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Peak Moment TV

Peak Moment TV produces an online television series and DVDs showcasing individuals and communities building resilient local self-reliance as a groundwork for a sustainable society.

Group Type: Transition Businesses
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2012

Peak Moment DVDs, newsletter, and plans

DVDs for Transition awareness raising
We've produced a number of DVDs of presentations that folks are using to awaken others around them. Visit for presentations by Richard Heinberg (Kiss Your Gas Goodbye), David Korten (The Great Turning), Van Jones (Green for All), Michelle Long (Building a Sustainable Community and Economy), and Bill Wilson (A Permaculture Perspective), Guy Dauncey (The Great Energy Revolution), and many others.

Particularly with Transitioners and Localizers in mind, we produced "Communities Preparing for Energy and Climate Change", a 5-presentation set summarizing the problem of diminishing resources and intelligent responses, with Peak Everything author Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute's Julian Darley, Transition Boulder County's Michael Brownlee, Post Carbon Cities' Daniel Lerch, and Peak Moment TV's Janaia Donaldson.

Put Peak Moment on your local TV station
Peak Moment Conversations are cablecast on about two dozen community access TV stations nationwide -- and we want more. Sponsor the series on your local station -- it's a low-overhead and high-visibility project for Transitioners. To get you started, we offer 12 programs (3 months) free and a low subscription cost of around $4 per program.

Our dream for 2009-10: Taping further afield
Our half-hour programs came primarily from our 2006 taping journeys to 21 west coast communities. We're planning a road trip in 2009/2010 especially to include specific people and stories that are located beyond the West Coast. We want your suggestions of topics, people and projects to tape, offers of safe stopping places along the way, funders, as well as financial contributions to help make it happen. Subscribe to the Peak Moment newsletter to keep up on the news.

Be in Touch
Visit to sign up for the Peak Moment newsletter with recent videos and behind-the-scenes news. Join in on Janaia's journal (blog) at

Peak Moment Television is produced by Robyn Mallgren and Janaia Donaldson, Yuba Gals Independent Media of Nevada City, California. Contact janaia(at)

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Peak Moment Fans -- Please Introduce Yourself Here

Started by Les Squires -- Webmaster. Last reply by mary rose Sep 13, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Anthea Hudson on March 14, 2012 at 2:28am
Comment by Janaia Donaldson on February 3, 2012 at 4:51pm

Hi Les, Hope there are many more Peak Moment shows appearing in the Daily Scans. I just can't keep up with all the possible promos and links, but will keep trying to post shows here, to the community we're most aligned with.

Hi Gini, You're welcome: appreciate your comment.


Comment by gini lester on January 31, 2012 at 7:31am
Janaia and Robyn, thank you for making this available.
Les, thank you for linking it here.
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on July 27, 2011 at 2:58am
We've just activated a daily scan of the Internet for all websites mentioning Peak Moment TV.  Since we launched the scan three items have appeared.  The list will grow over time.  Updated daily.
Comment by Les Squires -- Webmaster on February 27, 2011 at 10:14am
Wonderful newsletter Janaia and Robyn!  We've added it to our listing of newsletters here on GITA so it appears in our ALL-TRANSITION search -- -- alternatively visible from your own site --
Comment by Janaia Donaldson on January 20, 2011 at 11:05pm

Hi Christopher and Monte and other fans - glad you're with us! We're a team of two: my partner Robyn (videographer/editor) and me (host/producer). I apologize for being so slow to respond-- Robyn and I have just completed an intense 5-month tour of the Pacific Northwest where we taped 58 shows. Our just-out newsletter is at

Monte, it's great to have a picture of you, given our chats in regular email. :-) I think this culture has become so mediated (saturated and accustomed to getting input primarily from screens) that people consider media personalities to be authorities (and I think many media people position themselves that way).

  Part of why we do Peak Moment is to (1) bring the messages of thoughtful authorities like Richard Heinberg to the ordinary public, and (2) to validate and support "ordinary" people to (re)claim their own power, whether as backyard gardeners or pioneers in simple living or lots of other ways to relocalize.

Thanks all ~ Janaia (

Comment by Karen Hansen on September 12, 2010 at 4:23pm
Hi Monte-

I know just what you mean. when I am in class teaching, it is though everything I say is taken as gospel. But when I am just a face in a crowd no matter where I am, there really is quite a bit of work to not sound like we are pulling a false fear out of a hat! People are just not thinking that life will be dramatically different someday if we do not get behind sustainable living on renewable strategies.
Comment by Steven Morris on September 12, 2010 at 7:51am
Thanks Monte for your thoughts: "Unless one is another's opinion leader it can be difficult to get someone to actually listen and all manner of protective systems can be activated when attempting to "awaken" another to the situation at hand."

It hadn't occurred to me that way. I usually feel that sending people to watch a video is somehow a cop-out for feeling uncomfortable with my lack of depth of knowledge or just plane discomfort with waking up from the "dream of growth."

With this perspective I can actually share more personally what is going on for me and provide the video reference for someone who is intrigued to know more.
Comment by Monte Smith on September 12, 2010 at 6:26am
Hello All, I just joined this network and when I discovered that Peak Moment TV had a group here I had to come join right away. I'm a big fan of Janaia and Peak Moment TV and they have and are producing some excellent products for both educating and enlightening.

Unless one is another's opinion leader it can be difficult to get someone to actually listen and all manner of protective systems can be activated when attempting to "awaken" another to the situation at hand. However, we are all very grooved in to receiving data via images and sound coming from a TV screen or resonable facsimile of one i.e., a computer monitor, therefore, directing someone to watch an enlightening and educational video or film is an excellent means to begin to nudge folks out of their slumber. Peak Moment TV productions are wonderful tools for nudging.
Comment by Christopher Ripley on September 11, 2010 at 12:45pm
Hi there! I am a big fan of Peak Moment! Thanks to the whole team who puts it together.

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