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VV presents Vancouver Beyond Peak Oil: Community Post-Carbon Visioning

Event Details

VV presents Vancouver Beyond Peak Oil: Community Post-Carbon Visioning

Time: November 28, 2010 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre
Street: 601 Keefer Street
City/Town: Vancouver
Event Neighbourhood and Type: strathcona, post-carbon living, visioning, action, peak oil, climate change, community, collaboration
Organized By: Ross Moster, VV Learning Opportunities group and Erin Innes
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2010

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Event Description

How will our community be affected by peak oil, climate change, and economic instability over the next five, ten, twenty years? As we live through these times of great global change, what do we want our city to look like when we come out the other side? What do we need to do right now to make sure we get the future we want? And most importantly, how can we come together to do it effectively and have fun doing it?

Join Permaculture designer Erin Innes and Village Vancouver for a free afternoon of inspiration and action on the greatest challenges of our time. Meet your neighbours and your allies, and help us create regenerative solutions for the community that we want to live in.

To register: Strathcona Community Centre 604.713.1838 (course no. 46500.402ST)
For more information: Erin ( or or Ross ( or
FREE -- donations accepted.

This event follows the Permaculture Design for Community Resilience workshop, a weekend course in regenerative design principles for leading our communities out of crisis and into relocalization and abundance. Come to one or both!

Saturday, Nov 27th 9am-5pm and Sunday, Nov. 28 9am-noon

About the Workshop:
Learn how the fundamentals of Permaculture design can come out of the garden and into all aspects of our lives and community! This two-day workshop will show you the tools that Permaculture has to offer to redesign our social and cultural landscape for a localized, low-energy future. From our personal frustrations and fears to the global challenges we all share, this workshop is your chance to engage your head, heart, and hands in creating a more resilient and participatory response to peak oil, climate change, and energy descent.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a system of tools, strategies, and methodologies for designing human systems that function like natural systems. Permaculture presents a way of understanding and taking action in the world that allows us to create a "permanent culture," from farming to economics to education, that is sustainable indefinitely and that becomes more abundant with time.

What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability of a system -- an ecosystem, an economic system, a culture -- to withstand shocks, stresses, and upheavals, to evolve and adapt without losing its basic cohesion and form.

Cost: $100 / $50 students and seniors / scholarships available; no one turned away for lack of funds.
To register: Strathcona Community Centre 604.713.1838 (course no. 46500.401ST)
For scholarship or general information: Erin or Ross

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