[permaculture] [permalearnersuk] IPC8
genest at pivot.net
Thu Sep 22 19:14:36 EDT 2005
Yeah good point Graham but maybe it's like Bill says about using
heavy machinery - it is worth it if you will end up creating more
energy than you use although how you'd quantify that I have no
idea.... I'm getting a Prius - does that count ? :-)
On Sep 22, 2005, at 6:46 PM, Graham wrote:
> How do we get there without using up our lifetimes supply of carbon
> Andy Langford wrote:
>> IPC 8 Invitation letter
>> Boa Vista do Ramos, Amazonas, Brazil
>> September 8th 2005
>> To the many members of the world Permaculture community
>> I would like to honor and thank the members of both the Danish and
>> Croatian Permaculture Associations and the larger European
>> Permaculture community that made IPC 7 such a wonderful gathering. In
>> particular I would like to salute the venerable Tony Anderson whose
>> strength of purpose and generalship reincarnated the IPC event after
>> so many years of dormancy.
>> The traditional rotation between continents has positioned South
>> America as next in line for hosting IPC 8. During plenary vote in
>> Croatia in June 2005, Brazil was officially selected as its next
>> venue. The event, as decided, will be held in May of 2007.
>> As the international project coordinator for Permacultura America
>> Latina (PAL), which is the coordinating body for the Rede
>> Permacultura do Brazil (RPB), I will be assuming the role of IPC 8
>> coordinator. Permit me to confirm that this event will be held as
>> stated and I look to your help and experience for guidance.
>> During the last two months, and aside from the standard Convergence
>> program, various themes for the Conference have been bandied around
>> and one that has been consistently responded to has been the issue of
>> Green Economics. With the condition of the world monetary system
>> increasingly uncertain the opportunity to devote several days to the
>> full array of topics represented by this theme, has, arguably,
>> arisen. In short, we have before us the opportunity to hoist the
>> banner of Permaculture on an International Economics Conference.
>> Green Economics also represents an opportunity to engage the Latin
>> American private sector, particularly in light of so much of the
>> planet’s remaining natural resources concentrated on this continent.
>> With so many sustainable development plans already being assembled to
>> plunder these irreplaceable resources, it hardly needs explaining the
>> urgency to clarify green economic misconceptions and clarify
>> inevitable possibilities. After all, at present, the bankers have
>> most of us by the balls.
>> Australian permaculturists have offered to set up an IPC website as
>> the technological mechanism for communications. The US Credit Union
>> has offered its service and even possible funding. Previous IPC event
>> organizers have likewise confirmed promises to provide whatever
>> information and assistance may be available.
>> For my part I am poised to begin the proposal and fundraising process
>> and other foundations have offered to participate. Specifically the
>> Swiss based Avina Foundation has offered to convene a pre conference
>> gathering in early 2006 to articulate the final Conference agenda.
>> Thus my friends I leave it to you to provide some feedback as soon as
>> possible to justify both my personal and institutional resolve and
>> reach that point of no return.
>> I remain, as always, moist and tropically yours
>> Ali Sharif
>> ahmadalisharif at yahoo.com
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