Financial Permaculture & Ecosystem Investing

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Carbon-Negative Chocolate and the New Realm of Ecosystemic Investing. We will present new ecosystemic investment opportunities and facilitate activities on systems-thinking for economic regeneration and financial permaculture. Our goal is to develop clear permaculture business language to capture and direct the large capital investments that are available whether from private or public sectors.

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Financial Permaculture & Ecosystem Investing

  1. 1. Financial Permaculture & Ecosystem Investing Carbon-negative Chocolate & Beyond Ethan C. Roland, Greg Landua www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com www.Nemawashi.org Gratitude to Catherine Austin Fitts of www.Solari.com & Ben Falk of www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
  2. 2. Permaculture
  3. 3. Wake Up
  4. 4. Peak Petroleum
  5. 5. Peak Petroleum quot;Energy experts no longer debate about whether Hubbert's peak will occur, but whenquot; - Fox News, April 28 2006 Global Peaks US Prices Source: Wikipedia
  6. 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. 7. Climate Chaos 50 million climate change refugees by 2010 - UN
  8. 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. 9. Food Insecurity “...an impending crisis of soaring food prices...” - UN/FAO ISFP
  10. 10. 2004 Climate Chaos
  11. 11. Hardiness Zones www.arborday.org Hardiness Zone
  12. 12. BioDevastation • Welcome to “6X”
  13. 13. BioDevastation • Welcome to “6X”
  14. 14. “Financial Turmoil” [From Chris Martenson, TheEndofMoney.com:] “Here's my very direct and simple thought: The US dollar is toast... quot;What exactly is the long-term direction of a currency that is backed by defective loans, unsaleable assets, and positions in failed companies?quot; “...the stage is now set for a major dollar collapse.”
  15. 15. Transition & Complexity
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Permaculture: the harmonious integration of landscape and people, providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs, in a sustainable way
  18. 18. Permaculture: meeting human needs while increasing ecosystem health
  19. 19. Integrative Design
  20. 20. Permaculture Design =
  21. 21. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design
  22. 22. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care
  23. 23. Permaculture Design = Regenerative Design Ethics of Permaculture 1. Earth Care 2. People Care
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Permaculture: the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
  30. 30. Permaculture Principle • Multiple Functions
  31. 31. Permaculture Principle • Multiple Elements
  32. 32. Permaculture Principle • Functional Interconnection
  33. 33. Permaculture Principle • Catch & Store Energy
  34. 34. Financial Permaculture • Regenerative commerce: Think like a forest
  35. 35. Financial Permaculture • Bubble economics: Green economy or Bust?
  36. 36. Financial Permaculture • Venture Altruism & EcoSocial Entrepreneurship
  37. 37. Total Economic Return
  38. 38. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor
  39. 39. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor +
  40. 40. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community
  41. 41. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community +
  42. 42. Total Economic Return = Return to Investor + Return to Community + Return to Ecosystem
  43. 43. Ecosystem Investing
  44. 44. Ecosystem Investing • Invest IN ecosystems
  45. 45. Ecosystem Investing • Invest LIKE ecosystems
  46. 46. Highway 2.0 Juicy Investment Opportunity 01 • www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP80j_mz4Jo www.WholeSystemsDesign.com
  47. 47. Living Equity • Hot investment tip:
  48. 48. Living Equity • Hot investment tip: stock
  49. 49. Living Equity • Hot investment tip: Livestock
  50. 50. Living Equity • Tangible vs. Immaterial assets • Livestock vs. Deadstock
  51. 51. Living Equity • Measure your wealth in ounces
  52. 52. Living Equity • Measure your wealth in ounces, acres, and hooves
  53. 53. PermEstate Juicy Investment Opportunity 02 • Invest in tangible & regenerative assets
  54. 54. PermEstate
  55. 55. PermEstate
  56. 56. PermEstate
  57. 57. PermEstate
  58. 58. PermEstate
  59. 59. PermEstate
  60. 60. PermEstate
  61. 61. PermEstate
  62. 62. Ecosystem Investing
  63. 63. Ecosystem Investing • Invest IN ecosystems
  64. 64. Ecosystem Investing • Invest LIKE ecosystems
  65. 65. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity
  66. 66. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management
  67. 67. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity
  68. 68. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem Investing INVEST: • Living Equity • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity • Multi-locally
  69. 69. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03 • Community Supported Chocolate • Carbon-negative supply chain • CCX & ECX (climate exchanges) • Hot-spot preservation • Delicious, Whole, Nutritious
  70. 70. Multiple Yield Horizons Cacao/ Perrenial Poly Culture Carbon Offsets Conservation Grants
  71. 71. 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/
  72. 72. Ecosystem services • Funding for conservation projects • “protect the hotspots and the rest will follow”
  73. 73. Theobroma cacao • Currency of the Americas • Money does grow on trees • “have your chocolate and eat it too”
  74. 74. Multiple croping Cacao Coffee Vanilla Sugar Cane Coconut • Resilience in diversity 26% 26% 16% 21% 11%
  75. 75. Summary
  76. 76. Next Steps
  77. 77. • September 22nd-26th, Hohenwald, TN
  78. 78. Carbon Farming • August 25 - September 16th. • The Farm, Summertown, TN
  79. 79. Invest! • Support Local Ecosocial entreprenuers! • Kiva & Social Stock Markets • Booyacacao - Carbon negative chocolate • PermEstate - AppleSeed Permaculture
  80. 80. Questions?
  81. 81. Financial Permaculture & Ecosystem Investing Carbon-negative Chocolate & Beyond Ethan C. Roland, Greg Landua www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com www.Nemawashi.org Gratitude to Catherine Austin Fitts of www.Solari.com & Ben Falk of www.WholeSystemsDesign.com

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