Måned: mars 2017

Melding fra årstreffet

Melding fra årstreffet

Helgen 25-26 Mars ble Norsk Permakultursforenings årlige treff holdt, plass for samlingen var vakre Sletta Permakultura på Nesodden utenfor Oslo. I to dager møttes nye og gamle medlemmer for å nyte hverandres samvær og planlegge foreningens videre arbeid. Mest aktuelt på agenden vær diskusjoner om hvordan vi kan nå ut til flere mennesker og lyfte Permakulturenforeningsns rolle i Norge.

På lørdag formiddag ble årsmøte holdt (se separat artikkel for referat), og etterpå en serie øvelser for innovativt gruppearbeid og brainstorm. På kvelden holdt Jan Bang forelesning på tema “Permakultur og Økolandsbyer som fredsarbeid i Middeløsten”, og siden ble det samvær og latter til langt inn på natten.

Søndagen begynte med omvisning på Sletta med  Julio og Frederica. Treffets besøker fikk ta del av alt fra hønse-traktor og leirbygge til natursti og skogs-have. Alt i strålende sol! Etter lunsj fortsatte arbeid med brainstorm – og dagen avsluttede med gruppearbeid for å ta frem praktiske handlingsplaner. Noen tilbakevendende tema i medlemmers ønskinger om hva forening skall være er flere aktiviteter, mer involvering i media, innovativt bruk av sosiale medier og at jobbe for integrering av permakultur i statlig utdanning. Nå har vi en fantastisk vei utlagt til å fortsette vandre, foreningens medlemmer og styre i samarbeid.

Vi takker kjøkkengruppen for fantastisk mat gjennom hele helgen, Frederica og Julio for fantastisk gjestfrihet og alle våres medlemmer for deres engasjement og arbeid!

 

Frederica og Julio forteller om Sletta
Hønse-traktor!
Julio forteller om teknikker i leirbygg
Gruppearbeid i kansjke Norges flotteste klasserom
Jan forteller om Permakulturforeningens kursvirksomhet
Engasjerte diskusjoner

Fler bilder finner du på vår Facebookside: Norsk Permakulturforenings årstreff 2017

 

The Global Ecovillage Network Europe (GEN Europe) summer conference 2017

The Global Ecovillage Network Europe (GEN Europe) summer conference 2017

Conscious Happiness: Living the Future Today- Solidarity, Resilience & Hope” July 16th-21st 2017 at the Swedish ecovillage Ӓngsbacka. 

This annual event, which draws hundreds of intentional communitarians and their supporters from across Europe each year, offers speakers, expositions, workshops and a place to meet, inspire and be inspired.

In an era of uncertain ecological and political futures, Robert Hall, GEN Europe’s Council President, invites participants to “come and network with Europe’s grassroots change-makers. Join us to learn ways of increasing your happiness while being of greater service to humanity and the planet.”

The Global Ecovillage Network is a membership-based coalition of ecovillages, or intentional communities, that holistically integrate ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability into regenerative living models. The GEN Europe network connects, sustains and diffuses the work of ecovillages and communities across Europe.

This year’s conference themes of Solidarity, Resilience and Hope will weave into workshops and activity tracks, tied together by keynote speakers Charles Eisenstein and Helena Norberg-Hodge.  Charles Eisenstein is a self-described “degrowth activist” and the internationally-acclaimed author of Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a revolutionary and interactive book…inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary.” 
He has been described as “one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time.”  Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, where she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is an author, filmmaker and director of the organization Local Futures, which promotes a systemic shift away from economic globalization towards localization. In 2011, she produced and co-directed the award winning film, The Economics of Happiness.

GEN – Global Ecovillage Network
The Global Ecovillage Network was founded 20 years ago and represents over 100 countries in the 5 continents. GEN-Europe is a network that connects, sustains and diffuses the work of ecovillages and communities. The network offers consulting and coordination for member communities across Europe as well as supporting projects of interdependence, including an international youth exchange program, a community-sponsored forced migration relief project, and advocacy in grassroots climate change networks. GEN-Europe has representation in Brussels under the umbrella of ECOLISE, together with other intercontinental networks; also, it has a consultative status at the UN for educational material for 10 years.
www.gen-europe.org

Ängsbacka
Ängsbacka, outside Karlstad in Sweden, is a vital meeting place for people who want to live a more conscious life, live from the heart and care for our planet. Since 1997 thousands of people have been touched by the warm, open, loving atmosphere during workshops, festivals and visits at Ängsbacka. Ängsbacka is a full member of GEN Europe since 2016.
www.angsbacka.se

Each year the summer conference showcases the ingenuity of member communities in the Ecovillage Sustainable Technology Exposition, or ESTE, a demonstration lab featuring sustainable technologies such as solar ovens, thermo-compost heating systems and water purifiers designed in European Ecovillages.  Participants in the 5 day event can expect a family-friendly drug and alcohol free experience with the possibility to choose activities based on their interests, managed campsites with outdoor facilities and full vegetarian catering. “A more beautiful world IS possible… and you will experience a part of it during the gathering at Ӓngsbacka” welcomes Ewa Jacobsson of Ӓngsbacka.

About the conference: http://www.angsbacka.se/GEN

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1334767663264375/

General inquiry: conference@gen-europe.org

Press contact: For interviews in English and Italian: Evan Welkin +39 334 259 0522, pr@gen-europe.org

In Swedish: Annette Ericsdotter Bettaieb, annette@tgim.se, + 46 70 777 91 00