks that the Transition Towns movement will be political and would be an ally for change. The word "doughnuts" takes on a different flavor. The final hour of work finds the group with a lot of writing on the wall. Time will tell if The Resilience Group will be overwhelmed with the enormity of resilience thinking and the practical challenges for transitioning to local sustainability. Will they be a crucial resource for the future of this former "city on the move"? Thanks to everyone who participated in this interesting and important discussion day! -RF

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