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    • Permaculture Cooperation:Climate Change & Peak Debt Transition to Permaculture through Cooperation
    • “Permaculture is more than a gardening system”Bill Mollison
    • 3 Ethics• Earth Care• Fair Share• People Care
    • “perennial polyculture vs annual monoculture”
    • ContextState of the local & global
    • Global Change“Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet Under Pressure”
    • US Environment Concerns: Galluphttp://www.gallup.com/poll/126560/Americans-Global-Warming-Concerns-Continue-Drop.aspx
    • Upper Hunter Valley Environmenthttp://www.hvrf.com.au/pages/design/links/uploaded/UpperHunterEnvironmentalAttitudesPaper2008-09v2_000.pdf
    • Corporate Climate Coup• David F Noble, historian of science• Corporate Denial Campaign: Greenhouse Mafia• Corporate Climate Traders: Carbon Finance• Climate Justice Movement: Klimaforum, Via Campesina, Permaculture networks, Transition Network etc http://www.zcommunications.org/the-corporate-climate-coup-by-david-f-noble http://permaculture.tv/?s=corporate+climate+coup
    • System: Planet Earth• Neo-liberal globalisation• Multinational Corporations• Industrial Mass-Consumerism• Financial “Markets”, “Free Trade” “Free Markets”• World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund• World Bank (Carbon Finance)• United Nations (Security Council, UNESCO, IPCC, IAKTD etc)
    • Anthropocenehttp://oceanworld.tamu.edu/resources/oceanography-book/anthropocene.htmhttp://www.eoearth.org/article/Anthropogenic_biomes
    • Geoengineering• We are doing it now• But badly• Lots of BIG Science/Big Tech/BIG Business schemes i.e. mirrors in space, algae in ocean, artificial or GMO trees• The best means to take C02 out of the air is not technical means, but trees (and soil)• Industrial Biochar Consortium http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020477130457418152 2575503150.html
    • Human Welfare and Ecological Footprints
    • Limits to Growth• Peak Population• Peak Oil• Peak Coal• Peak Soil• Peak Water• Peak Moment http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limits_to_Growth
    • Environmental Refugees http://www.agassessment.org/
    • Wilderness? 10% more than 48 hrs Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibility.
    • Conservation Refugees“indigenous tribal peoples, like endangered species, are being driven toextinction. Their languages are swiftly dying and were losing a hugeresource in their invaluable knowledge derived from millennia in theirrespective homelands. Environmentalists, determined to preservebiological systems and entities, should now be equally driven topreserve aboriginal cultures.” Conservation Refugees
    • Peak DebtDebt-based economies
    • What is Peak Debt?• Hubbert Peak in debt• Economies from individuals, households, national economies• Point where the ability to repay to interest/fees etc beyond the income of the debtor http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/peak-debt.asp
    • Plutonomy • Ajay Kapur, 2006, global strategist Citigroup, defined six factors create and maintain plutonomy: 1. business-friendly government and tax policies 2. increasingly complex financial systems 3. control of the rule of law 4. globalization 5. technology changes 6. patent protectionhttp://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2007/01/08/plutonomics/http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Plutonomy
    • Tax Havens• Too many tax havens• Used by corporations & individuals to avoid paying any tax• International elite profit from the global local, but never pay back except in philantro- capitalism• Fund drugs, crime, slavery, war, profiteering, specualation• Mainstream and accessible
    • Shadow Banking• “the whole alphabet soup of levered up non- bank investment conduits, vehicles, and structures.”• June 2008 speech, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, then President and CEO of the NY Federal Reserve Bank, described the growing importance of the shadow banking system.. lending through the shadow banking system slightly exceeded lending via the traditional banking system based on outstanding balances.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_banking_system
    • Only the Super Rich Can Save Us• Ralph Nader “novel”• At best calling-out the plutocrats to share some load• At worst a sell-out fantasyhttp://onlythesuperrich.org/
    • Financialisation• Financialisation vs. Investment• % of finance in real production has declined• % of finance in speculation has increased• Financialisation of household mortgages• Financialisation of atmosphere under carbon trading (ETS etc)• Financialisation of ecosystems
    • Capitalism vs. Corporatocracy• Free markets for the poor, socialism for the rich• “George Bush started as a social conservative and ended as a conservative socialist”• Ronald Reagan create the biggest government in US history, that continueshttp://busharchive.froomkin.com/BL2008101701408_pf.htm
    • War and other Luxuries• Luxury economy, fashionable consumption• Created wants vs. real needs• War is the ultimate luxury item
    • Disaster Capitalism• Naomi Klein author “No Logo”, “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”• Iraq, AfPak, New Orleans, Russia• Complex of military, private security and logistics contractors• More private military (mercenaries) in AfPak % than in Iraq under Bush• Foreign Aid• Now Haiti
    • FuturesWhat could we expect ?
    • Revenge of Gaia• Environmental War Economy• Miitarization of climate change, Disaster Capitalism, Green Zones• Mega-cities, wilderness, “countryside”• Sudden, violent climate change & megadeath, mass-extinction with probable world war (resource wars, environmental refugees)• Gaia Bible and a New Eden• James Lovelock “Revenge of Gaia”
    • McGaia• Carbon farming (“soft” organics)• Genetically modified organisms + “organics”• Second Green Revolution• Corporate industrial perennial polyculture• Corporations, Employees and Consumers vs. cooperative farmer & industrial ecology• Social, genetic and geo-engineering• Push advertising McGaia http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/2007/RAND_OP179.pdfTomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food
    • Re-Generative GaiaCoevolution NOT Competition / Commons & Cooperative based• Democratic Carbon• Planetary permaforestry• Global energy convergance – Global North Energy Descent – Global South Energy Ascent• 10 000 Trees: Strategy for Climate Change• Small Organic Farmers Cooling the Planet• Ag Assessment, IAKTD
    • Permaculture State of the movement
    • Permaculture ?• “permanent agriculture”• “permanent culture”• Utopian ideal• Open global design system• Sustainability framework Mollison, Holmgren, Cran (APC9)• Social movement• International network• Accredited Permaculture Training (AUS)• FarmReady (AUS)
    • Permaculture Movement• Klimaforum09 Copenhagen• IPC9 Africa• APC10 Cairns• 4000 sites (Ethan Roland)• 500 institutes (Tony Andersen)• Transition Movement• Education via schools, technical colleges, universities (global)• Subsidies for farmers (AUS) Bill Mollison “Senior Australian of the Year 2010 – National Finalist”
    • System Change Not Climate Change• Klimaforum09 slogan• “we don’t work for climate change, we work for systems change”• Klimaforum Declaration delivered by El Salvadorian (former Australian immigre) Juan
    • Planetary Permaculture• Democratic Industrial Ecology• Nested Common Pool Resources• Democratic Work & Communities• Planetary Permaforestry (global ecological agriculture)• Perennial Polyculture• Social, peer-peer, cooperative, coeveolution• Open manufacturing & food
    • Transition• The Rocky Road to Real Transition• Combination of Resilience & Resistance Strategies• New Sustainability Paradigm• Democratic, Participation in Ongoing Planetary Design
    • Permaculture: 3 Ethics & 12 Principles
    • 3 Ethics•Earth Care•Fair Share•People Care
    • Holmgren’s 12 Design Principles1. Observe and interact2. Catch and store energy3. Obtain a yield4. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback5. Use and value renewable resources and services6. Produce no waste7. Design from patterns to details8. Integrate rather than segregate9. Use small and slow solutions10. Use and value diversity11. Use edges and value the marginal12. Creatively use and respond to changehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture#Holmgren.27s_12_design_principles
    • Permaculture Flowerhttp://permacultureprinciples.com/flower.php
    • Home Gardens
    • School Gardens
    • Community Gardens
    • Sustainable Homes, Armidale
    • Transition Towns, Armidale
    • Village Homes, Davis http://www.villagehomesdavis.org/
    • LA Botanic:Permaculture/Organics
    • Permaculture Guilds & Groups http://www.permaculture-sf.org/ http://www.18thandrhodeisland.org/
    • Accredited Permaculture Training http://permaculture.com.au/online/
    • Seed Savers Networks
    • Farmers Markets
    • Mandela Foods worker-coop, Oakland
    • Free PermacultureRiverside Church, Manhattan
    • Street Culture
    • Prince Charles Permaculture Patron• “What is so deeply impressive is the practical way in which the Institute demonstrates how genuine sustainability can be achieved by applying the principles it has developed.”• HRH Prince Charles
    • Permablitz• started April 2006 as collaboration between permaculture students and a South American community group in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.• 40 permablitzes• international reputation successful tool fast- tracking suburbs towards sustainability PermaBlitz
    • Urban Food• Wall Street Journal• Gates Foundation• Detroit• US Social Forum
    • Broad-Acre Permaculture• Darren Doherty• Fellow travellers• Natural Sequence Farming of Peter Andrews• Allan Yeomans of Keyline• Agroecology• Sustainable Agriculture• Ecological Agriculture
    • Carbon Farming
    • Keyline and Carbon Farming Fusion Farms, VIC
    • Commonwealth Policy• Liberal-National Policy• Labor Party Policy• Carbon Sequestration Payments to Farmers for Soil and Plant (Ecology)
    • Regenerative Agriculture• Joe Salatin• Darren Doherty• others• AUS/NZ• FarmReady• Milkwood, Felix etc http://www.regenag.com
    • Organic Farming• International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements “relies on ecological processes rather than the use of inputs.”• Oceania, with some 12.1 million hectares, has more than one third of the land being farmed organically, most of which is in Australia Vital Signs: Organic Agriculture
    • Organic vs GMO Farming• More than three times as much land is devoted to genetically modified crops than organics• Less than 1 percent of the world’s agricultural land is now managed organically.3 http://www.agassessment.org/ Vitalsigns WorldWatch: Organic Agriculture
    • RelatedMovementsConcurrent movements
    • Natural Sequence Farming• Peter Andrews• Australian Story (most popular ever)• Of Droughts and Flooding Rains• Right As Rain
    • Major-General Jeffery & Peter Andrews“Major-General Jeffery hopes that within a decade a third of Australias farmers - and eventually all - will have stopped using artificial fertilisers, dramatically boosted vegetation species, Image: Carbon Coalition substantially reduced or ceased irrigation and adopted a more holistic, natural approach to farm management.” 2009, Sydney Morning Herald
    • Natural Sequence Farming Principles• Natural sequences can be harnessed• A farming system founded on working with nature• Maximum natural outcomes with minimum financial and manufactured inputs• NSF can be applied to Grazing• NSF can be applied to Agriculture• Sustainable Landscape Outcomes under Natural Sequence Farming http://www.nsfarming.com/Principles/principles2.html
    • World HQ Transition Movement http://permaculture.tv/photos-of-totnes-of-transition-towns-totnes-fame/
    • Transition Towns Totnes• Transition Towns movement has evolved into Transition Movement• Transition Initiatives exist in rural areas, villages, towns and cities. http://permaculture.tv/photos-of-totnes-of-transition-towns-totnes-fame/
    • (Not) transition (grumpy) pilgrim http://permaculture.tv/photos-of-totnes-of-transition-towns-totnes-fame/
    • Schumacher Collegehttp://permaculture.tv/photos-of-totnes-of-transition-towns-totnes-fame/
    • Transition Culture• “Transition is determinedly inclusive and non-blaming, arguing that a successful transition through peak oil and climate change will by necessity be about a bringing together of individuals and organisations, rather than a continued fracturing and antagonising.” Transition Culture response to Trapese
    • The Rocky Road to a Real Transition• “One of the aspects of their critique of Transition is that it shies away from directly confronting what they see as being the enemy. Their starting point can be summed up in the sentence “it is fundamentally important to identify and name the cenemies in the battle to make a real Transition””• Transition Culture response to Trapese
    • Next Generaration Permaculture Institutions, Sectors, Systems & Industries• Urban & Rural Food• Town Planning (TTT?)• Cities (TTT?)• Organisations ?• Manufacturing ?• Government ?• Politics ?• Trade ?• Education ?• Barter? http://www.symbiosis.dk/industrial-symbiosis.aspx
    • Copenhagen, DenmarkKlimaforum09, the Peoples Summit
    • Climate Circus Copenhagen
    • Sustainability Market
    • Climate social circuit
    • Permakultur Denmark stall
    • Cuban permaculturehttp://permaculture.tv/cuba-permaculture-power-roberto-perez-climate-change-before-peak-oil/
    • Narsana, Indian permaculture pioneerhttp://permaculture.tv/india-permaculture-pioneer-narsanna-koppula-of-aranya/
    • Walter, IPC9 Organiserhttp://permaculture.tv/africa-permaculture-report-klimaforum09/
    • Padma, India water permaculture pioneerhttp://permaculture.tv/indian-permaculture-report-klimaforum09/
    • Brazilian permaculture
    • 41% Copenhagen commuters cycle
    • Klimaforum09• “does not just work for climate change, it works for systems change”• a forum where activists start working with grassroots• network for activists/grassroots• practical actions meet radical actions
    • Permaforestry
    • “10 000 Trees” Planetary Permaculture StrategyA Practical Strategy for Climate Change
    • Tony Andersen, 10 000 Trees
    • Planetary Permaculture “10 000 Trees”Strategy Permaculture Climate change Carbon sink in ecology: trees, mostly soil More 10,000 TREES / person / lifetime Less 1 TON CO2 / person / year Failing U.N. Climate Conference process Parallel activist/grassroots conference Klimaforum International permaculture network
    • 2 Aspects of 10 000 Trees Planetary  Global Energy Descent Permaforestry  1 ton C02 quota per 10 000 Trees per person per year person  100 Euro Carbon tax Global re-afforestation after 1st ton project  100 Euro tax pays for Perennial polyculture planetary Agroecology permaforestry Food sovereignty Ecological agriculture
    • Permaforestry carbon tax spent on perennial polyculture (permaculture) style forestry programs perennial polyculture and soil become carbon sinks local permaculture groups implement 10 000 trees program, expanding existing permaculture institutes from a few hundred into the 10s of thousands if 5000-7000 trees can be planted per person in the next 25 years we can stablise extreme climate change
    • Soil & Tree Carbon Sinks best means to take C02 (GHG) from the atmosphere is not technical means, it is trees Most carbon is sequestered (trapped) in soil, partly in trees
    • Cooperationmore powerful than competition
    • Informal Cooperation• Movements• Informal economy• Community economics• Household sector• Gift economy• Barter economy• Clubs• Associations• Special Events• Church
    • Formal Cooperation• Incorporated • Consumer Cooperatives Cooperatives • Producer Cooperatives• Mutual Societies • Housing Cooperatives• Building Societies • Rural Cooperatives• Incorporated • Worker Cooperatives Associations • Marketing Cooperatives• Industrial & Provident • Social Cooperatives Societies • School Cooperatives • Hybrid Cooperatives
    • Cooperation• Mutualism is an interaction between two or more species, where both species derive a mutual benefit• Similar interactions within a species are known as co- operation• mutualism has historically received less attention than other interactions such as predation Wikipedia: Biological_interaction
    • Lynn Margulis• Theory of symbiotic relationships driving evolution• “ believes that proponents of the standard theory "wallow in their zoological, capitalistic, competitive, cost-benefit interpretation of Darwin”• Cooperation is greater than competition - coevolution• Gaia Theory colloboration with James Lovelock• Endosymbiosis / Symbiogensis http://www.geo.umass.edu/faculty/margulis/
    • Elinor Ostrom• Nobel Prize for Economics 2009 for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons“ Nobel Prize lecture Photo: Arizona State University
    • Nobel for Ostrom on Commons• “by showing how common resources— forests, fisheries, oil fieldsor grazing lands, can be managed successfully by the people who use them, rather than by governments or private companies”. Ostrom’s work in this regard, challenged conventional wisdom, showing that common resources can be successfully managed without government regulation or privatization ” Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Ostrom
    • CommonsOld Commons New Commons• Fisheries • Internet• Forests • Knowledge• Atmosphere • Wikipedia• Grazing lands http://www.indiana.edu/~iascp/
    • Donella Mathews•Limits to Growth 1972•12 Leverage Points toIntervene in a System•Systems Thinking: APrimer•Sustainability Institute•Global Village Report(if the world was 100people)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donella_Meadows
    • 12 Leverage Points (12-9)• 12. Constants, parameters, numbers (such as subsidies, taxes, standards)• 11. The size of buffers and other stabilizing stocks, relative to their flows• 10. Structure of material stocks and flows (such as transport network, population age structures)• 9. Length of delays, relative to the rate of system changes
    • 12 Leverage Points (8-5)• 8. Strength of negative feedback loops, relative to the effect they are trying to correct against• 7. Gain around driving positive feedback loops• 6. Structure of information flow (who does and does not have access to what kinds of information)• 5. Rules of the system (such as incentives, punishment, constraints)
    • 12 Leverage Points (4-1)• 4. Power to add, change, evolve, or self- organize system structure• 3. Goal of the system• 2. Mindset or paradigm that the system — its goals, structure, rules, delays, parameters — arises out of• 1. Power to transcend paradigms
    • Peer to Peer Foundationhttp://p2pfoundation.net/The_Foundation_for_P2P_Alternatives
    • Homebrew Industrial Revolution http://homebrewindustrialrevolution.wordpress.com/
    • Riversimplehttp://www.riversimple.com
    • Open Source Ecology• Open Source Ecology use permaculture and digital fabrication together to "evolve to freedom."http://www.openfarmtech.org/index.php/Main_Page http://openfarmtech.org/weblog/
    • OpenFarm Techhttp://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=LifeTrac
    • Farmer to Farmer MovementJuan N. Rojas, Presidente, Instituto de Permacultura de El Salvador
    • Global Sustainability Corpshttp://globalsustainabilitycorps.org/
    • Permaculture America Latina
    • Social Movements• Permaculture Movement• Carbon Farming• Organic Gardening & Farming Movement• Keyline & Natural Sequence Farming• Environmental Movement• Transition Movement• Climate (Global) Justice Movement• Social Justice Movement• Cooperative Movement• Indigenous & Peasant Movements• Open-source & Free Culture Movement
    • Cooperatives Why not the default?
    • Cooperatives vs. CorporationsCorporations Cooperatives• Dominant human institution • Damaged human institution• Any industry • Any Industry• Tyrannical • Democratic• Wage Slave • Member-owner• Manager Surveillance • Worker-Management• Agency Problems • Capitalisation Problems• Legal amplification • Legal deprecation• State subsidies • State dis-incentives
    • International Cooperative Alliance http://www.ica.coop/coop/statistics.html
    • Statement of Cooperative Identity1. Voluntary and Open Membership2. Democratic Member Control3. Member Economic Participation4. Autonomy and Independence5. Education, Training and Information6. Co-operation among Co-operatives7. Concern for Community http://www.ica.coop/coop/principles.html
    • The Co-operative Group UK• UK consumer cooperative• Hybrid consumer society• Direct descendent of Rochdale Pioneers• 4.5 million members• 123 000 employees• food, travel, banking, insurance, pharmacy, funeral, legal services, investments, online shop, electrical and beds (trains?)
    • Totnes Poundhttp://totnes.transitionnetwork.org/totnespound/home/howitworks
    • Mondragon
    • Mondragon or Arrasate in Basque
    • Mondragon Cooperative• Mondragon Cooperative largest worker- cooperative in world• 120 worker-cooperatives• 100 000 plus worker-owners• Global enterprise• Started by Catholic priest• Global corporation making consumer goods
    • COOPERATIVES WITHIN MONDRAGON•INDUSTRIAL 87•CREDIT 1•CONSUMER 1•AGRICULTURAL 4•EDUCATION 8•RESEARCH 13•SERVICES 6•TOTAL 120 cooperatives MIKEL LEZAMIZ www.mondragon.coop
    • MONDRAGON CO-OPERATIVES 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007SALES 9.638M 10406M 11.859M 13.390 M 16 300 M euros euroINTERNATIONAL 2.555M 2.699M 54% 57% 58%SALES BYINDUSTRIESINVESTMENT 836M 784M 1.081M 1.243 M 2 800 M euro eurosPERSONNEL 68.625 70.884 78.455 83.601 100 000NET PROFITS 411M 502M 545M 677 M 792 M euro euros MIKEL LEZAMIZ www.mondragon.coop
    • Mondragon Cooperative GENERALSUPREME BOARD ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTING WATCHDOG AUDITORS COMMITEE GOVERNING RUNNING BOARD COUNCIL SOCIAL COUNCIL ADVISING BOARD GENERALEXECUTIVE BOARD MANAGER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER MANAGER A B C D E MIKEL LEZAMIZ www.mondragon.coop
    • Structure in MONDRAGON CONGRESS Permanent Council GENERAL COUNCIL INDUSTRIAL GROUP AutomotiveFINANCIAL GROUP Components Construction Industrial Equipment Domestic Appliances Engineering and Capital Goods Machine-Tools Training and Research Centres MIKEL LEZAMIZ www.mondragon.coop
    • Mondragon Framework COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP COOP RESEARCH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (R&D)EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL MIKEL LEZAMIZ www.mondragon.coop
    • Mondragon Coop Tour
    • Arrasate
    • Arrasate
    • Caja LaboralCaja Laboral’s profit after tax for 2009 came to56.5 million euros, which is 43.8% down onthe figure posted in 2008.
    • Fagor
    • Mondragon Grafitti
    • Grafitti artists, Mondragon
    • Basque Independence
    • Save the Nature
    • Emilia-Romagnahttp://www.cooperativegrocer.coop/articles/index.php?id=623
    • Worker Coop Credit Union Brent EmersonProposal Mike Leung Worker Cooperative Employment Entrepreneurial Startup/Expand Activities Worker Coops Loans Credit Union Deposits Deposits Grassroots Support for Established Worker Worker Cooperatives Cooperatives
    • Permaculture Credit Union• The Permaculture Credit Union pools the financial resources of people who believe in the ethics of Permaculture - care of the earth, care of people, and reinvestment of surplus for the betterment of both. We apply those resources to earth-friendly and socially responsible loans and investments.http://www.pcuonline.org/
    • Radical Routes• Radical Routes is a network of radical co-ops whose members are committed to working for positive social change. The network is made up mainly of housing co-ops of various sizes (none with more than 16 members), a few workers co-ops and a couple of social centres. http://www.radicalroutes.org.uk/
    • Rootstock• Rootstock is the ethical investment arm of Radical Routes. By investing your money in Rootstock you can financially support the setting up of grassroots co- operative projects, enabling people to take control of their own housing, work and social life. http://www.rootstock.org.uk/
    • Green Worker Cooperatives • GREEN WORKER COOPERATIVES is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker- owned and environmentally friendly cooperatives in the South Bronx. http://greenworker.coop/
    • New Economics Cooperatives• Former head of New Economics Foundation now head of Cooperative Group• Interested in new economy cooperatives such as open-source software communities• Co-op Fortnight• Transition Movement links
    • UK Cooperatives• Tories Policy to • UK Labour Party to allow/facilitate public make “mutualism” a key service agencies to to election staretgy, “privatise” and become platform etc worker-cooperatives or employee-owned agencies within a service network
    • Suggestions What can be done?
    • Community Development Cooperatives• “Set up the many simple cooperatives enabling all the unemployed, homeless, bored, retired, people to get into the community gardens etc. that would enable them to start producing many of the basic things they need. Can we set up co-ops to run a bakery, bike repair shop, home help service, insulating operation, clothes making and repairing operation…. ” Dr Ted Trainer http://pacific-edge.info/the-trainer-papers-1/
    • New Commons Design Principles Ostrom identifies eight “design principles” of stable local common pool resource management [4] 1. Clearly defined boundaries 2. Local rules for giving and taking of commons 3. Collective decision-making process 4. Effective monitoring accountable to users 5. Scale of sanctions for violating resource community rules 6. Conflict resolution cheap and easy to access 7. Self-determination of community recognized by higher-level authorities; 8. organization in the form of multiple layers of nested enterprises, with small local commons at the base level.Source: Wikipedia
    • Democratic Carbon• What would happen if we made the entire Carbon Cycle democratic? Not political, but democratic. Not just the science, but the industry too, the business of energy (oil, gas) and agriculture (food and fibre) ? http://gaiapermaculture.com/projects/climatewar/blog/2009/11/30/democratic -carbon-carbon-dictatorship-the-climate-circus/
    • Permaculture Credit Unions• Why not a PCU in every town ?• If farmers get carbon credits why not households?• Can local credit unions establish special funds http://www.rootstock.org.uk/ ? http://www.malenycu.com.au/ http://www.pcuonline.org/ http://www.australianethical.com.au/
    • Rural Broad Acre Permaculture Coop• A broad-acre and rural permaculture cooperative• Technical, financial, legal assistance for members• Pool resources for Keyline, Earthworks, perennial polyculture http://www.permacultureusa.org/2009/12/03/sustainable-land-management- course/
    • Rights of Nature• Ecosystems have rights “Suits brought to enforce• People have rights as those rights shall be part of ecosystems filed in the name of the• Ecuadors Constitution natural communities or ecosystem whose rights• Bolivia holding climate have been violated.” summit in April to declare a Universal Declaration of Natural Rights World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth http://www.celdf.org/Ordinances/RightsofNatureOrdinance/tabid/133/Default.aspx
    • Cooperative Development• Cooperative reform and resurgence in UK (Tories & Labor), Australia (NSW leading)• Change: Cooperatives have to adapt or die.• Challenge: The modern global economy is hard.• Capital: To grow and compete, co-ops need funds, and laws financing innovations.• Clusters: Clustering cooperative development increases synergy, solidarity and reciprocity Derived http://www.cooperativegrocer.coop/articles/index.php?id=623
    • Industrial Symbiosishttp://www.eoearth.org/article/Kalundborg,_Denmark
    • Climate Change: 12 Leverages• 12. Constants: Carbon Tax, • 6. Information flow: Democratic Carbon Price government, science & media,• 11. Buffers: Carbon independent internet Sequestration • 5. System Rules: Emissions• 10. Structures: Carbon Sink (10k Standards, Pollution Laws, Trees) Polluter Pays, Rights of Nature• 9. Delays: Energy Descent Global • 4. Power Change: Direct & North Radical Democracy• 8. Negative Feedback: Climate • 3. Goal: Climate Justice (10k Movement, Environmental Trees) Protection Agencies, Natures • 2. Mindset or paradigm: Rights Litigation Planetary Permaculture• 7. Positive feedback: Carbon • 1. Power to transcend paradigms: Farming, Permaforestry Great Transition
    • Peak Debt: 12 Leverage Points• 12. Constants: Corporate • 6. Information flow: Total Tax, Tobin Tax Cost Ownership of Debt• 11. Buffers: Capital • 5. System Rules: Usury Reserves Laws, Regulations• 10. Structures: Social • 4. Power Change: Close Tax Finance Havens, Shutdown Shadow• 9. Delays: Less Banking Consumption, Slow Money • 3. Goal: Democratic Finance• 8. Negative Feedback: Tobin • 2. Mindset or paradigm: Tax, Financial Regulation Hierarchy of Needs• 7. Positive feedback: Credit • 1. Power to transcend Unions, Mutuals paradigms: Human and Ecological Growth
    • Planet Permaculture: 12 Leverages• 12. Constants: Permaculture • 6. Information flow: Media Index Ecology• 11. Buffers: Permaculture Free • 5. System Rules: Permaculture Zones Law• 10. Structures: Permaculture • 4. Power Change: Direct & Commons Radical Democracy• 8. Negative Feedback: Popular • 3. Goal: Planet Permaculture Inquiries, Citizen Juries • 2. Mindset or paradigm:• 9. Delays: Long termism Regenerative Gaia• 8. Negative feedback: • 1. Power to transcend paradigms: Permaculture planning laws & Transition to Permaculture via regulations Cooperation• 7. Positive feedback: Democratic Permaculture Networks
    • EventsWhat can be done?
    • Coop Fortnight, UK http://www.thereisanalternative.coop/
    • APC10 - Australasian Permaculture Convergence• Cairns, September 2010• Practical pathways to stepping up permaculture learning in local communities around Australasia.• Well learn whats working effectively and why. http://apc10.org/
    • Fair Share Festival, Newcastle TBD, Coming soon possibly
    • Permaculture CooperativeTransition to Permaculture via CooperationProducts• Permaculture.TV – videos• News.Permaculture.Coop - news• PermacultureGroups – groupsPlanned• Permacultura.coop – Spanish &Portugese
    • Contacts• Nicholas Roberts & Kirstie Stramler• Permaculture Cooperative• permaculturecoop@gmail.com• News.permaculture.coop• PermacultureGroups.org• www.Permaculture.TV