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Conversations with inspiring change-makers about creating a more resilient world – permaculture, alternative economies, health and wellbeing, regenerative food production, conservation… join us as we dive deep into all this and more.

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Conversations with inspiring change-makers about creating a more resilient world – permaculture, alternative economies, health and wellbeing, regenerative food production, conservation… join us as we dive deep into all this and more.

    #6 - Navigating the Human Predicament with Nate Hagens

    #6 - Navigating the Human Predicament with Nate Hagens

    In Episode 6 of the Happen Films podcast, with Jordan away spending time with an unwell family member, Antoinette is flying solo for the first time. She had the pleasure of speaking to Nate Hagens, someone we’ve been following for a while now because we love his deep knowledge and insight into the interrelationship between the environment, energy, and finance.

    Having begun his career on Wall Street, Nate has a deep understanding of finance, but his career took a change of direction in the early 2000s as he began to understand the repercussions of peak oil. His personal research led him back to university and a PhD in Natural Resources and he’s dedicated the last 20 years to educating himself, freshman students and the world at large about what he terms The Human Predicament.

    Now, instead of Wall Street being the hub of his universe, he states: “Our real stock market is our air, our soils, our forests, our oceans, and the biodiversity we share the planet with. This stock market has been going down for over a millennium and has been in slo-mo crash mode [for decades].”

    How did we get to this point, and how do we move beyond it in a way that ensures the planet and humans will thrive?

    We hope you enjoy the podcast. Check out the links below to dive deeper into Nate’s research, writings and videoed talks.

    Follow Nate Hagens:
    - Website: http://www.energyandourfuture.org
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/NJHagens
    - Book: The Bottlenecks of the 21st Century: Essays on the Systems Synthesis of the Human Predicament by Nate Hagens & DJ White
    - Ecological Economics issue 169: 'Economics for the Future – Beyond the Superorganism’ by Nate Hagens

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    • 56 min
    #5 - Brett & Nici from Limestone Permaculture on Drought, Bushfires, & Answering Your Questions

    #5 - Brett & Nici from Limestone Permaculture on Drought, Bushfires, & Answering Your Questions

    In Episode 5 of the Happen Films podcast we speak to Brett and Nici from Limestone Permaculture Farm. We’ve made two short films about Limestone, we shot the first one in 2015 and the second in 2019. There’s a heap of learning, growth and wisdom shared across the two episodes, but a short film is just never enough, even two of them!

    We wanted to do a follow-up interview with Brett and Nici because during that second shoot there were massive bush fires on the horizon and the farm was in the middle of a long-time drought. How have they come through it all and what’s keeping them going? We’ve also included some questions asked here on YouTube and over on Instagram. Thanks for asking, folks!

    Enjoy the episode.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #4 - Rethinking Renewable Energy with Professor Susan Krumdieck

    #4 - Rethinking Renewable Energy with Professor Susan Krumdieck

    In this episode we speak with Dr Susan Krumdieck. Susan is an American-born, New Zealand-based Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Canterbury University. Her research has developed novel methodologies and tools needed to rapidly downshift fossil fuel use while recovering real value for people and environment.

    • 49 min
    #3 - Jono Frew: Transforming Farms and Changing Lives With Regenerative Agriculture

    #3 - Jono Frew: Transforming Farms and Changing Lives With Regenerative Agriculture

    In this episode we speak with regenerative agriculture coach Jono Frew. Jono started his working life age 11 in farming and he’s been passionate about the industry from Day 1. But his career took an unexpected turn a few years ago and it’s impacted not just how he approaches farming, but how he approaches life.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #2 - Rob Greenfield: Being the (Radical) Change You Wish to See in the World

    #2 - Rob Greenfield: Being the (Radical) Change You Wish to See in the World

    In episode 2 of the Happen Films Podcast we’re joined by a Dude Making a Difference, Rob Greenfield. You might already be one of Rob’s hundreds of thousands of followers; if not, we’re delighted to introduce you to him because he’s one of our favourite people out there working to make the world a better place.

    We’ve been fans of Rob Greenfield’s work for years, and had the opportunity to catch up with him while he was under lockdown in France during Covid-19. With this interruption to daily life giving many the opportunity to reflect on the type of life they’d like to lead, it was interesting to hear about Rob’s personal journey.

    “It’s been about a decade now since I really shifted my life. I was living a very materialistic life. I wanted to be a millionaire by the time I was thirty. Then I started to listen to other perspectives and I just woke up to the fact that my life was not what I thought it was at all. I was buying into all these lies that corporations had sold me on what I needed to do in order to be a happy, healthy, successful human being and I pretty quickly decided that I was going to radically transform my life.”

    Rob has gained notoriety around the world for some of his extreme campaigns – wearing all his own rubbish as he accumulated it over the course of a month (there was a lot to carry!); foraging or growing 100% (100%!) of his food for a year. Rather than fulfil his desire to be a millionaire, his financial vows see him donating 100% of his media income to grassroots charities and his financial net worth kept to the very bare minimum.

    Rob is a great inspiration. Not because we should all choose to live this way – he acknowledges it’s not for everyone – but because he lives his truth in a way that fulfils him, in a way that he can be proud of, and in the way he truly wants to. That seems to us to be something to aspire to, for each of us in our individual ways.

    Enjoy the podcast!

    • 58 min
    #1 - Community Resilience in a Time of Pandemic with Artist as Family

    #1 - Community Resilience in a Time of Pandemic with Artist as Family

    In our very first podcast episode Meg and Patrick of Artist as Family join us for a conversation on community resilience and the opportunities for change that the pandemic presents.

    You might remember Meg and Patrick from our film Creatures of Place that we made back in 2018. Today they're joining us from their home, Tree Elbow, on Djaara people’s land in Victoria, Australia. We love the way these guys choose to live and interact with their community – they’re inspiring role models for us and they were the obvious choice for first guests on our new podcast.

    One of the critical things we talked about was the difference between self-sufficiency and community sufficiency.

    Meg: “How do we practice community sufficiency, what does that look like when it’s just us here, how do we look after each other in a non digital way in a very, very real practical sense? We’re so privileged here to live like this. How do we share that? In a time where everybody is physically distanced, what does generosity look like?”

    Patrick: “Resilience is community sufficiency it’s not self sufficiency, so while we have twelve years of preparing for collapse on this particular lot in Central Victoria and within the community gardens and the community forests that we’re involved in and there’s food everywhere … feral foods and the huge amount of learning over the last twelve years we’ve put into edible flora and fauna and fungi – it’s so good to have that, that’s our main bank apart from our seed bank, our cellar and our garden and our community, but to be shut off so radically from community at the moment is definitely a… I feel a sense of vulnerability with that.” It was really great to talk about that vulnerability with two people who are, despite feeling the vulnerability, deeply resilient in so many ways. We can’t all be prepared for every situation the future might bring, but we can choose to live in a way that is positive and loving and supportive of our selves and all the beings around us.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

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