Ethical Lifestyle Toolkit

It’s a really exciting time for online permaculture education. 

We are in our final month of crowdfunding the Ethical Lifestyle Toolkit – a project from the Permaculture Association Britain and Ethical Consumer  – which is at 63%  with 348 supporters all hoping to have an impact on people and planet via our new permaculture based online toolkit. It will help us ensure that our lifestyle impact is positive and that we can all live for the future. 

But we need your help to get to 100%  *please pledge NOW and share it widely throughout your communities* 

We are hosting a webinar on the 14th January at 3:30pm UCT+1 / BST, for anyone interested in becoming a partner in this project – in part to make this online toolkit applicable internationally. 

The Permaculture Association has just recruited an experienced online course developer and will begin working on its own online courses in January, with the hope of providing more diverse and inclusive education opportunities worldwide. Many of the international educator members are working together to create new content to reach local communities. 

This work should feed into a variety of other projects we are working on to encourage the growth of permaculture education online and in supporting transformative permaculture educators worldwide, including exciting work as partners with BLAST. 

The purpose of the BLAST partnership is to enable educators, trainers, facilitators, mentors, researchers etc. in delivering transformative learning opportunities to citizens, communities and professionals that engage as change-makers and game-changers in the social-ecological transition. 

There will be a UK BLAST multiplier event on May 14th 2020, co-hosted by the Permaculture Association Britain, GEN and Gaia Education- save the date!  

All of the above projects offer opportunities for permaculture educators to get involved. If you are interested in any of these projects: Ethical Lifestyle Toolkit partners meeting, BLAST, or the PAB’s education platform, please get in touch @ education [at] permaculture [dot] org [dot] uk

Best wishes,

Jemma Findley

Education Lead permaculture.org.uk/education

Abundant Earth Foundation and The Weaver Network

Abundant Earth Foundation is a group of permaculture philanthropists and activists regenerating our environmental and social landscapes by supporting each other and pooling our resources to create a more just and inclusive world for all.  

The Weaver Network is a networking platform for permaculturist​s​: a place for us to share information, stories, best practices, and connect with others based on geography or other common interests.  To help us shape this platform and add your project: https://WeaverNetwork.org/

Lush Spring Prize

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(a press release from Lush Cosmetics)

A new £200,000 Prize for projects working on social and environmental regeneration

  • Lush and Ethical Consumer Research Association launch the new Lush Spring Prize today, a £200,000 annual prize fund that aims to support projects around the world working towards environmental and social regeneration.

    Regeneration is key to moving livelihoods and economies beyond the sustainable, to revive damaged environments by putting back more than what’s taken out.

    The Lush Spring Prize aims to support a shift towards doing things differently; affording more people the resources and the opportunity to do so.

    The Prize will award funds annually to those who are engaging in the process of regeneration in the following four categories:

    Intentional Projects (£50,000) – backing for great ideas in the early stages

  • Young Projects (£75,000) – projects 1-5 years old seeking to grow
  • Established Projects (£50,000) – beacons demonstrating success and withstanding the test of time
  • Influence Award (£25,000) – lobbying or campaigning to influence policy or public opinion in support of regeneration

A diverse panel of judges will meet in March and winners will be awarded their prizes at a high-profile event in May 2017.

Nominations are welcomed from anywhere in the world.

Note: Nominations opened on December 5th and will close on February 28th 2017. Nominations are welcomed from anywhere in the world, though this year the website only contains information in English.

The website springprize.org contains more details about the prizes as well as application forms and background information.