POSTPONED: Education for Regenerators and How to Spread it Fast
May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7
Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 – Time:4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Topic: Education for Regenerators, and How to Spread it Fast
We are in a climate and environment emergency. This we know. What now…?
Millions of young people are marching in the streets, terrified about their future and demanding change. In response, already over 500 local governments around the world plus the UK government have declared a state of environment and climate emergency. That represents around 100 million people. Public opinion is shifting.
But what now..? How are we to live and what type of education do we need? Permaculture is increasingly being recognised as key, at all levels, (even in the halls of government). But we need more permaculture teachers everywhere to teach others and to ripple out a locally-adapted solution.
We have no time to waste. With just 12 years to turn things around, the International Panel on Climate Change calls for ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’. Swedish activist, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, says we must act as if the ‘house is on fire – because it is!’. We need to take rapid and dramatic action now.
- reimagining our everyday lives – living one-planet lives
- rethinking the way we work
- embracing the fair share ethic
- creating practical demonstrations and learning spaces everywhere,
- protecting wild spaces and biodiversity
- regenerate nature and earth’s systems.
New movements of non-violent civil disobedience is a disruptive force that is catalysing political change and public awareness. Now we also need a positive education revolution of practical activism to mentor local leaders in the art of permaculture education so we can live well in a post-carbon society.
Morag Gamble is the founder of the Permaculture Education Institute which aims to teach 1000 new permaculture teachers each year for the next 10 years who go out and teach in their own communities. Morag believes that we need permaculture educators everywhere – practical activists who can amplify community-based permaculture education and ripple out the type of skills, knowledge necessary for a positive future.
Over the past quarter-century, Morag has taught permaculture-related programs in 22 countries with children and adults, in universities, community gardens, schools, urban areas and villages, ecovillages and leading education centres such as Schumacher College.
Morag has also developed an innovative online Permaculture Educators’ Program (weaving together a permaculture design certificate and a permaculture teacher certificate). She is currently mentoring students from 5 continents and gifts programs to community leaders, particularly women, in the global south Morag’s permaculture youtube channel, Our Permaculture Life, has reached over 1.5 million people and her blog, Our Permaculture Life, even more. These resources are freely accessible and being used by schools, centres, and households in 5 continents.
Through her online programs and living permaculture laboratories, including her own award-winning permaculture garden, Morag invites people to immerse themselves in deep learning about a one-earth, nature-connected, community-rich story inspired by indigenous cultures of sustainability, voluntary simplicity and the re-localisation movements.