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Transforming Where We Live - Our Homes, Culture and Economy

Jan Spencer, regenerative suburban permaculturist comes to the East Coast and stops at URI!


Suburbia and permaculture are a perfect fit.

Both the infrastructure and the people who live in suburbia, have enormous potentials to meet the deepening challenges of our time. Its the economy, the environment, climate change, peak oil, global relations, natural resource depletion and more.

The concerns of this website are also culture and values. We will not have a peaceful and healthy world as long as corporate capitalism as we know it defines our society's values, goals, ideals and culture. Our political system does not exist to solve problems, rather to manage them for profit. Its safe to say, the political system is a subsidiary of the economic system.

Imagine what our economy would look like if its purpose was to serve the higher aspirations of an uplifted people and culture.

There are other choices to be made and we have many many tools to work with. Some of those tools are straight from the mainstream. As the economy declines and more people seek alternatives, we will increasingly recognize tools and assets to work with that have been with us all the time. We will be making surprising use of the familiar in new ways! "Features" above and the Posters describe a number of those tools, allies and strategies.

Positive human potential is likely our greatest renewable resource.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Edwards Auditorium, Auditorium
64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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