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|TOUGH TRANSITION IN THE 'RED STATES' - ALBERT BATES|
Radio Ecoshock - Alex Smith's science based radio program airs on over 60 radio stations about all things environmental from Canada. This program approaches the problem of creating a permaculture of transition in the conservative "Red States."
Excerpt from Alex's program summary:
... In Lewis County Tennessee the Transition group set up a community kitchen and a business incubator. Bates suggests it's better to fund local small business with funds raised in the area, instead of depending on big banks headquartered far away. They initiated their first local currency, namely "Chamber Bucks" which could be spent at any business that was a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Now with Peak Oil and a rotten economy, we're seeing a surge of very different folks, some with guns and deep basements. Is "the great change” going to work with such different actors? Even the publishers of Mother Earth News have noticed an increase of survivalists and preppers in their readers. They want to grow their own food and make things themselves, in preparation for collapse. ... End of Excerpt
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