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AGM video of Rob Hopkins and offsets presentation now available online

If you weren’t there in person or haven’t had the chance to check out the rabble footage of our AGM plenary panel on Real and False Solutions to the Climate Crisis, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

You can now access online the video presentation by Rob Hopkins, the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network, made for our AGM. You can find it here: http://vimeo.com/16668487

Go ahead – watch it with friends, colleagues and family. Screen it at a local meeting or classroom. Rob provides a great introduction to the transition town movement – a real solution to the climate crisis. It’s hard not to want to join or start a transition town after watching it, so why resist?

In case you didn’t catch it all during her presentation, Daphne Wysham’s power point presentation on offsets is also now available online. You can find it at: http://canadians.org/energy/documents/climatejustice/IPSppt-AGM10.pdf

Daphne’s fact-filled presentation provides more than enough evidence to make you question offsets; a false solution to the climate crisis. 

Here is some additional background information about Rob and Daphne:

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network.  He has many years experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and set up the first 2 year full-time permaculture course in the world and co-ordinated the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission.  He is author of  Woodlands for West Cork!,  Energy Descent Pathways and  The Transition Handbook: from oil dependence to local resilience.  He also publishes www.transitionculture.org.  He is the the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, an Ashoka Fellow, is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served three  years as a Trustee of the Soil Association, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists.  He lectures and writes widely on peak oil and Transition, and is researching a PhD on Transition and resilience at Plymouth University.  He lives in Devon and is a keen gardener.

Daphne Wysham is a fellow and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, a project of IPS, and founder and co-host of Earthbeat Radio, which airs on 54 stations in the U.S. and Canada, reaching over 2 million potential listeners.  Wysham is a former Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam; former editor-in-chief of Greenpeace Magazine; and associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is the acting board chair of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and a member of the Durban Group for Climate Justice. She obtained her BA with high honors from Princeton University in 1983.  Ms. Wysham’s analysis and critiques have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Grist, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and on Al Jazeera, Democracy Now!, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, and Marketplace, among others.