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8th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC8) Brazil in May 2007
Thursday, May 04, 2006
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Convention Center, São Paulo, Brazil,Pirenópolis, Goiás,
Please go www.ipc8.org to sign up for updates on the 8th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence in Brasil and if you can please consider a donation to the IPC8 to help with scholarships for folks from other counties who need them See you at the IPC8 Wes Roe for the Support Committee of the IPC8 Welcome to the 8th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC8) www.ipc8.org ( Portuguese, Spanish, English) to be held in Brazil in May 2007. Traditionally IPCs take place every two years and switch between continents. Past host sites have been Australia, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Nepal and Croatia. 2007 is the year of Latin America! The Theme of the Conference will be: Greening our Economy with the Principles of Permaculture. (Visit Program for more details.) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 2007 Permaculture Conference & Convergence Greening our Economy with the Principles of Permaculture Permaculture is an ecological design science for creating efficient, productive, and self-sustaining systems that serve human communities and evolve into dynamic and regenerative relationships with the surrounding environment. As such, the promise of Permaculture extends far beyond food production systems to our entire economy. How we can use the principles of permaculture to green the global economy will be the theme of the 2007 Permaculture Convergence in São Paulo, Brazil. By linking the Permaculture concept to the emerging field of green economics we can begin defining what a sustainable global economy might look like and how it can be practically adapted to ensure that human welfare and ecological imperatives are rooted at the center of the model. The theories and language of green economics provide sustainable policies with a compelling argument couched in the powerful language of money and economics. The Conference will host international speakers who will present plenaries, workshops and case studies that are directed towards responding to the immediate challenges facing a world that must decide its course. Their work will highlight public policy requirements and the active participation of the business community necessary to encourage sustainable economies at the local, state, and national level. Successful banking strategies, business and innovations will be the three panels during which the themes of global environmental markets, micro-financing, green accounting, certification, complementary currencies and carbon credit exchange will be presented. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< International Permaculture Conference Greening our Economy with the Principles of Permaculture May 16-18, 2007 Convention Center, São Paulo, Brazil Ticket Cost: USD $100 The Conference will be organized around three panels each of which will cover six themes. The panels are: Successful Banking Strategies, Successful Business Strategies and Successful Innovative Strategies. Those wishing to participate must reserve their tickets on-line. All international participants must pay for tickets on-line at the time of reservation. For those who cannot pay on-line, special arrangements can be made with the IPC8 secretariat. Brazilian participants must pay by "boleto bancario". Some tickets will also be available at the door. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 8th International Permaculture Convergence May 22-25, 2007 US $250 Pirenópolis, Goiás The Permaculture Convergence is a private four-day gathering organized on behalf of the larger global permaculture family. It provides a unique opportunity for permaculturalists to set continental and global agendas, make appropriate connections, and share innovative experiences. The event will be hosted in IPEC which is located on the outskirts of Pirenopolis. IPEC is a unique permaculture reference center and school and has been awarded national prizes for innovative architecture and technology. To participate, delegates must be recognized Permaculture Design Certificate holders (PDC). Convergence working committees will be organized under major climate groupings and special attention paid to the issues of green technology, seeds and genetic resources, trade, academic degree certification, bioregionalism, women in development, ecovillages, permaculture schools, development of permaculture organizations, disaster strategies, and urban self-reliance. (Design of this program will be undertaken over the next several months.) IMPORTANT NOTE: Convergence participation will be limited to 250 people. Prospective participants must pre-register online. There will be a selection process for qualified participants. Accepted participants will be notified via email of acceptance. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Permaculture Site Visits Official Tour Dates: May 26th – June 6th, 2007 Registration (coming soon) This will be an opportunity for international visitors to visit Brazilian permaculture programs around the country. The official IPC8 tour will begin immediately AFTER the Convergence in Pirenopolis and will travel to projects in the Amazon and in Salvador in the coastal state of Bahia. The Amazon projects include the large permaculture station on the outskirts of Manaus and extension projects in the interior of the Amazon rainforest. Amazon Tour Dates: May 26th – June 3rd, 2007 Salvador Tour Dates: June 3rd – 6th, 2007 The tour will be available for those who have registered and paid a fee. Registration is unlimited. Transportation, food & lodging will be provided. The IPC8 secretariat will work with Brazilian groups who wish their projects in other parts of Brazil to be visited by organizing unofficial tours. Cost: USD $1,000 (includes 5-city Brazil Pass which costs USD $500) Payments: Participants must reserve registration on-line. International participants must pay for registration on-line at the time of reservation. For those who cannot pay on-line, special arrangements can be made with the IPC8 secretariat. Brazilian participants must pay by "boleto bancario". <<<<<<<<<<<<< Permaculture Design Course Date & Location: São Paulo, May 4th – 13th, 2007. Registration (coming soon) This course is by tradition hosted by the international permaculture community on behalf of the host country. Registration is unlimited. The fees from this course will go to pay for the costs of IPC8. Cost: USD $450 Payments: Participants must reserve registration on-line. International participants must pay for registration on-line at the time of reservation. For those who cannot pay on-line, special arrangements can be made with the IPC8 secretariat. Brazilian participants must pay by "boleto bancario". <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Donations & Sponsorship How you can help IPC8! We are all learning that helping to save the planet is everybody's business and it's not cheap. But it is possible if everybody helps. As IPC8 is a non-profit organization, the generosity of our supporters is crucial in enabling us to continue our vital work of providing inspiration, permaculture knowledge, and hands-on training in sustainability to all who need it. We spend a lifetime enjoying our natural environment; why not spend a lifetime saving it too? Join a special funders circle that signifies your exceptional commitment to a sustainable future. Join the IPC8 Circle because you want to support the permaculture vision for a sustainable society and future. You will be making a positive contribution for future generations. Donate in any of the following amounts: USD $25 USD $50 USD $100 USD $500 Other Sponsorship Many businesses, both large and small, can support IPC8 through donations and through sponsorships. The Adopt a Community Worker Program is our strategy to enable 10 African, 10 Asian and 10 Latin American community workers to participate in the IPC8 Conference. This will provide important Third World change agents the opportunity to make international contacts, collect the latest technical information and make the connections they will need to continue their work. People Technology The cost to adopt a community worker for travel, conference participation and a one month stay is USD $4000. These partnerships enable businesses to professionally associate with the activities of IPC8 and support many important projects to be undertaken which would otherwise simply not happen. Click below to make your tax-deductible gift of USD $4,000: If it is easier to pay by check, please mail to: Permacultura America Latina 723 Allendale St Santa Fe, NM 87505 U.S.A. tel: 505-989-1695
For more information: http://www.ipc8.org
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