The Big Global Map of Eco-Restoration. (A Global Earth Repair Summit 2022 Presentation) The Earth’s biosphere is undergoing catastrophic changes. The interconnected events producing these changes include climate destabilization, biodiversity loss, food and water shortages, and infectious vectors, among others. The Ecorestoration Alliance (ERA), headquartered in Rochester, NY, is an organization that firmly believes that the only mitigating solution is a rewilding of millions of hectares of degraded land areas. Local restoration and rehabilitation efforts are already enhancing biodiversity, re-introducing short water cycles, and sequestering carbon. These efforts must be realized on a global scale if we are to avoid the worst consequences of biological collapse. To this end, the ERA has produced The Big Map to Save the Future, a GIS product that highlights hundreds of locations where these rejuvenating activities are taking place. By clicking on each red dot, the user is presented with an inspirational story of how and why each landowner began his/her project, what barriers (s)he encountered, and what the final outcome was. Optionally, but desirably, the landowner can digitize their site boundary with an easy-to-use polygon tool. ERA’s hope is that these stories will inspire others to follow suit, to create a global network of life-saving restoration heroes. Further details can be obtained from Charles Shore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From an email to Global Earth Repair Summit: … we are developing a Big Map to Save the Future. We are focusing on inspirational stories about ecorestoration and related attempts to save the biosphere. ERA sends out a short survey, and uses social media, to bring your stories to life on the Big Map. We also request that interested landowners either digitize a site boundary or provide us a drawing of the boundary.
Perhaps you [or the NWPCC Newsletter readers] could provide us with the names of NW practitioners who would be interested in sharing their information. I’d like to contact [land projects for the map].
November speaker - Penny Livingston-Stark PIMA, Interview by Jan Spencer, Nov 30, 7pm
December speaker - Mark Lakeman, City Repair (Date & Time TBD)
January speaker - Jason Schreiner, Prout Institute, Topic "Integrated Permaculture Economy", Date TBD (either 24th, 26th or 31st), 7pm
Zoom at this link Meeting ID: 822 879 5259 Passcode: 706622 Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence invites you to the next in its series of online presentations and interviews. Wednesday, Nov 30 at 7 PM Pacific Time. We are excited to host Penny Livingston-Stark for a live Zoom interview. Please join us. See further below for upcoming and previous speakers. Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer and speaker. She holds an MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design. Penny has sat on the board of the Permaculture Institute of North America as well as the Building Appeals Board for the County of Marin and the Redwood Empire Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She has studied, taught with, hosted and learned directly from Bill Mollison and David Holmgren the co-founders of Permaculture and the developers of the Permaculture Design Certification Course curriculum. Penny co-created the Ecological Design Program and its curriculum at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture and co-created the Permaculture Program at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.
The interview, by Jan Spencer, will tap into Penny's extensive knowledge of how Permaculture can serve as a powerful tool for ecological and social regeneration.Join us Nov 30 at 7 PM Pacific Time on Zoom at this link. ~ ~ ~ There is no charge. Meeting ID: 822 879 5259 Passcode: 706622 Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) One tap mobile: +12532158782,,8228795259#,,,,*706622# US
Upcoming guests in December and January for the NWPCC educational series will include Mark Lakeman, co founder of City Repair in Portland and Jason Schreiner of the Prout Institute.
Check the NWPCC website for upcoming series dates and more information about permaculture in the Northwest Speaker Series page here.
The NWPCC hosted Ole Ersson, of Kailash Eco Village, Skeeter Pilarski of Friends of Trees and Jan Spencer of Suburbanpermaculture in October. Ole described how he and his partner Maitri, turned the run down 'meth" apartment complex in Portland into a thriving, 55 resident, eco village. Urban social, economic and environmental restoration! Find out more at www.kailashecovillage.org
Michael, Skeeter Pilarski has a long and rich history of activism in the Northwest - teaching PDCs and organizing events. The Barter Fair, PC Convergences, Global Earth Repair Summit and others. Find out more at www.friendsofthetrees.net
Jan Spencer spoke about creating a preferred future. His current project is a primer for paradigm shift - initiate purposeful conversations - why, where, how, content, examples that already point the way. More at www.suburbanpermaculture.org
This was the 2nd GERF event, the first being in WA Olympic Penninsula in 2019. This is the first global event for Global Earth Repair Foundation. Micheal “Skeeter” Pilarski and team made something really awesome happen! I loved all the indigenous circles and also the Open Space Unconferencing to engage everyone. Read more at the Global Earth Repair Foundation website. Now recovering from all the organizing, Skeeter tells me he is doing “Horticultural Therapy”, tending his herb gardens, gathering seeds, etc while also getting ready for a report on the Summit for COP27, a listing all the N American, Africa, Latin America & Europe events with links to the recordings.
In October we held a wonderful community retreat in Sequim WA. Fusion dancing in the forest, planning the future of this organization, hearing about Permaculturalists Emergence Preparedness and plans for 2023 gatherings in SW Washington next fall. We toured Shaelee's farm, cooked, camped and circled together. We had an online Zoom to stream our live circle to for some of it, with interactions between both live and online circles. Thank You David Ahlgren for being Zoom host. We hope to see the recorded circles and presentations on our YouTube channel soon.
Thank you soooo much!
Thank you so much Ben Tyler for being our tech media guy! Thank you Sylvan Bonin for making sure we were fed! Thank you Russ and Kameron for the amazing outdoor kitchen (Images below). thankts for the outdoor hot shower Russ. thank you Amir for picking up the sails for our awnings. Thank you Brian and Winnie for helping with all kinds of things, one being our quick compost toilet! Thank you Jenny and Ethan for coming early and staying late and everything you helped us with! Thank you Ravi Logan for the Presentation on Scenerio planning for permaculturelists and for being the fire tender and finding Ben to help. Thank you Dawn for making campsites in the forest floor and for all you did. Thank you to Binah and Kaverii for helping plan and schedule. Thank you to all my friends for coming! What a summer!