Community Choice Energy: A Pathway to Resilient, Energy-Secure Communities

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] As the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change become more pronounced, Community Choice energy can be a powerful vehicle for democratizing energy, spurring local sustainable economic development,…

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Building Resilient Neighborhoods

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] How do we increase our own resilience and strengthen our communities in the midst of instability? How do we support local community projects, leaders and organizations, strengthening collaboration across…

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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…

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Jason Bayless

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Jason Bayless, US Community Development Specialist for Pachamama Alliance Jason handles a broad range of functions, ranging from communicating with our volunteers to supporting the community development. He is…

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Rogér Knoren

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Roger Knoren, Outreach and US Engagement for Pachamama Allicane Roger focuses on expanding the reach and impact of the Pachamama Alliance Up to Us engagement pathway. He is also…

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Co-Active Leadership

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[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Pachamama Alliance works in partnership with the Achuar, an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, to protect and preserve their ancestral lands. Part of that work is "changing the dream…

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Grover Stock

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Grover is a long time organic food forest farmer, educator, and consultant. He was recently transplanted in Calistoga, CA to create a Biodynamic/Permaculture education site. As a Soil Food…

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Resource or Being, how do we treat our place in the world?

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Is our earth a resource or a being? This workshop will engage the participants in an interactive dialogue to explore the stories of the places we come from and…

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Effie Rawlings

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Effie Rawlings was raised in California and in Illinois, where her family grew seed corn. Her interest in agroecology, co-operative structures, and community organizing was catalyzed by her family's…

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Political and Cultural Transformation thru Co-operatives

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Many of us are familiar with the idea of co-operatives as a vehicle for worker empowerment and community oriented housing, but may be less familiar with the ways that…

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Rob Bennaton

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Rob joined UC Cooperative Extension in 2013 as the Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor. Rob has over 20 years of experience in horticulture/community development, habitat restoration and youth programming.…

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Cogarden: The NeighborFood Network

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] The Cogarden platform enables a 'Do It Together' food gardening experience. Connecting food growers that share fence, or are miles from each other. Cogardeners help in creating a Community…

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Sunil R Nair

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Sunil Nair is the Founder & CEO of Cogarden - a technology platform that connects People, Plants, and Places. Sunil has been involved in a variety of Food Justice…

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Our 200 Year Plan: Designing our Future Together

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] What is our 200 year plan---for our planet? For our permaculture and communities movements? What are our best strategies? How do we achieve these? Liora Adler, co-founder of Gaia…

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Peepeeponics

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/peepeeponics-1.jpg[/image_frame] In biology there is no free lunch. Since the beginnings of plant and animal life the gift of urine has been a cornerstone of abundance synergy. Come and learn…

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Nik Bertulis

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Nik Bertulis is an ecological innovator who is fascinated by humanity's intrinsic regenerative potential. He has a degree in ecological design from Colorado College and has been developing regenerative…

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Food Justice at Work: Madison and Detroit

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] In this learn-shop, participants will learn about two major projects funded directly and indirectly by the USDA to explore the notion of undoing racism in the Detroit food system…

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Nicodemus Ford

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Nicodemus has lived a life of service and has an unwavering commitment to youth and communities. Nicodemus is a co-founder of University Prep High School in Detroit, Michigan. He…

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Collaborative Economy

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] What are the ways in which we can cooperate and collaborate to make a stronger, more resilient economy? How can we ensure that we are integrating economics within the…

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Koreen Brennan

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Korean Brennan has been involved in people care, earth care and fair share since she was a teenager through activism, community organizing, and education. She has founded two edible…

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