Do it yourself. Work Together. Change Systems


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WiserEarth Indonesia presentation at @Obsat 2011.07.20 on examples of how members, communities and organizations in WiserEarth is doing "environmental conservation".

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    1. 1. Do it yourself. Work together. Change systems.<br />@WiserIndonesia | @qriouslad |<br />Photo credit: flickr / gwen<br />@Obsat 2011.07.20<br />“Environmental Conservation, Whose Business Is It?”<br />Wednesday, July 20, 2011RumahLangsat, Jl. Langsat 1 No. 3A, <br />KebayoranBaru, Jakarta Selatan<br /><br />
    2. 2. | The Social Network for Sustainability<br />Non-profit •Global • Free to use • Free of ads<br />379+ Issue Areas •Editable Directories • Social Networking •Groupware • Local Gatherings<br /><br />
    3. 3. Do it yourself… <br />“Changing our lifestyle paradigms is a daunting but necessary task, and education should be at the top of the ‘goals’ list.”<br />“I wash my hair with diluted baking soda and apple cider vinegar, and applecider vinegar based shampoo.”<br />Victoria<br />Canada<br />“I take part in the Great American Apparel Diet, which demands that you buy no new clothing for a whole year.”<br />“My area is audiovisual production and game development both under Environmental Educations thoughts…We follow the audience’s current demands for entertainment, such as humor and fun activities.”<br />“The key to success is integrating environmental educators’ individual potential with the power of social networks, forming multidisciplinary and international teams to insert environmental issues into entertainment industry.” <br />Jay<br />Brazil<br />… personally and professionally ...locally and globally. <br /><br />
    4. 4. Work together…<br />It’s better…<br />Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and design principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.<br />Care for the earth<br />Care for people <br />Fair share<br /><br /><br />Transition Network begins when a small group comes together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges and opportunities of peak oil, climate change and economic stagnation?<br /><br />Raise awareness  Connect with existing groups <br /> Working groups on food, energy, transport, health, heart & soul, economics & livelihoods, etc  Practical projects  Community-wide visioning process  "Energy Descent Action Plan" over a 15 to 20 year timescale<br /><br />
    5. 5. Change systems…<br />The new economics foundation is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.<br /><br />"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist" <br />- Kenneth Boulding<br />"Gross National Product measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile." <br />- Robert F. Kennedy<br />"The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destinations." <br />- John Scharr, Futurist<br /><br />
    6. 6. The Transformation<br /><br />
    7. 7. WiserEarth Indonesia | @WiserIndonesia<br />GrupWiserIndonesia<br /><br />Monthly Gatherings<br /><br />10 volunteer translators. <br />70% completed.<br />2nd gathering in Jakarta on July 23<br />Plan to expand to other cities<br /><br />