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The catastrophe at Fukushima presents the opportunity to re-evaluate basic assumptions about energy and technology but the temptation to double down on business as usual becomes incredibly strong. Will our species obtain a paradigm shift in the face of an energy emergency? Could we create new models for business that regenerate ecological functions rather than destroy the planet?
In Extraenvironmentalist #66 we speak with Michael Stone and Ian MacKenzie about their new film Reactor which covers their recent trip to Japan. Is the social fallout from Fukushima a template for social change elsewhere? Then we speak with Willem Ferwerda of the Ecosystem Return Foundation about scaling up the ecosystem restoration techniques we discussed on XE #65 with John Liu. We talk about the potential for regenerating ecological functions through new models for business and investing. Can we develop a process for launching permaculture businesses around the world?
//Segments on Soundcloud
// Other Items Discussed
Centre of Gravity
Reactor – the Film
Natural Resilience Initiative
The Planet Fund – Crowdfunding Ecosystem Restoration
(though we didn’t talk about this in the show it is definitely related)
// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)
[Break] – 35m
// Music (in Order of Appearance)
Juparo – Broke for Free via Soundcloud
Ludovico Einaudi – Walk (Phaeleh Remix) via Getting Deeper
Foreigner – Urgent (LUXXURY edit) via AudioPorn Central
C A T H E D R A L S – Unbound via Soundcloud
Say Lou Lou – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Tame Impala Cover) via Soundcloud
// Production Credits
Our correspondent and editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel
Production Assistance via Simon JM
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