Financial Permaculture & Ecosystem Investing

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Financial Permaculture & Ecosystem Investing

  1. 1. Financial Permaculture& Ecosystem Investing Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to:www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com GAIA UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. Framing
  3. 3. Converging Crises:• Water Crisis• Land Scarcity• Nutrient Losses• Energy Dilemma• Damaged Oceans• Inappropriate Technology• Climate Chaos• Economics, Politics, Trade
  4. 4. Food Insecurity“...an imending crisis of soaring food prices...” - UN/FAO ISFP
  5. 5. African Land-Grab
  6. 6. Project Survival Media
  7. 7. Climate Chaos50 million climate change refugees by 2010 - UN
  8. 8. Project Survival Media
  9. 9. Miniature Earth
  10. 10. Investing in the US Dollar Infinite Growth Tapeworm Economics Economic Warfare
  11. 11. Converging Crises:• Water Crisis• Land Scarcity• Nutrient Losses• Energy Dilemma• Damaged Oceans• Inappropriate Technology• Climate Chaos• Economics, Politics, Trade
  12. 12. Permaculture“The Problemis the Solution” - Bill Mollison
  13. 13. PermacultureLearn Ecosystems Mimic To meet human needs while increasing the diversity and resiliency of our eco-social landscapes
  14. 14. Financial PermacultureLearn Ecosystems Mimic Cooperate EducateBank Local Act Microfinanceclaimyourchange.org kiva.orgmoveyourmoney.info Get Out of Debt grameenfoundation.org Your Money or Your Life I Will Teach You to be Rich
  15. 15. Financial PermacultureLearn Ecosystems Mimic Eco-Social Regenerative Enterprise Finance Ecosystem Investing
  16. 16. Double-edged Sword
  17. 17. Eco-SocialEnterprise
  18. 18. How to make your farm investable & profitable Financial Ecosystem Analysis e.g. HohenwaldBusinessPlan (?) draw Eco-Social websitetwitter plan ‘the deck’ Enterprise Enterprise Budgets Eco-Ag Design Tool
  19. 19. Enterprise Budgets& Eco-Ag Design Tool
  20. 20. Garlic
  21. 21. How to make your farm investable & profitable Financial Ecosystem Analysis e.g. HohenwaldBusinessPlan (?) draw Eco-Social website twitter ‘the deck’ Enterprise Enterprise Find Budgets Investors Wide net & good lures Eco-Ag Design Tool e.g. CFC
  22. 22. CarbonFarmingCourse• September 2009• The Farm, TN• $10k capitalization• 100% ROI
  23. 23. CarbonFarmingCourseNext...• January 2012• Stone Barns & Hudson River Valley, NY• Investors...?
  24. 24. How to make your farm investable & profitable Financial Ecosystem Marketing 22 laws Analysis e.g. HohenwaldBusiness FarmPlan (?) draw Eco-Social Design efficiency website twitter ‘the deck’ Enterprise redundancy resiliency Enterprise Find Budgets Investors Wide net & good lures Eco-Ag Design Tool e.g. CFC
  25. 25. 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries and Jack Trout, 1993 #1: The Law of Leadership It is better to be first than it is to be better. #2: The Law of the Category If you cant be first in a category, set up a new category you can be first in. #3: The Law of the Mind The most powerful concept in marketing is owning a word in the prospects mind.
  26. 26. Ecosystem InvestingThink like a forest: Invest
  27. 27. Ecosystem Investing• Invest IN ecosystems
  28. 28. Living Equity• Hot investment tip:
  29. 29. Living Equity• Hot investment tip: stock
  30. 30. Living Equity• Hot investment tip: Livestock
  31. 31. Living Equity• Tangible vs. Immaterial assets• Livestock vs. Deadstock
  32. 32. Living Equity• Measure your wealth in ounces
  33. 33. Living Equity• Measure your wealth in ounces, acres, and hooves
  34. 34. Invest IN Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Living Equity
  35. 35. Invest IN Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Living Equity • Permaculture
  36. 36. Invest IN Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Living Equity • Permaculture • Eco-Social Entrepreneurs
  37. 37. Ecosystem Investing• Invest LIKE ecosystems
  38. 38. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Diversely - for risk management
  39. 39. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity
  40. 40. Invest LIKE Ecosystems Principles of Ecosystem InvestingINVEST: • Diversely - for risk management • Intimately - with integrity • Multi-locally
  41. 41. Booyacacao Juicy Investment Opportunity 03
  42. 42. Theobroma cacao• Currency of the Americas • Money does grow on trees • “have your chocolate and eat it too”
  43. 43. Multiple cropping Cacao Coffee Vanilla Sugar Cane Coconut• Resilience in diversity 26% 26% 16% 21% 11%
  44. 44. Sail Transport
  45. 45. Sail Transport New YorkNicaragua
  46. 46. 8 Formsof Capital
  47. 47. Next Steps Financial Permaculture Course:www.financialpermaculture.com Carbon Farming Course:www.carbonfarmingcourse.com 8 Forms of Capitalwww.appleseedpermaculture.com
  48. 48. What will YOU do?
  49. 49. Financial Permaculture& Ecosystem Investing Ethan C. Roland, Gratitude to:www.AppleSeedPermaculture.com Gregory Landua, www.BooyaCacao.com Catherine Austin Fitts, www.Solari.com Ben Falk, www.WholeSystemsDesign.com GAIA UNIVERSITY

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