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Local Future 2010 Conference on Sustainability first day video is now online


Local Future, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit, released the video footage from the first full day of the 2010 Conference on Sustainability: Energy, Economy, and Environment.

Presentations focus on energy, economics, and environment, with specific focus on peak oil, climate change, permaculture, sustainability, resilience, transition, monetary reform, collapse, and risk analysis.

Keynote talks include:

* Dr. Joseph Tainter, author of the book "The Collapse of Complex Societies: New Studies in Archaeology", professor in the department of Environment and Society at Utah State University, and author of an upcoming book on the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

* Nicole Foss, senior editor for The Automatic Earth (where she writes as Stoneleigh) and former editor of The Oil Drum - Canada.

* David Korowicz of Ireland, a physicist and human systems ecologist, the director of The Risk/Resilience Network in Ireland, a board member of FEASTA, and contributor to the new book "Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic & Environmental Collapse".

Presenters also include Stephanie Mills, Kurt Cobb, Aaron Wissner, John Sarver, Nathan Ayers and David Gard.

The video is viewable as a chronological YouTube playlist of 28 segments. Included are all of the question and answer and panel discussions.

All are invited to utilize the high definition 1080p video for all educational uses.

Local Future is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about the transition from the current unsustainable global culture to new sustainable local cultures.

The videos may be viewed at: http://youtube.com/newculture

For more information on Local Future, visit: http://localfuture.org

For more information on Conference on Sustainability, visit: http://sustainabilityconference.org

Editorial Notes: From the author: (Note: This article was written specifically for Energy Bulletin as original content. :-) I spent a major fraction of spring break 2011 organizing the Local Future video collection, including over 200 hours of high definition video in HDV format on tape, as well 2,000 GB of video data inside the dedicated editing computer. The major accomplishment was completing the upload of the first day of the conference, about 12-hours of video footage. The process included carefully selecting starting and endpoints for each segment, adding minimal Local Future titles, adjusting and/or repairing the audio track, rendering to an uploadable filesize, uploading via a home aircard which takes about 20 times as long as the length of the clip, and then creating the title, summary and other basic information for each online clip. In addition, I carefully redesigned the Local Future YouTube page by creating and arranging additional play lists from earlier events, and selecting several subscriptions that might be of interest to viewers. Also, rather than the home page playing a featured video, it lands on the grid view of the playlists, so that more of the various talks can be easily seen. As a primary goal of Local Future, we'll continue to work on uploading the video content in high definition to this YouTube channel, so others can utilize it as they best see fit for educational purposes.

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