Time: June 13, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Downtown Food Co-op
Street: Downtown Food Co-op at "Healthy Connections" building
Website or Map: http://transitionwhatcom.ning…
Event Type: class, workshop
Organized By: David MacLeod
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2011
Whatcom Folk School Class #35. PRINCIPLES AND PATHWAYS BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY - SERIES. First class at Cordata Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Road, at Cordata Parkway (See map and directions)
6 sessions - June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 5, (a Tuesday), July 11; all Mondays except one; 7 – 9pm
If you want to join us beginning with our second class, please register with the Whatcom Folk School, or call for details.
Principles of sustainability, centered on the video teaching of David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture. The path to sustainability can be fraught with many confusions, false leads, risks and inefficiencies. A simple set of guiding principles that have wide, even universal application, can be extremely useful as a checklist when considering the inevitably complex options that lay before us. In this class we will explore the application of these principles to our personal, economic, social and political structures. In addition to the videos, we will have assigned readings, class discussions, and interactive exercises.
Facilitated by David MacLeod, This class is co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom.
Due at registration: Registration Fee: $15 + Location Fee: $5. Due at beginning of class: Instructors Fee: $15 for whole series + Materials Fee: $5
More info on the class can be found in my blog post here.
David MacLeod is a social permaculturist who was a co-initiator of Transition Whatcom, served on the Vision Team for Sustainable Bellingham, and co-initiated the city and county appointed Energy Resource Scarcity/Peak Oil Task Force. His writings have appeared in Whatcom Watch, the Whatcom Independent, and the Energy Bulletin. David was named an Environmental Hero in 2009 by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, and was a panelist at Seattle Green Fest in 2010, and the Skagit Human Rights Festival in 2011.