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Ecosystem Investing and Financial Permaculture - practical solutions for a regenerative economic future. Learn more at http://www.regenerativedesigns.wordpress.com

Ecosystem Investing and Financial Permaculture - practical solutions for a regenerative economic future. Learn more at http://www.regenerativedesigns.wordpress.com

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  • 1. Ecosystem Investing: Building Natural Capital Young Farmers Conference 2009 Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to: www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
  • 2. Overview Global Challenges, Personal Solutions Farms as Ecosystem Securities Investing
  • 3. Global Challenges
  • 4. Peak Petroleum
  • 5. Peak Petroleum "Energy experts no longer debate about whether Hubbert's peak will occur, but when" - Fox News, April 28 2006 Global Peaks US Prices Source: Wikipedia
  • 6. The Hirsch Report • World oil peaking is going to happen, and will likely be “abrupt and revolutionary”. • Oil peaking will adversely affect global economies, particularly those most dependent on oil. • Effective mitigation will be dependent on the implementation of mega-projects and mega-changes at the maximum possible rate. • Government intervention will be required, but economic upheaval is not inevitable. • Scenarios: 0, 10, 20 years before peak.
  • 7. Climate Chaos 50 million climate change refugees by 2010 - UN
  • 8. The Guardian (UK) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/ aug/06/climatechange.scienceofclimatechange James Randerson reports the 4ºC rise warning from UK’s chief scientific adviser Bob Watson
  • 9. Food Insecurity “...an impending crisis of soaring food prices...” - UN/FAO ISFP
  • 10. Blood Boils Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009 • Climate has been a major driver of armed conflict in Africa • Future warming is likely to increase the number of deaths from war • Strife arises when the food supply is scarce in warm conditions • 400,000 extra deaths in African conflicts by 2030 • Human costs are likely to be staggering
  • 11. 2004 Climate Chaos
  • 12. Hardiness Zones www.arborday.org Hardiness Zone
  • 13. BioDevastation • Welcome to “6X”
  • 14. BioDevastation • Welcome to “6X”
  • 15. “Financial Turmoil” [From Chris Martenson, TheEndofMoney.com:] “Here's my very direct and simple thought: The US dollar is toast... "What exactly is the long-term direction of a currency that is backed by defective loans, unsaleable assets, and positions in failed companies?" “...the stage is now set for a major dollar collapse.”
  • 16. Purchasing Power www.zerohedge.com & Wall Street Journal - http://su.pr/2CDeqk
  • 17. Geography of a Recession
  • 18. Investing in the US Dollar
  • 19. Investing in the US Dollar Warfare
  • 20. Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare
  • 21. Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare Tapeworm Economics
  • 22. Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare Tapeworm Economics Infinite Growth
  • 23. Permaculture “The Problem is the Solution” - Bill Mollison
  • 24. The Permaculture Pie carbon economic natural farming capital relocalization community landscape currencies renewable re-patterning energy natural ecological building agriculture food green forestry architecture biological “waste” rainwater & management & greywater re-use ubiquitous vibrant local bioremediation food production culture
  • 25. Permaculture: the harmonious integration of landscape and people, providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs, in a sustainable way
  • 26. Permaculture: meeting human needs while increasing ecosystem health
  • 27. Integrative Design
  • 28. Permaculture Design =
  • 29. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design
  • 30. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care
  • 31. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care
  • 32. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  • 33. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  • 34. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  • 35. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  • 36. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share
  • 37. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care 3. Resource Share Developed in 1980’s, over 1,000,000 people certified, active in 140+ Countries, more than 4,000 projects on the ground
  • 38. Global Challenges Investing in the US Dollar Economic Warfare Tapeworm Economics Infinite Growth
  • 39. Personal Solutions
  • 40. Personal Solutions
  • 41. Personal Solutions • Local Banking
  • 42. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt
  • 43. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life
  • 44. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life • Partnership in Hand
  • 45. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life • Partnership in Hand • Kiva.org
  • 46. Personal Solutions • Local Banking • Family, Friends, and Debt • Your Money or Your Life • Partnership in Hand • Kiva.org • Solari Circles
  • 47. Overview Global Challenges, Personal Solutions Farms as Ecosystem Securities Investing
  • 48. Financial Permaculture
  • 49. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy
  • 50. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy • Ecosystem Mimicry
  • 51. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy • Ecosystem Mimicry Think like a forest
  • 52. Financial Permaculture • Ecology & Economy • Ecosystem Mimicry Think like a forest: Invest
  • 53. Six Kinds of Capital
  • 54. Total Economic Return
  • 55. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor
  • 56. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor +
  • 57. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community
  • 58. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community +
  • 59. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community + Return to Ecosystem
  • 60. Highway 2.0 Juicy Investment Opportunity 01 • www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP80j_mz4Jo www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
  • 61. Living Equity • Hot investment tip:
  • 62. Living Equity • Hot investment tip: stock
  • 63. Living Equity • Hot investment tip: Livestock
  • 64. Living Equity • Tangible vs. Immaterial assets • Livestock vs. Deadstock
  • 65. Living Equity • Measure your wealth in ounces
  • 66. Living Equity • Measure your wealth in ounces, acres, and hooves
  • 67. PermEstate Juicy Investment Opportunity 02 • Invest in tangible & regenerative assets
  • 68. PermEstate
  • 69. PermEstate
  • 70. PermEstate
  • 71. PermEstate
  • 72. PermEstate
  • 73. PermEstate
  • 74. PermEstate
  • 75. PermEstate
  • 76. Ecosystem Investing
  • 77. Ecosystem Investing • Invest IN ecosystems
  • 78. Ecosystem Investing • Invest LIKE ecosystems
  • 79. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity
  • 80. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management
  • 81. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity
  • 82. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity • Multi-locally
  • 83. Summary
  • 84. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03
  • 85. Multiple Yield Horizons Cacao & Perrennial Polyculture Carbon Offsets Conservation Grants
  • 86. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03 • “European Climate Exchange Foresees Carbon Trade Doubling” http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/05/12/european-climate-exchange- foresees-carbon-trade-doubling/
  • 87. Ecosystem services • Funding for conservation projects • “protect the hotspots and the rest will follow”
  • 88. Theobroma cacao • Currency of the Americas • Money does grow on trees • “have your chocolate and eat it too”
  • 89. Multiple cropping Cacao Coffee Vanilla Sugar Cane Coconut • Resilience in diversity 26% 26% 16% 21% 11%
  • 90. Sail Transport
  • 91. Sail Transport New York Nicaragua
  • 92. Summary
  • 93. Overview Global Challenges, Personal Solutions Farms as Ecosystem Securities Investing
  • 94. Farms as Securities • What makes your farm investable? • Goals • Niche Analysis (6 Kinds of Capital) • Total Economic Return • Investors
  • 95. Next Steps regenerativedesigns.wordpress.com
  • 96. Living Equity Forum • Solari - Catherine Austin Fitts • Slow Money - Woody Tasch • Complementary Currencies - Margrit Kennedy + Jean-Francois Noubel • Land Trusts - E.F. Schumacher Society • NewSeed Advisors - Janine Yorio
  • 97. Carbon Farming • August 25 - September 16th. • The Farm, Summertown, TN
  • 98. Carbon Farming • August 25 - September 16th. • The Farm, Summertown, TN • Next one in Hudson Valley?
  • 99. Gaia Northeast www.gaiauniversity.org
  • 100. What will YOU do?
  • 101. Invest! • Local Banks, Kiva, Solari Circles • Support Local Ecosocial entreprenuers! • Booyacacao - Carbon negative chocolate • PermEstate - AppleSeed Permaculture
  • 102. Ecosystem Investing: Building Natural Capital Young Farmers Conference 2009 Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to: www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com

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