Tina Clarke

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] I have been living simply and environmentally, and working for fundamental social change as a consultant, leader, staffmember, board member and volunteer for local, regional, state, national and international movements, since 1981. I directed national citizen training programs for coalitions of faith communities, directed Greenpeace USA's grassroots action network, helped 350.org expand globally, and helped over 600 communities engage a broader range of neighbors in positive action. I am a leading trainer for the global Transition Towns movement, which has influenced thousands of communities, businesses, governments and organizations in 43 countries. 2016 Convergence Red Talk Presentation: Building Resilient Neighborhoods     

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Widening the Circle – Eco-Conscious Leadership in Practice

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/1460583757241.jpg[/image_frame] How do we embody a holistic approach that Includes, shares and integrates masculine, feminine and the whole spectrum of gender perspectives and approaches in our Permaculture practices and leadership? Join Kat Steele and Benjamin Fahrer as they share from their experience co-teaching Permaculture for many years as well as some of their own recent experiences in leadership positions. Based on the success of last year’s (un)panel on “Women in Permaculture: Celebrating Our Successes and Honoring Our Challenges” this year Kat invites Benjamin to join her in expanding on the theme. They will co-focalize a fish bowl exercise. Join them in the practice of listening deeply to…

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Working at the Edges: Exploring Our Personal and Cultural Eco-Systems

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/IMG_2681_d600.jpg[/image_frame] Working at the Edges, exploring our personal and cultural eco-systems. Using self-observation techniques and courageous conversations. The Edges a place where there are an abundant of resources and tensions. The edges is where magic happens. Dive in deeper into our personal and cultural eco-EDGES. How can we support the connection of different cultural eco systems? How do we meet at the Edges? The workshop "The Edges" is crucial to the continued cultivation of resilient communities. It is essential to work the edges where social, interpersonal, and physical eco-systems meet. Though inter-cultural collaboration and unity, in addition to observation and tending of the personal inner-ecology, we build…

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