Steven Knopp

Steven Knopp is a renowned Wilderness survival skills educator , a preparedness , and permaculture consultant and long term self sufficient off-grid homesteader, and a maker of educational videos on these and other related topics, and musician and craftsman, and posses an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experience, and is tremedous presenter on these topics. Wilderness Survival Skills Combined with Permaculture for True Sustainability

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Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson is a movement artist, activist, educator, researcher, therapist, and entrepreneur. Particularly in love with the act of dancing, Matthew experiences movement as a way of aligning energy with form. Eternally curious, Matthew makes opportunities out of questions, and encourages others to do the same. He’s collected qualifications, including an MFA in Modern Dance and certifications in Laban Movement Analysis, Massage, and Pilates. Yet, Matthew likes to play between the lines of techniques and traditions, seeking solutions to the timely question of how humans can learn to live with resilience and in diversity, efficiently and easefully collaborating with each other from a base of compassion. He breathes embodiment as ground…

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Don Hall

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Don_Hall.png[/image_frame] Don Hall is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota. Previously, he worked for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado (now, the Local Food Shift Group), the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. Don holds a Master's in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and is a certified Permaculture Designer and US Transition Trainer. 2016 Convergence Workshop: Effective Collaboration

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Effective Collaboration

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Don_Hall_Effective-Collaboration.png[/image_frame] While working in groups can be fun, it's not always easy. How do we cultivate effective groups without replicating hierarchical structures or spending too much time on group process? Designed for anyone working towards positive social change, this participatory one-hour workshop will provide you with some of the perspective, knowledge, and tools you need to collaborate with others in a more skillful way. This workshop will be a highly-condensed version of a two-day training in Effective Collaboration that was developed by the permaculture-inspired Transition Network to provide local initiative leaders with the skills needed to build resilient communities. Some of its main themes include incorporating diverse…

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Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Transition Streets
Transition streets Marissa Mommaerts

Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Transition Streets

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/transition-streets.jpg[/image_frame] Transition Streets is a neighbor-led project to reduce household energy and water use, build resilient local food systems, and build community resilience and increase social cohesion on your street. It takes the systemic thinking of Transition & Permaculture and breaks it down into a simple curriculum with actionable steps that add up to real change. If you’ve been looking for ways to engage your neighbors and launch resilience-building on your street, you will want to take in this workshop! Transition Streets is a relatively new and very successful project of Transition US which has been used in dozens of communities across the country. It combines a…

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Marissa Mommaerts

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Marissa-M.png[/image_frame] Marissa Mommaerts is Director of Programs and REconomy Project lead for Transition US, part of the international Transition Network. Marissa is the co-author of two recent reports on the new economy movement, “Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement,” based on a series of interviews with new economy leaders across the US and published by Post Carbon Institute; and “25 Enterprises that Build Community Resilience.” Her vision is to empower people and communities with the tools and information we need to take back our economic and political power.

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