What's on this week in the permaculture world - Friday 2nd December 2011

Wednesday, 30th November 2011

Want to learn practical skills, get inspired, campaign for climate justice, fill your larder? Don't paint the town red this weekend, paint it green! Find out more on our weekly round up of events in the permaculture world.

Business for the Environment dialogue - Durban, South Africa

Tuesday 6th December

Progressive companies around the world are developing products and services that will revolutionise
industries and deliver transformative change for society and our planet. These solutions are driving new
business growth while significantly reducing emissions towards a low-carbon, sustainable future for all.

Accelerating and scaling up implementation across sectors and borders, however, will require a higher level of
collaboration than we have ever seen before, between business, government, and NGOs. The Business for the
Environment (B4E) COP17 Dialogue aims to facilitate this, bringing stakeholders together to forge new partnerships
and take real action on climate change. Leading the way and powering ahead for a clean industrial revolution. 

This event is by strict invitation only but we thought it was important news to let you know about.

Further information - B4E website

Climate justice march - London

3rd December

12:00pm: Assemble for the march at Blackfriars Bridge.

2:30 - 3pm: Climate Justice Rally outside Parliament. 

This year's climate justice march has a new, thought-provoking slogan: 7/50. It's based on a pair of shocking statistics: 7% of the world's population produce 50% of the world's emissions; 7% of the world's emissions are produced by 50% of the world's population.

If, like us, you're shocked by this, then come and make your voice heard on Saturday 3rd December. It's not just about placard waving either: you can join in all manner of activities from a climate 'walk of shame' (taking in the sites of some of the biggest corporate carbon emitters in London) through to a meditative prayer meeting, organised by Christian Ecology Link.

Further information - http://www.campaigncc.org/

Human rights film festival - Roehampton

Monday 5th - Saturday 10th December

A film festival that aims to raise awareness about human rights. Alongside each carefully selected film, there will be competitions and workshops. All of the films are FREE and there will be drinks and refreshments available.

Where? - Roehampton University

Further information - http://humanrightsfilmfestival.yolasite.com/ 

Raw food workshop - Victoria, Canada

Saturday 3rd December

Learn how to make the popular Green Smoothies and Kale Chips which are both made with nutrient dense green leafy plants. Discover how ingesting kale, lemon sorrel, spinach and other greens have the power to enhance your energy level and overall health. Learn how to have your cake and benefit from it too. Led by the two passionate raw foodists Jim Maurice and Ken Steele.

Further info - Royal Roads University website

Spoil movie free screening and discussion - Toronto, Canada

Monday 5th December, 6:30pm

A powerful documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest by EP Films. This stunning film shows the splendour of nature with beautiful photography and film footage. It highlights the nature we all want to protect, and how our incessant addiction to burn more oil, is helping to destroy it. It also shows how a First People live sustainably in wonderful wilderness. They define this oft misused word 'sustainable' as the ability to live in a place without extracting any resources. 

Where? - Annette Library

Further information - Green Toronto website