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[ Episode #66 // Changing Reactions ]

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

Alan Watts on the Limits of Language
Terence McKenna from the Psychedelic Salon

[End]

Louis CK on Smartphones

// 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

This show was supported by donations from our generous listeners:

Peter in the Noosphere
Erica in Oregon
Michael in Arizona
Sune, Andreas, Mads and other colleagues in Denmark
Gaby in the Noosphere