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Australia: Local Lives – Global Matters Conference in Castlemaine
October 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - October 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Co-organized by Local Futures/ISEC and Oases, a Melbourne-based institute with affiliation to Schumacher College in the UK. Local Lives – Global Matters, will include a large number of regional partners that are already involved in various forms of localization, including co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren’s, institute. The event consists of plenaries, workshops, story-telling, arts and music, as well as site visits showcasing local initiatives. Themes include meaningful livelihoods, reducing scale, reclaiming democracy, local interdependence and the strengthening of spiritual values.
Confirmed speakers include:
Helena Norberg-Hodge,Executive Director of Local Futures
Manish Jain, Coordinator of Shikshantar (India)
Camila Moreno, Brazilian activist focused on the impacts of biotechnology and agribusiness.
Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement (UK)
Raphael Souchier, a French consultant and writer focused on sustainable local economies.
David Holmgren, a co-originator of permaculture (Australia)
Samuel Alexander, co-director of the Simplicity Institute (Australia)
Susan Murphy, founding teacher of Zen Open Circle (Australia)