Janaia Donaldson

Janaia Donaldson is the host and producer of Peak Moment TV conversations showcasing grass roots entrepreneurs pioneering locally reliant, resilient communities during these challenging times of energy and resource decline, ecological limits, and economic turbulence. We tour North America in our mobile studio, taping on location. Peak Moment Conversations are online at www.peakmoment.tv/conversations. Produced bi-weekly, there are over 200 half hour programs as of 2012.

Living Abundantly in the Sharing Economy: A Voice of Experience

“I ask the groups that hire me to pay me what feels good and right and fair to them, an amount they can afford, and that they can give joyfully… I basically trust them. And it works out really well.” Freelance group facilitator Tree Bressen has made her livelihood in the sharing economy for over a decade. She has also participated in a neighborhood Gift Circle and an online version called Kindista.

August 8, 2017


Visit McCaskill Street — Forging Community through Resource Sharing

It all started with neighbors meeting to save money and share information around energy, water, food and more. It has grown into shared projects, shared tools and deepened friendships.

March 9, 2016


What Goes Around Comes Around at the Bicycle ReCyclery

ReCyclery founder Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear and Board President Kees Kolff explain how opportunities exploded when the Recylery became a non-profit organization.

September 3, 2015


Growing Veterans — From Battlefields to Organic Farm Fields

Justin Power (JP), a Transition Specialist for the federal government, notes the healing in being outdoors with hands dirty, watching creation from planting seed to harvesting healthy food.

August 10, 2015

Local Currency — Money for Us, Not the Bankers

The biggest challenge is changing our mindset from the scarcity built into the existing monetary system to one based on relationships, cooperation and plenty.

July 24, 2015


Grow Your Food in a Nook and Cranny Garden, Part 2

Nook and cranny gardens optimize micro-climates — water catchment for perennial plants, rocks that retain warmth to extend the growing period, and trees providing fuel, food and shade.

June 29, 2015

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