Do our own livelihoods help build the world we want?

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Petra Stephenson

An example of how New Zealanders created their own sort of people's bank without being a bank. The JAK bank in Sweden was the basis for our system, but because of NZ law, we had to be more creative. Savingspools are a group of people who pool their money to help each other eliminate debt. The groups can then join a national group to help each other out over the whole network. An intricate but easy and fair accounting system keeps track of contributions over time.

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Presenter: 
Mario Yanez

Financial* (Oikos) Permaculture is a burgeoning field within the PC movement. It focuses on how each of us consciously participates in our world beyond self-provisioning. How we finance/manage our personal lives, transact with each other, earn a living, create an enterprise, and connect with the Earth economy at large. In this workshop, we will explore many of the tools available to us via Permaculture Design, specifically applied to Financial Permaculture.  

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Presenter: 
Andrew Langford

For 20 years Andrew has been using other peoples’ money (OPM) to advance his permaculture career. This (modest) flow of cash has enabled him to make a living at permaculture work for more than half his working life.

Now it is time to lift the bar and make permaculture a go-to investment zone for the world at large. Some preparations are in order: -

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