SolarCity

http://www.solarcitybayarea.com/ San Francisco is no stranger to the solar power industry, ranking as one of the cities at the forefront of America’s solar energy revolution. At SolarCity, we know that being one of the most populated cities in California has its advantages, such as the ability to generate a significant amount of solar power. Since 2006, we have become a leader among Bay Area solar companies because we stand behind energy consultants and reputation. We offer 24/7 solar system monitoring solutions as well as warranty product coverage.

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Bastyr University

http://www.bastyr.edu/ The Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design at Bastyr University is a 12 month evening and weekend program grounded in the philosophy of working with nature to create resilient landscapes. The program offers an extended study of permaculture design throughout the seasons, far exceeding standard 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate programs. Additionally, Bastyr has a unique focus on the therapeutic value of a medicinal and edible landscapes. Our unique curriculum includes courses such as Soil Ecology, Biodynamic Agriculture, Horticultural Business practices, and Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Landscape, utilizing hands on activities in the University's wooded 51-acre campus –including the Bastyr Medicinal Herb Garden. The program is open to anyone…

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Pacific Domes

http://www.pacificdomes.com/ Domes are nature’s perfect structure and provide a unique environment for every use, including 360° projection domes, dome homes, glamping, eco-living resort domes, and party tent rentals. Pacific Domes has perfected the function and beauty of our portable Geodesic Domes since 1980 in Ashland, Oregon. We combine the sacred geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller with our progressively designed canopy covers to bring you this futuristic, Zen structure.

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US Pure Water

http://www.uspurewater.com/ USPW is at the forefront of the green revolution, greening festivals and events, by educating consumers and providing self-serve water stations and reusable containers as an alternative to single-use bottles. Our mission is to eliminate the damaging environmental impact of plastic waste worldwide, by providing municipalities, companies, events & festivals, as well as residences, with a 'point-of-use' water treatment option as an alternative to fuel intensive bottled water delivery, and/or the consumption of single use plastic bottles destined for landfill or to sully oceans, forests and cities.

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Christian Stalberg

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Christian-Stalberg.jpg[/image_frame] Christian Stalberg currently manages Enersim, Ltd., a building energy performance simulation and training company. His interest in sustainability, i.e. ecovillages, comes from having grown up off the grid and a 10+ year career in disaster recovery and hazard mitigation where he worked with both the private and public sectors in recovering from anthropocentric and natural disasters. Before energy modeling and disaster work, Christian had another career in telecomputing beginning in the early 1980s working with personal computers and what eventually became known as the internet. An 'early adopter', Christian was a member of California Certified Organic Farmers and subscribed to Communities magazine in the 1970s. Having…

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How to Start an Ecovillage

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/How-to-start-an-ecovillage.jpg[/image_frame] Today ecovillages represent some of the best solutions we have for correcting human habitation living at cross purposes with the natural world, addressing sectors such as housing, energy, transportation, food, water and human behavior. Come learn about the requirements necessary for a successful ecovillage from someone who has started one. Participants will learn best practices for the process of creating an ecovillage.Ecovillages are a convergence of the various strategies and techniques for living in harmony with the natural world including, but not limited to, energy, food, water, waste, community, democracy, and trust and support systems. I will present a 15-20 minute powerpoint then open it up…

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Troy Horton

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Troy-Horton-Sasha-Shankar.jpg[/image_frame] Troy Horton of Town and City Permaculture. Is a grass-roots permaculture practitioner based in Oakland, CA. He has a strong focus on introducing "inner-city youth" and their communites to permaculture. He has organized and held a previous permaculture diversity talk/event, along with being a constant student of permaculture and completed several PDC's. TBA The Third Ethic: Practicing Fair Share Permaculture

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Sasha Shankar

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Troy-Horton-Sasha-Shankar.jpg[/image_frame] Sasha Shankar is the president of Town and City Permaculture. TBA The Third Ethic: Practicing Fair Share Permaculture

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FairShare Permaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/fairshare-permaculturejpg.jpg[/image_frame] Town and City Permaculture will put on an interactive workshop. About how diversity helps permaculture truly realize it's expressed ethics. We will delve into, how can we design. For inclusivity within the permaculture movement. Our workshop will be interactive. It is relevant to Building Resilient Communities and permaculture. In the way that we will be focusing. On how to bring POC, food workers, migrant workers, and other under represented folks. To the permaculture table for a much needed pow wow. Presented By: Troy Horton and Sasha Shankar

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Permaculture Action Network: How We’re Organizing and How To Get Involved

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1441593989096.jpeg[/image_frame] Ryan Rising of the Permaculture Action Network gives a how-to on getting involved with the organization's movement of mobilizing concert-goers and festival-audiences to Permaculture Action Days - one day events where people build the viable alternatives of the just & regenerative paradigm in their own communities. In 2014, the group carried out the first "Permaculture Action Tour," mobilizing hundreds of concert-goers at a time in 32 cities throughout the United States to come take action the next day - building urban farms, planting community food forests, installing rainwater catchment systems, natural buildings, and more. Hear a short report back on this past year of developing a…

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