Guest Blog: Peak Moment TV on the road in the Pacific Northwest

We're videotaping shows in the Pacific Northwest this August-September 2010.
We'd love your help as we plan our trip.

Got show ideas?
We've already lined up some superb programs in Oregon, Washington and western British Columbia, but we welcome additional suggestions. Below is the current working list and some wishes. At their heart, these are stories of people changing the story of how to live - practical, psychological, spiritual, social. Program content is non-commercial, and oriented toward individual, family and small group projects and perspectives.   
Programs we're lining up:
  • Backyard sustainability update, food-sharing garden, neighborhood-scale community gardens, gleaning 
  • Aprovecho Sustainability Center, pedal-powered machinery
  • Eco-sensible house update, existing homes become co-housing, eco-apartment house, straw bale home, tiny houses
  • Simple living, tool library, depaving, neighborhood emergency preparedness, local investment clearinghouse
Looking for shows on:
  • Urban gardening in small spaces
  • Alternatives to costly medical care
  • Stories of cooperation, mutual aid and creativity while navigating "the long emergency"
  • Responses from young people, families, faith communities, people of color
  • Arts celebrating sustainable and local
  • Reskilling projects

Parking for the mobile studio. Got a place we can safely park en route, primarily along the I-5 corridor? The mobile studio is a 29 foot RV. It is self-contained (with a smaller version of our home off-grid solar system), but water and power are welcome pluses. 

Financial Contributions. Dollars will go towards the trip's out-of-pocket expenses, a skinny $2 per mile for the 3000-mile journey (estimated). Tax-deductible, monthly and one-time contributions are gratefully welcome. Peak Moment TV is supported by friends and viewers like you.

Trip Blog. Janaia will be posting blogs like this on Transition US during the journey:

Photo: Janaia interviewing David Gardner of Growthbusters about the new documentary film, "Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity" (read more)

Peak Moment Conversations: Locally Reliant Living for Challenging Times is an online television series featuring people creating resilient communities for a more sustainable, lower-energy future. Programs range from permaculture farms to electric bikes, ecovillages to car-sharing, emergency preparedness to careers for the coming times. Over 170 half-hour programs are online at The programs have over 1.5 million viewings on YouTube, Energy Bulletin, and are on up to fifty community-access TV stations nationwide. 
Peak Moment TV emerged out of the desire of creative partners Janaia Donaldson and Robin Mallgren to find models among grassroots entrepreneurs working to create a sustainable future. From a start in our small-town Northern California community access TV studio in early 2006, we expanded our scope that summer by visiting over 20 West Coast communities and recording more than 140 half-hour Peak Moment conversations. Now we're returning to the Pacific Northwest, taping some updates along with lots of exciting new programs.
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