Now in its 7th year, International Permaculture Day has grown rapidly from its roots as a local Australian initiative to a global day of permaculture celebrated in over 35 countries.
News from the EUPC-EUPN working group
The working group ‘EUPC’ was formed at the EUPC in Bolsena 2016 with the domain to design and implement the process for the decision on the future host of the bi-annual gathering of the European Permaculture Network (EUPC).
A group of former council members and new people have met regularly since and together created a new version of the application form plus additional questions and pattern for interviews with the applicants.
We now want to give thanks to the three organizations who stepped up and were willing to host the next EUPC, which we all know is a big task! For 2018 there were applications from organizations in the Netherlands, France and Ireland. Based on the criteria collected within the working group the new host was chosen. The EUPC 2018 will be held in:
Ireland from 8th to 13th August 2018 in Wicklow, the host is the “All Ireland Permaculture Gathering/Team”
One aspect of the decision was the geographic and climatic setting, wanting to give accessibility to people in the north, after the last two EUPC having been held in the south of Europe. The organization appling has experience with hosting big events. The application form provided clear information and sketched their plan for 2018. The communication during the process was active and quick.
The information on the application process in general (like the application form, list of criteria etc.) will be provided on the website soon.
EUPC-EUPN-Working group: Margreth, Monika, Pavlo, Petra, Valerie
Contact address: eupn-eupc [at] googlegroups [dot] com
An Oige, Knockree hostel and camping site will be our venue for EUPC 18 where the team from all over the Island of Ireland is getting ready to extend a very warm welcome to Permi’s from all over Europe. High in the stunning Wicklow Hills on a renowned walking route called the Wicklow Way, it is possible to walk to the site in a few hours from Dublin City Centre. It’s also on a regular Dublin Bus route to facilitate as car free an event as possible. Our strong traditions of story, music and friendly folk will make this an event to remember. We will weave it all together to contribute to the new permaculture story sharing and deepening our practice together.
There will be a selection of accommodation options and lots of amazing local food some grown on site especially for the EUPC 18.
Suzie Cahn Team coordinator/convener for EUPC 18 Wicklow, Ireland
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A I Converxencia Galega de Permacultura (CGP 2016) terá lugar no centro de coñecemento La Molinera, en Ourense, entre o 20 e o 23 de decembro de 2016.
La I Converxencia Galega de Permacultura (CGP 2016) tendrá lugar en el centro de conocimiento La Molinera, en Ourense, entre el 20 y el 23 de diciembre de 2016.
(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.
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