Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Coming up next...
Exploring whether wholistic integrative design principles apply to reshaping our governance systems...

Consider one approach:

Sustainability through Bioregionalism

Sunday, October 8, 2-4 pm
Environmental sociologist Mark D. Whitaker, from UW-Madison, will present his proposition that sustainability requires changing our democratic institutions -- adding over 60 different novel checks and balances. He wrote the 2005 book Toward a Bioregional State: A Series of Letters About Political Theory and Formal Institutional Design in the Era of Sustainability. He will talk about potentials of growing the "bioregional democratic majority" to achieve these goals.

At: North Park Village Nature Center,
5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago, 312-744-5472

Bring your ideas to contribute to the discussion!


Recent reports suggest we have perhaps ten years to avoid catastrophic climate change, and that even sooner our economy will be increasingly stressed by the peaking of conventional petroleum production. Many conclude that business as usual is unlikely to be able to respond adequately and that governmental changes are needed. Some wonder whether our current political structure is adequate to marshall the necessary transformations.
Consider whether we can best attain Sustainability through Bioregionalism

And there are developments such as the
Inquiry into a national Sustainability Charter for Australia.

Monday, September 18, 2006


Permaculture and Sustainability Progress
Wednesday, September 20 7-9 pm
Recent developments have changed the way some approach sustainability. New permaculture resources include a comprehensive two-volume set on edible forest gardening, an Illinois Permaculture Handbook and Gaia University. Learn about these and other tools and proposals. Envision their potential applications in Chicagoland and at North Park Village.
At North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 North Pulaski, Chicago

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