Join in the workshop with Nicole Foss, the former editor of the Oil Drum: Canada website & ran the Agri-Energy Producers’ Association of Ontario which focussed on rural renewable energy solutions. She has advised the EU and Russia on nuclear energy safety, and is highly regarded as a finance and energy expert. Nicole is a Permaculture teacher and editor of The Automatic Earth website.
Nicole will give a workshop on ‘Building Resilience in an Era of Limits to Growth’. She will show that we are approaching many limits to growth, some of which are immi- nent, raising some immediate challenges. This is due to our single-minded emphasis on the growth imperative, which is impacting finance, energy, environment, resources and climate.
Attendees will learn skills such as not falling for ponzi schemes that underlie the global financial system; preparing for lower energy profit ratios that affect our socio-economic complexity; how to shorten our vulnerable global supply chains; valuing alternative economies; and how to develop trust for its critical role in organisation size and effectiveness. This workshop will suit strategic government policy-makers of all levels; academics, teachers and researchers; owners of property and housing, particularly if mortgaged; those working in the finance industry; transitioners to low-impact living; sustainable folk; permaculturists; and young people ready to make life decisions.
There will be limited places and we recommend to book now so that you do not miss out this rare opportunity.
Enquiries can be made to John Shiel.
Before the workshop, there will also be limited places on free tours at 11am and 12:30 pm of the Hunter TAFE award-winning solar desiccant air conditioner. Register here for the 11am tour and the 12.30pm tour.