Thursday, October 27, 2005

Coming up in December...

The Place of Permaculture

Saturday, December 10, 2-4pm

An overview of permaculture design processes and applications, and how they compare to other whole systems approaches to sustainability.

The permaculture section will be based on the twelve principles of David Holmgren's 2003 book, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, which incorporates designing supportive community relationships.

We will also explore how permaculture's holistic, integrated focus compares with some other systems approaches to sustainability. This second section will summarize some other integrated systems and their applications -- evaluating how they fit our holistic requirements. Included are: The Natural Step, The Earth Charter, Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI), Willaim McDonough's "cradle to cradle" approach and Ken Wilber's Integral Theory as applied to ecology and sustainability.

The presenter, Rael Bassan coordinates the Chicagoland Urban Permaculture group. Summary handouts will be available. Free and open to the public.

At North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago.
Turn left at the first T intersection.

For more information contact Rael Bassan
773-907-1465 or raelearth(at NO SPAM)yahoo.com

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Coming up in October...

Democracy, Development,
and the Creation of Regenerative Societies

Wednesday, October 19, 7 - 9pm

Expand your understanding of social processes, democracy, and development. Consider their implications beyond sustainability toward social and environmental regeneration. Learn key elements of an emerging, scientifically-based theory of social processes as life-like (biotic), open to creativity. Explore national/international efforts, local possibilities regarding these themes.

Hector Sabelli, PHD/MD, author of Bios: A Study of Creation (2005);
Valerie Busch-Zurlent, (pseudonym Ottilia Robers) MS, co-author of History of the Future that Belongs to Us (2001).

At: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago.
Turn left at the 1st T intersection.

Free. For questions or further information, 773-907-1465 or raelearth@yahoo.com

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