Local business is focus of Peak Moment TV show Sept. 5 and 6
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 2:55 pm

Peak Moment host Janaia Donaldson has a conversation with Paul and Sarah Edwards about how you can contribute your skills towards meeting real needs now and in the future, on WCKN cable channnel 30, on Sept. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.

The Edwardses are the authors of “Home-Based Business for Dummies,” which focuses on the “Elm Street Economy” of locally owned businesses rather than “Main Street,” which we hear so much about, but comprises mainly franchises. In the Elm Street Economy, local businesses meet local needs for food, shelter, clothing, heating, electricity, healthcare, and other products.

They suggest: Keep your job and pay off your debts, while gaining enduring skills for the future. They warn that a large number of today’s professions may not be around in another five years. You can learn more at their websites, www.elmstreeteconomy.com and www.letslivelocal.org.

Peak Moment programs air every week at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Peak Moment explores positive responses to energy decline and climate change through local community action. Locally, the programs are underwritten by The Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University and the Seymour Family of Potsdam.

In the weeks to come, topics covered will include local food production, renewable energy, transportation alternatives, sustainable building, preparedness and psychological, business, and governmental responses. All the programs are available on the internet at www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/ in both video and audio format.

September shows: Sept. 12 and 13, The Power of Neighbors; Sept. 19 and 20, Time’s Up! An Uncivilized Solution; and Sept. 26 and 27, How We Live at Lone Bobcat Woods. For a complete schedule and description of coming shows, visit http://pact.transition-initiative.info/.