Finance and Economics

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Kat Wall
Emilia Melville

How do we make change happen? Come to this workshop to learn and develop tools for identifying effective actions for systems change at intersecting scales.

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Simon Constantine

Simon will present his work with Lush Cosmetics.

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Ethan Roland Soloviev
Gregory Landua

What would it be like if our entire economic system looked more like an ecosystem? 

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Maddy Harland
Mark Boyle

The Moneyless Man Mark Boyle talks to Permaculture Magazine editor Maddy Harland about living without money, creating gift cultures and resisting the invasion of money into every corner of our lives.

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Fran Boait

How does the money system affect inequality, housing and the environment? 

We still have the same broken banking system we had in 2008 and we are on track for another financial crisis. We will discuss the current barriers with the money and banking system to creating a fair and sustainable society.

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Warren Brush

Successful Permaculture business models are essential to be able to convert more landscapes into ecologically and socially equitable systems.  Involving examples from our own Oil to Soil Investment model in an affluent area of Southern California, I will outline how we can create Permaculture designed multi-enterprise systems as a strategy to divest from the global stock market into resilient and economically viable endeavors that support local food stability and security.

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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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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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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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Dr Wendy Seabrook

Nature has had billions of years to fine tune the design of sustainable, resilient and self-maintaining ecosystems, the basic functional units in nature. Our human-modified systems, while mostly ecologically dysfunctional are still subject to the laws of nature, and operate as ecosystems. Ecosystems therefore provide a logical framework for redesigning our own systems, whether they are gardens, farms, businesses or communities, to be more sustainable and self-maintaining.