August 29th, 2008
From climate change to food shortages to high energy costs, globalization is proving itself to have a negative impact on our world. There’s a group who believes that thinking locally is not only the best form of protest–but the only sure-fire way to survive. With Post Carbon Institute’s Celine Rich, Path to Freedom’s Jules Dervaes, and Small-Mart’s Michael Shuman, leaders of the Relocalization Movement.
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Celine Rich is the Executive Director of Post Carbon Institute and has been working there since its inception in 2001. She worked for 3 years as a Research Strategist with the University of British Columbia’s Development Office. In addition, she created and led community cultural development projects in Vancouver for six years. Celine has a MA in Design for the Environment from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK; a BA in Fine Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Canada, and a Certificate of Marketing from Kwantlen College, Canada. Celine currently lives in Sebastopol, California, USA.
Visit PostCarbon.org and Relocalize.net for more details about Celine’s work.
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Michael Shuman is vice president for Enterprise Development for Training & Development Corporation (TDC). An economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, Shuman has authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (Free Press, 1998). Shuman is helping to lead development of TDC’s Worksphere Program, a national effort to support worker well-being through a variety of programs promoting “sustainable employability” and “global community capitalism.” He received an A.B. with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week for 25 years throughout the United States and the world.
For more information about Michael, his book, and his other writings, visit Small-Mart.org.
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Jules Dervaes is the founder of Path to Freedom, a family-operated, viable urban homestead project established in 2001 to promote a simpler and more fulfilling lifestyle and to sow a “homegrown revolution(tm)” against the corporate powers that control the food supply. Since the mid-1980s, Mr. Dervaes and his three adult children, Anaïs, Justin, and Jordanne, have steadily worked at transforming their ordinary city lot in Pasadena, CA, into a thriving organic garden that supplies them with food all year round. These eco-pioneers also run a successful business providing fresh produce to local restaurants. This helps them fund their purchases of solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and a biodiesel processor to further decrease their homestead’s reliance on the earth’s non-renewable resources.
The family has been the subject of numerous articles in newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), and was recently featured on ABC’s Nightline and CNN.
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