All Fry Together

Dr Terry Leah (keynote speaker and facilitator of our upcoming mini-conference) wrote: Our aid budget is nowhere near close to the 0.7% of GDP that is the minimal target suggested by the UN. Instead it is at 0.21% and is threatened to fall even further. What is going on? Australians by and large have no understanding at all that their affluence is built on the hard work of poor people in the developing world. They feel no responsibility to do anything about their plight. Aid is an easy target for government spending cuts. What most Australians believe is that people …

Mini-Conference – Part of Our Ecolution

The recent EcoArts conference lead me to thinking about Eco-lution – the pathway a person may follow in greening their lifestyle. There is a lot of information out there forcing us to be aware of social and environmental issues, many of us are hopeful we can make a change. Some of us feel inspired to make changes. Quite a few of us feel equipped to do stuff that will make a difference, a few feel empowered and have their hearts pumping hard, making changes. But we all need to feel supported. The aim of this mini-conference about the social aspects …

When Shares Drop, Sharing Ups

Terry Leahy, the keynote speaker and facilitator for our upcoming mini-conference writes: Global Sharemarket – Lowest Mark since 2012 The world has still not really recovered from the financial crash of 2008. European governments and the United States are still recommending austerity as the solution. In other words, cut taxes to encourage private investment. Wind back public spending. This solution has not worked and unemployment remains high, especially for young people in Europe and North America. The Chinese, who have created an economy that depends on selling consumer goods to the rich countries, are in trouble because their market has …

BREAKING NEWS: Russ Grayson is Joining Us at the upcoming Mini-Conference 30th April

Russ has been working for decades in the Solomon Islands promoting permaculture with his project http://pacific-edge.info/ He began his permaculture journey in 1985 and has been active in the movement ever since. He will be a great inspiration and leader at our mini-conference. The Mini Conference about Permaculture in Society and Development The Program Is Shaping Up Beautifully After a quick round table, getting to know you we will start with a presentation from Terry, There will be some short presentations from Russ Grayson, Aaron Sorenson, Sheryl Wiffen and the Permablitz team. We will then call for input from all …

Upcoming Permaculture In Society and Development Mini Conference April 30th

Terry Leahy, the facilitator and keynote speaker for our upcoming mini-conference on Permaculture in Society and Development on April 30th has more to share! He comments on the article: How to Hit the Rich Where it Really Hurts Terry writes: “This article proposes a particular kind of tax on the rich. Why is such a tax unlikely to be implemented? One reason is the alliance between the political class and the rich. The other is that the rich will take their investments and money elsewhere if taxes increase. Even a tax on personal property (as proposed here) is not completely …