Learning about ‘Building Resilient, Sustainable Communities’ is the focus of this Relocalistion Convergence from May 23-25 in Brisbane, a lifestyle and business practice Philadelphia’s Judy Wicks has been endorsing for many years.
FYI In Australia relocalisation communities are clustered largely on Queensland’s northern coast.
Starting with her famous White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, Judy has been a pioneer of the relocalisation movement in the US. Her work has won many national and international awards, she has appeared on conference platforms around the world and featured in many books, magazine and newspaper articles.
“Relocalisation is a strategy to build societies based on the local production of food, energy and goods, and the local development of currency, governance and culture. The main goals of Relocalisation are to increase community energy security, to strengthen local economies, and to dramatically improve environmental conditions and social equity.
The Relocalisation strategy developed in response to the environmental, social, political and economic impacts of global over-reliance on cheap energy. Our dependence on cheap non-renewable fossil fuel energy has produced climate change, the erosion of community, wars for oil-rich land and the instability of the global economic system.”
This gathering will share learnings from diverse local projects that focus on how resilient communities, vibrant local economies, and environmental sustainability can all come together.
If you are thinking about the future of your community find out more about the Convergence here.
The Registration Form and list of workshops are available here.
As numbers are limited, the Ethos Foundation is calling for expressions of interest in attending from organisations and individuals involved in such relocalisation initiatives in Eastern Australia.
A NonProfit, sustainability learning and earthcare organisation, this group’s mission is to cultivate effective new thinking, values and action for positive, ecologically sustainable futures.
They are based at Binna Burra in the mountains of south east Queensland – in Yugambeh Country, the home of the Wangerriburra People, who are respected as the Traditional Owners of this land.
A registered charity, Ethos’ activities are funded from revenue their consulting service, educational and earthcare enterprises, education programs, partnership and sponsorship relationships, grants, gifts and donations, book sales and memberships.
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