Date(s) - 30/06/14
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Hunter TAFE, Hamilton Campus
Join in the workshop with David Holmgren, co-founder of Permaculture, ecological educator, environmental designer, author of the landmark books Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability and Future Scenarios: How communities can adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change.
David will give a workshop on ‘Crash or Crash Through – Resilience and Transformation for Rapid Climate Change and Gentle Energy Decline’. He will focus on the inter- actions between climate chaos, oil shocks and economic contraction. David draws on the Brown Tech scenario from his Future Scenarios book & recent consultancies.
Attendees will learn skills to meet the challenges that we now face, such as the Pasha Bulka floods; the Fassifern bushfires; global financial difficulties; fuel price increases; and food price fluctuations. You will learn how to survive and thrive in the face of climate change weather extremes, peak energy, economic contraction and geopolitical stresses. You will learn to resolve the ambiguities between personal and collective behaviours at various scales e.g. the household/family level, the local business & community level, and the bioregional scale/local government, medium business. This workshop will suit strategic government planners and policy-makers – council, state and federal; academics, teachers and researchers; owners of property–commercial and residential; engineers, architects, planners, builders and DIYs; transitioners to low- impact living; householders and sustainable folk; and enquiring youth.
There will be limited places and we recommend to book now so that you do not miss out this rare opportunity.
Enquiries can be made to John Shiel.
After the workshop, there will also be limited places on free tours at 11am and 12:30 pm of the Hunter TAFE award-winning solar desiccant air conditioner. Register here for the 11am tour and the 12.30pm tour.