This approach guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics.
By adopting the Permaculture ethics and applying its principles in our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers. This journey builds skills and resilience at home and in our local communities that will help us prepare for an uncertain future with less available energy.
Tools such as Forum, Fishbowl, Open Space, World Cafe and Sociocracy 3.0 are used and practiced, creating and encouraging a space of trust and mutual support encouraging the groups to discover the best practices for conflict resolution, organization and decision making. Strong lasting bonds are created, sustained by healthy creative and transparent relationships in the spirit of sharing and cooperation.
Hatha Yoga is a well established practice all over the world, from the Ashrams of the East to the best health clubs of the West. As a regular practice, Yoga keeps the body healthy, a more focused mind and consequently a more realized soul. Yoga is a lifestyle that promotes happiness, inner peace and harmony within ourselves and with others around us.
Sociocracy acts as “social technology” for unlocking ownership, engagement and a sense of purpose while promoting respect, diversity and inclusion.
It’s an invitation to bring greater awareness to the underlying things that motivate us to act.
Dragon Dreaming also fosters diversity, creativity and vitality, not only for ourselves and the team but rather for the whole world. Dragon Dreaming creates sustainability.
The Work That Reconnects has inspired thousands of people to take heart and work together for the sake of life on Earth, despite rapidly worsening social and ecological conditions.
Change makers and their projects need further support to sustain momentum and motivation in order to create new social enterprises or to become entrepreneurs within the organizations they already belong to. As we start putting into practice the inspiration and skills gained, we inevitably run into the resistance of systems to change.
We need to deepen our understanding about the process of change over time, and learn how to be personally resilient within it, becoming able to embrace challenges and failures alongside the successes.
Fundraising is highly important in the modern world in which we live, and in which money is the measure of all value, many projects fail to achieve their potential due to lack of funds. With the proper fundraising approach, there is no need for any project not to happen because of lack of money.
Students become change agents and sustainability designers, taking active roles in transitioning their existing communities, institutions and neighborhoods, to more sustainable patterns of production and consumption, as well as leading more joyful, meaningful and healthier lives.