[Orange_County_Permaculture] Speaking/Fundraising Tour Aug 15 Miami to Aug 28 Santa Fe /Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth with Cuban Permaculturist Roberto Perez
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu Jul 25 05:40:10 PDT 2013
Speaking/Fundraising Tour Aug 15 Miami to Aug 28 Santa Fe Tour dates and locations below
Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth
with Cuban Permaculturist Roberto Perez
all proceeds go to the 11th International Permaculture Convergence Scholarships Fund
www.ipc11cuba.com (in English & Spanish)
Roberto Perez, Cuban environmental educator featured in the award winning documentary, "The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" currently in the U.S. promoting the 11th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC11) to be held in Cuba in November of 2013.
Short Video of Roberto Perez Explaining the Special Period in Cuba
Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
The Living Planet Report from the World Wildlife Fund in 2007 identified Cuba as the only sustainable country in the world. The study involved two key parameters for measuring sustainable development, a commitment to "improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems". Cuba was the ONLY country on earth to achieve satisfactory benchmarks in both criteria for sustainable development.
Formerly importing most of its food, Cuba's agriculture is now 95% organic, with the city of Havana producing over 60% of its own fruits and vegetables within the city's urban spaces. At the same time, Cuba has been engaging in a massive reforestation campaign, and has invested massively in alternative energy production, with a focus on solar and biofuels.
A small island nation with 11,000,000 people, struggling with poverty, devastating tropical storms, and the U.S. Embargo, how did Cuba achieve these goals and distinction? What can we learn from Cuba's struggles and successes?
TOUR Schedule locations and contacts in each area
Aug 15 Miami Koreen Brennan <koreenbrennan at gmail.com>
Aug 16 Washington Rev Dele <wearenaturesfriends at gmail.com>
Aug 17 NYC monica ibacache <monica.ibacache at gmail.com>
Aug 18 Amherst-Ryan Harb Ryan Harb <iamharb at gmail.com>
Aug 19 Keene, NH -Elizabeth McCann <emccann at antioch.edu>,Monica Pless <mpless at antioch.edu>
Aug 21 Portland Aug -Marisha Auerbach <queenbee at herbnwisdom.com>
7 pm - 9 pm at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR)
Portland Permaculture Meetup site, which will be handling registration: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/
Aug 23-24 San Francisco/Sonoma -talks Vanessa Carter <vanessa at oaec.org>
Aug 25 Santa Barbara talk (805)962-2571, margie at sbpermaculture.org,www.sbpermaculture.org
6:30pm Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101.
Aug 26 Pasadena talk-Andres Ramos: info at lalomadevelopment.com
6:30 -9pm The Shed @ La Loma Development 1355 Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 421-6185
$15 advance/$20 door
Aug 27San Diego talk Josh Robinson <Josh at SDSustainable.org>
Aug 28 Santa Fe talk Jeremiah Kidd <jeremiah at sipermaculture.com>,Nate Downey <nate at permadesign.
Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Event Co-Sponsors: The International Permaculture Convergence Support Group & Eco Cuba Network
Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth/Cuban Permaculturist Roberto Perez Speaking Tour ,
Tour Organizer Santa Barbara Permaculture Network www.sbpermaculture.org
Contact Margie Bushman margie at sbpermaculture.org
Miami, Washington, Amherst MA, Keene New Hampshire, Portland, San Francisco, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Pasadena, San Diego & Santa Fe NM
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