New podcast about the transition to a clean energy economy in BC

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Energy transition is a key ingredient in moving toward a more sustainable way of living. In BC, we need to radically reduce our energy usage and move away from fossil fuels toward a clean energy economy based on technologies like solar power.  What is this clean energy economy and how will it affect the ways we live? Will all drivers use electric cars? Could our homes be built from hemp? Can aquaponics feed communities in northern BC? How will green jobs provide new opportunities as fossil fuel jobs decline? These are just some of the questions tackled in a new podcast series produced by Sierra Club BC. You can subscribe and download the podcast for free at https://sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast. For permaculture folks, this is a great podcast to share with friends and family who might not share your views or who are new to these ideas and are looking for inspiring, real-world examples of how we can make the needed shift to a new way of living in BC. When it comes to climate change, the debate is no longer whether we should move to clean energy, but how. Car manufacturers are moving to electric, building codes require energy efficiency, and countries like China and India are investing in alternative energy at a faster rate than anyone imagined. Sierra Club BC decided to take a look at what that means for our economy in BC. The podcast features ordinary BC residents who have creatively redesigned the ways they use energy; for example, an aquaponics business owner in Prince George producing lettuce year round using recycled water from a fresh fish farm, a retired naval architect building a home with blocks of hemp fiber, and a baker who started out with an electric car and ended up going green from top to bottom…

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Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards

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“The clearest way into the universe is through the wilderness.“ -John Muir Permaculture Design Core Concepts Deck Sharing a toolkit of permaculture principles, design methods and ethics, these cards can support your permaculture practice, learning, teaching, designing and consulting. Featuring visionary design from Sijay of www.OnbeyondMetamedia.com these cards can be used in countless ways to inspire, evolve and uplift your practical understanding of permaculture. Featuring text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Core Concepts learned from Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein, Richard Wallner, Mark Lakeman, Doug Bullock, Ian McHarg and Percival Alfred Yeomans. Core source inspiration from Robin Clayfield. The cards are divided into two decks of 90 cards each. Deck 1 : Ethics, Attitudes and Strategies Deck 2 : Design Principles and Methods Free download of both Decks here : https://www.dewpermaculture.com/tools Purchase Deck 1 : Ethics, Attitudes and Strategies https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/permaculture-design-core-concepts-cards-1 Purchase Deck 2 : Design Principles and Methods https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/permaculture-design-core-concepts-cards-2 This work is the culmination of 15 years of Permaculture Design study by Delvin Solkinson which spanned a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute and a current third Diploma through the Permaculture Association. A final project in a Doctoral level study of Permaculture Education, Delvin has collected these principles and core concepts at 23 different Permaculture Design Advanced Courses and Teacher Trainings as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow and Toby Hemenway. Deep gratitude to Unity Life Avatar who did graphic design the Permaculture Principles Design Deck, a previous incarnation of this project. This is a companion for the Core Curriculum Notes. Together they form a toolkit sharing a creative essence of Permaculture Design. Share and…

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