Archive for the ‘Society’ Category

Shifting Societal Values and the End of Consumerism w/ Nathan Shedroff

Shifting Societal Values and the End of Consumerism w/ Nathan Shedroff

Leader in Sustainable Development: Nathan Shedroff The Full Interview Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview Synopsis No longer can we drive our economy by pumping up consumerism and bloating the GDP. We must rethink our consumption based values as a society and look to what actions can sustain […]

The End of Growth with Richard Heinberg

The End of Growth with Richard Heinberg

As global energy production peaks, our consumer-driven society is being forced to rethink its values and creatively adapt to a less energy intensive world. Richard Heinberg, senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and author of “The End of Growth” joins me today to discuss the end of consumerism.

Peter Block on Community Development

Peter Block on Community Development

Building community is one of the best assets that anyone can have. Renowned author, public speaker, and consultant, Peter Block sits down with Luke to discuss his latest book, The Abundant Community (co-authored w/ John McKnight). The two get into a variety of topics under the umbrella of community building and the transition society is making towards a sharing economy.

Our anthropogenic culture’s view on dreams with Derrick Jensen

Our anthropogenic culture’s view on dreams with Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is a prolific writer, speaker and activist. He is the author of endgame and a myriad of other thought-provoking title. He joins me now to discuss his latest work, Dreams.

Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities | Interview with Author Deborah Frieze

Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities | Interview with Author Deborah Frieze

Deborah Frieze co-authored the book Walk Out: Walk On: A Learning Journey Through Communities Daring to Live the Future Now and we are talking about the stories that went into the book. There are some great ideas about community, transformational change, and people deciding to take it upon themselves to create the future they want today.

The Use of Permaculture in Our World: Interview with Paul Wheaton

The Use of Permaculture in Our World: Interview with Paul Wheaton

Leader in Sustainable Development: Paul Wheaton The Full Interview Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview   Synopsis In this interview we discuss permaculture’s role in the world around us. Specifically: -Permaculture’s role in large scale agriculture -The Garden of 1000 Buddhas -Society’s current dependance on grain -Masanobu Fukuoka’s […]

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn – Interview with Architect/Designer Fritz Haeg

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn – Interview with Architect/Designer Fritz Haeg

The Full Interview Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview In this interview we discuss Fritz’s work designing organic gardens in place of front lawns all over the US for his book Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn. Specifically: -The History of the Lawn -Organic Gardens as an […]

Packaged Goods: More than Meets the Eye

Packaged Goods: More than Meets the Eye

Lately, people have been talking a lot about packaging. We’ve been hearing that bottled water is wasteful, and that there’s no excuse for the hundreds of thousands of plastic bags that are discarded every day. And yet, there’s another sort of packaging, that most of us never talk about at all. This is the ideas […]

The Abundant Community – Interview with John McKnight

The Abundant Community – Interview with John McKnight

Join us today for this Audio only interview with John Mcknight, co-author, of The Abundant Community, where we discuss the assets of community that we have long overlooked.  (Note: the audio quality decreases towards the end of the interview). The Full Program – Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview

The Five-Earth Philosophy: How Americans Must Learn to Live Like Everyone Else

The Five-Earth Philosophy: How Americans Must Learn to Live Like Everyone Else

There is an old saying, cited and reprinted and reiterated throughout the world of sustainability reporting. If everyone in the world lived like we do in America, we would need five Earths to provide the resources. It’s an idea both unfathomable and frightening. But the conclusion is unavoidable. We can’t all live like Americans. And […]