Tools and Technology

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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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Claudian Dobos

ECOLISE proposes to host a panel discussion and workshop on how we can maintain and build alliances to continue the work of 'designing the world we want' post-conference. ECOLISE, the European network of community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, brings together 34 member organisations from across Europe, with key representatives from all the main movements of community-led initiatives (Permaculture, Transition, Ecovillages, etc..).

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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.

Presenter: 
Fiebrig Immo

Commercial farming enterprises open to transforming their practices in accordance with permaculture principles may sensibly invest in such practices only if a benefit can be shown through documented and compelling evidence. Field data drawn from a first assessment using the FAO SAFA Tool (SAFA: Sustainability Assessment for Food and Agriculture Systems) on a farm in Southern Spain are presented as a case study.

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Howard Johns

The presentation will cover the topic of my forthcoming book (due out about then):
1. How we have ended up with the current centralized polluting energy system, and why it seems unable to change when all the signs say that it needs to be transformed very rapidly,
2. Stories of the renewable energy and community energy revolution – Denmark, Germany, Japan, etc. 100% renewable is already happening,
3. How to set up your own community energy co. – the steps and principles to go about creating this change in your community.

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James Priest

Sociocracy 3.0 - an elegant, dynamic approach for the holistic development of communities & organisations.

Discover how Sociocracy 3.0 helps organisations optimise processes, become more effective & dynamic, & tap collective intelligence to make resilient decisions everyone can live.

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Peter Baker

The initiative for coffee and climate has developed a wide range of tools (sensu lato, any physical method, analytical or thought tool that could be of benefit to farmers, extensionists, decision-makers) to assist coffee farmers adapt to climate change.

To date more than 30 have been identified. These can be categorized as:

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Cat Richards

In building the Permaculture International Research Network (PIRN) we are trying to provide a platform which fosters creativity, maximises intrinsic motivation and sharing, facilitates online and offline networking and builds a community based on trust. In this workshop I would like to focus on maximising intrinsic motivation. 

Presenter: 
Jay Markert ("Jay Ma")

Aquaponics is one of the most sustainable and productive farming systems in the world. It combines Aquaculture and Hydroponics to create more self-sufficient systems that use only a fraction of the water, labor, energy, etc. that other conventional farming methods use. Combining Permaculture Design with Aquaponics creates an even more dynamic, productive & regenerative system.

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Jeremiah Kidd

Climate Change presents humankind with immense challenges, how will we adapt in an abundant & resilient manner? Permaculture offers the solutions for whatever our future holds! I will offer hope & resilience with examples from incredibly productive projects that receive less than 35cm of precipitation!